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New England receives crucial Mac Jones update ahead of Week 2 matchup vs. Steelers

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Mac Jones is back at the Patriots practice facilities. Field Yates tweeted on Friday morning that Jones is back in the building.

Mac Jones missed practice on Thursday due to an illness, but it likely would not hold him out of his Week 2 matchup with the Steelers.

Yesterday, Bill Belichick didn’t seem too worried that his quarterback was missing time.

“Yeah, there are things that he needs, but we have to get everyone else ready too,” Belichick said.

If Jones had missed more time, Belichick and the Patriots should have been worried. The quarterbacks behind Mac Jones on the depth chart are veteran Brian Hoyer and rookie Bailey Zappe.

Mac Jones is dealing with a plethora of issues, including this illness and the back injury he suffered late in the loss against the Dolphins on Sunday. He has not missed a start in just over a year of action in the NFL

The Patriots don’t want to be dealing with health issues to their franchise quarterback. If last weekend was any indication for the future of New England Patriots football, it could be a dim few years. The offense looked stagnant, and it was challenging for the team to move the ball up the field with any ease.

Patriots practice began at 12:15 PM today in Foxborough, and Mac Jones was on the field.

Mac Jones and company will undergo their final preparations to face another injury decimated team, the Pittsburgh Steelers. All signs point towards Jones suiting up on Sunday, a relief for New Englanders.