The New England Patriots took another hit Friday night, when second year cornerback and returner Cyrus Jones suffered a non-contact injury playing in coverage.

Following an MRI performed Saturday morning, it was confirmed that Jones tore the ACL in his right knee, making him the second Patriot to suffer such an injury this preseason.

Of course, the team's top wide receiver, Julian Edelman, tore his own ACL tear attempting to make a cut in the team's third preseason game against the Detroit Lions.

While Jones struggled mightily both on defense and special teams last season and hadn't looked great in the early going this summer, he was expected to make the team's initial 53-man roster.

Though Jones was expected by many to slot into the team's fifth and final corner spot on the depth chart, he was expected to play a significant role in the return game, especially after Edelman's injury.

Now that Jones, who was a top punt returner in College while at Alabama, is joining Edelman on the sideline, the Pats will have to look for another full-time return man.