Texas A&M considering a medical redshirt for Ricky Seals-Jones

By Tom Fornelli | Staff Writer

Seals-Jones has caught three passes for 84 yards and a touchdown in 2013
Seals-Jones has caught three passes for 84 yards and a touchdown in 2013. (USATSI)

Ricky Seals-Jones showed why he was considered one of the top recruits in the 2013 class in Texas A&M's season opener against Rice, pulling in a 71-yard touchdown grab. Now, unfortunately for Seals-Jones and the Aggies, there's a possibility his next touchdown catch won't take place until 2014.

The San Antonio Express-News reports Texas A&M is considering using a medical redshirt on Seals-Jones that would keep him out for the rest of the season.

“He was in there a little bit (against Alabama), but his knee is kind of bothering him, and we're going to do what's best for him,” said Kevin Sumlin during his radio show. “He's injured and he tried to go a little bit on Saturday and it's still not right. So we're looking at it from a medical standpoint … he's either going to play up to a certain point in time, which is now, or he gets a medical redshirt.

"That's an ongoing conversation at this point."

In order to use a medical redshirt on a player the player has to have played in less than 30 percent of a team's games in a season, which in a 12-game season, means three games or less. At this point Seals-Jones has played in two games for the Aggies, as he sat out the game against Sam Houston State.

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