Some days he is wearing a bucket hat, other days he just had his dreadlocks pulled back. He always has on his jersey. He not yet, however, been allowed to wear a helmet.
“It’s a process,” Jones said to NJ Advance Media following Sunday’s practice. “I’m taking it slow. They just tell me (what I’m going to be doing) day-by-day.”
Jones, who is still recovering from a torn Achilles he suffered back in March, is perhaps the most important member of the Eagles’ cornerback position, even though Jones himself is not one for the spotlight. During practice he stands and watches, although recently he was seen doing some extremely light footwork drills with coaches.
At this point it is unclear when Jones will be returning to the sideline, and understandably, the cornerback does not want to put a time table on his return.
“Everything is still on track,” Jones said. “I’m focusing on my rehab. Trying to get back.”
Whether the track he remains on leads to him playing this season is unknown.
Jones returning to the Eagles as the same player he was during his college career at Washington would be a massive boost to their secondary. Had Jones not suffered a torn Achilles, he likely would have gone in the top 15 picks. Instead, he slipped to the Eagles in the second round.
Although the chances of him playing this season appear slim, Jones does not act like a player who is expected to be out the whole…
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