New England Patriots: Chadler Jones

Keeping up with the Joneses

September, 19, 2012
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JonesUS PresswireThis weekend will be a big one for brothers (L to R) Chandler, Arthur and Jon Jones.
If you thought the Gronkowski brothers had the market cornered on athletic prowess, you have to read James Walker's piece on the brothers Jones.

The 22-year-old Chandler Jones, of course, is the Patriots' standout rookie defensive end. On Sunday night, he'll face the Ravens, the team his older brother Arthur (26) plays for as a defensive tackle.

Meanwhile, the middle child in the Jones family -- UFC fighter Jon "Bones" Jones -- will defend his light heavyweight championship on Saturday night.

"We used to fight all the time," Jon told ESPN.com. "But it wasn't because we hated each other. It was because we love each other and we're best friends. That's what best friends do -- we beat each other up over everything. But after we were done beating each other up, still bleeding, we were playing video games 25 minutes later.

"If you look at all of our faces, we got black scars and black lines all over, and that’s from our fingernails. We used to scratch and beat into each other's skin."

Older brother Arthur said this of Chandler: "Chandler is a guy who's kind of like a baby giraffe: He came out wobbly but he's full of potential. I don't think he's scratched the surface of what he can do yet. I think he can be one of the elite, great players and can play for a long time."

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