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New England Patriots QB Mac Jones (back) attends practice

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Sep 11, 2022; Miami Gardens, Florida, USA; New England Patriots quarterback Mac Jones (10) throws the football during the fourth quarter against the Miami Dolphins at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports

New England quarterback Mac Jones was on the field Wednesday as the Patriots reported perfect attendance at practice.

Jones told reporters Monday that he did not expect a back issue to keep him out of Sunday’s game at Pittsburgh.

He said an X-ray after the Week 1 defeat at Miami revealed no structural damage.

Safety Adrian Phillips also participated Wednesday after sustaining a rib injury in the first half of the season-opening 20-7 loss to the Dolphins.

Jones, 24, said he likely injured his back on a roughing-the-passer penalty in the fourth quarter.

“I’ve been hit harder before, I’ll probably get hit harder in the future,” Jones said.

Jones did not miss a snap of the Miami game. He completed 21 of 30 passes for 213 yards with one touchdown and one interception.

–Field Level Media