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Patriots Chris Jones Named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week

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Another piece of information in Jones' redemption arc.

Jim Rogash

The NFL has named New England Patriots defensive tackle Chris Jones the AFC Special Teams Player of the Week. Jones blocked the New York Jets last second field goal attempt to secure the Patriots two point victory on Thursday Night Football.

Jones completes his storybook tale of redemption after being penalized on a field goal in overtime against the Jets last season, allowing the Jets to try again to win the game.

Jones joins a list of Patriots who have won the award, including Devin McCourty, Dan Connolly, and Julian Edelman. Surprisingly, it's hard to find evidence if Matthew Slater has ever earned the title.

Jones has become an important part of the Patriots defensive line, playing both the 3-4 defensive end and the 4-3 defensive tackle spots. He's grown tremendously as a player since last year and looks to be a key player for the rest of the season.

Congratulations to Jones on his great accomplishment.