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Report: Vikings put in claim on CB Jack Jones, but he landed with Raiders

Quarterbacks have a 136.6 QB Rating when throwing at Jones this season

The Vikings reportedly put in a claim on recently waived Patriots cornerback Jack Jones, according ESPN's Field Yates.

Jones ended up being claimed by the Las Vegas Raiders, who had a higher priority in the waiver order. Jones reunites with his high school head coach and college defensive coordinator Antonio Pierce, who recently took over as interim head coach in Las Vegas.

New England selected Jones in the fourth round of the 2022 draft out of Arizona State. During his rookie campaign, Jones recorded two interceptions, four pass breakups and one forced fumble.

The 25-year-old corner was placed on injured reserve in Week 1 with a hamstring injury and has struggled upon his return. In four games this season, quarterbacks have a 136.6 QB rating when throwing at Jones, according to PFF. The second-year corner has seen his PFF coverage grade drop from 76.0 in his rookie season to 48.2 this season.

Minnesota overhauled its cornerback room this offseason, bringing in Byron Murphy Jr. and drafting Mekhi Blackmon to go along with second-year corners Andrew Booth Jr. and Akayleb Evans. The Vikings have allowed the 10th most passing yards this season but have also recorded the 10th most interceptions.

Minnesota is set to take on the fourth worst passing attack in the league this Sunday when they visit the Denver Broncos on Sunday Night Football.