Jalen’s Mills reconversion to security seems to be going properly for Patriots

FOXBORO — Within the look for Devin McCourty’s different at safety inside the Patriots’ starting safety, Jalen Mills made a sturdy first impression in Thursday night’s preseason opener in opposition to the Houston Texans.

Mills has some ground to make up if he’s going to be part of the Patriots’ starting unit for the third straight season, nonetheless. The good news is that the eight-year veteran made the Patriots’ prime defensive play in Thursday’s loss, undercutting rookie giant receiver Tank Dell in a cross from No. 2 complete resolve C.J. Stroud for an interception.

“I used to be truly in man-to-man with the tight finish,” Mills outlined. “He was within the backfield, although. It was an extended down and distance, so I type of confirmed a two-high look. I believe it was Myles Bryant who was subsequent to me. As soon as the tight finish type of chipped and launched by, I knew that I may take him from depth, however I simply stored eyes on the quarterback. He simply so occurred to look to his proper and my left, and I used to be capable of get beneath the route and intercept the ball.”