Jonas Shaffer of the Baltimore Sun, citing a source with knowledge of the situation, reports that Broncos CB Cyrus Jones underwent successful open-heart surgery on Thursday in Denver.
Jones posted the following on his Instagram account a few days ago:
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When my doctor told me I would need open heart surgery I couldn’t believe what he had just said. Especially for something that I had been living with my whole life. It took me some time to fully grasp what that meant. Stuck in between wanting to feel sorry for myself, hopeless/angry at God, I had to make a decision. Would I bask in my misery and bow down to my situation or would I DECIDE? Decide to stand on faith or stand on negative thinking. So I made a decision! “God shall be my hope, my stay, my guide and lantern to my feet.” When I say failure is not an option, it’s a prayer, an affirmation and an acknowledgment. God has brought my family and I this far, so much joy and so many blessings. This is just another opportunity for God to manifest in my life so that I can be an example of what faith with work can truly do. Thank you to everyone who has reached out with prayers and support. I Love and Appreciate you all! #AnomalousCoronaryArtery #DontWaitForTomorrow #SaveYourLifeToday #finao 🙏🏾🐶
Jones noted an anomalous coronary artery, which is a congenital heart defect that causes an artery to grow in the wrong place.
Denver placed Jones on the reserve/non-football injury list a few weeks ago, so this helps to explain what led to this roster move.
Jones, 25, is a former second-round pick of the Patriots back in 2016. He was entering the third year of his four-year, $4 million contract when the Patriots waived him coming out of the preseason in 2018.
Jones had a brief stint on the Ravens’ practice squad before returning to the Patriots. From there, he returned to the Ravens before eventually being claimed by the Broncos last month.
In 2019, Jones appeared eight games and recorded three tackles to go along with 113 punt return yards.