To say that rookie cornerback Cyrus Jones has been disastrous returning punts this season would be an understatement. Whether it’s the multitude of muffed punts or his inability to actually field punts, Jones has been horrendous in that aspect of the game.
In an attempt to see if there are better options out there, the New England Patriots have reportedly brought veteran Devin Hester in for a tryout.
#Patriots brought in return specialist Devin Hester today for a tryout, per source. No word on whether they'll sign him.
— Courtney Fallon (@CourtneyFallon_) December 15, 2016
Hester, who owns the NFL record for the most combined kickoff and punt returns for touchdowns, was waived by the Baltimore Ravens earlier this week (more on that here).
Despite Hester’s prowess on special teams, he too has struggled holding on to the ball. The dynamic 34-year-old return man fumbled five times prior to being let go by the Ravens. Interestingly enough, that’s the same amount of times Jones has coughed up the ball this season for the Pats.