New England Patriots cornerback Jack Jones had firearm charges dropped on Tuesday, just days ahead of the team’s season opener this weekend.
at Boston’s Logan International Airport after officials found two loaded firearms in his carry-on luggage. He was initially charged with two counts of five different charges, including possession of a concealed weapon in a secured area of an airport, unlawful possession of a firearm and more.
He was released on bail, and .
Jones, 25, was selected by the Patriots in the fourth round of the 2022 NFL Draft. The former Arizona State standout had 30 tackles, two interceptions and a touchdown in 13 games during his rookie season. He missed two games near the end of the season due to a knee injury, and then he was suspended for the last two games after reported issues with his rehab and an apparent issue with coach Bill Belichick.
The Patriots went 8-9 last season, and missed the playoffs for the second time in the last three years. They will officially open their season on Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles.