Chandler Jones out a month
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Chandler Jones out a month
Wednesday October 22nd, 2014

New England Patriots defensive end Chandler Jones is expected to miss up to a month with a hip injury, Shalise Manza Young of the Boston Globe reports.

Jones, 24, leads the Patriots with 4.5 sacks this season and also has a fumble recovery. His 11.5 sacks last season also led the team. He has 22.0 sacks during his three-year career since being a first-round pick out of Syracuse in the 2012 draft.

The Patriots acquired linebacker Akeem Ayers and a seventh-round draft pick from the Tennessee Titans for a sixth-round pick on Tuesday. Starting linebacker Jerod Mayo was lost for the season earlier this month after tearing his right patellar tendon against the Buffalo Bills.

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New England's defense is No. 12 in the league in both points and yards allowed. The Pats are No. 10 in the NFL with 18.0 sacks on the season.

The Patriots host the Chicago Bears on Sunday at 1 p.m.

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