September 7, 2019 / 10:46 PM / 11 days ago

Patriots sign CB Jones to three-year extension

Feb 3, 2019; Atlanta, GA, USA; Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jared Goff (16) is hit near the sideline by New England Patriots defensive back Jonathan Jones (31) during the fourth quarter of Super Bowl LIII at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

The New England Patriots agreed to a three-year extension with cornerback Jonathan Jones, ESPN reported on Saturday.

The deal is worth $21 million with bonuses that can increase the amount, according to ESPN. Jones now is under contract through 2022.

Jones is earning $3.095 million in base salary this season after signing a restricted free-agent tender in the offseason. He was slated to become an unrestricted free agent following the 2019 season.

The 25-year-old Jones had a career-best three interceptions in 16 games (five starts) last season. He also had 56 tackles, 1.5 sacks and one forced fumble.

Jones has 98 career tackles and four interceptions in 48 games (10 starts).

The Patriots open the season on Sunday against the visiting Pittsburgh Steelers.

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