Jones' return could help a struggling defensive line, but he may need another week or two before he's up to full speed.
Jones has been activated from the exempt list, Zak Keefer of the IndyStar reports.
Jones was suspended earlier this summer for violating the NFL's policy on PEDs. He was evaluated by the team prior to being activated.
The Colts will evaluate Jones' conditioning before he's activated, as the team does have a one-week exemption it can use to give the veteran defensive lineman some extra time to get ready. If everything checks out in practice, Jones will make his 2016 debut Sunday against the Bears, though he might have a rather limited role. He's unlikely to emerge as an IDP option, even in deep formats.
Jones will be suspended for the first four games of the 2016 season for violating the NFL policy on PEDs, Ian Rapoport of NFL.com reports.
Jones missed the entire 2015 season due to torn ligaments in his ankle and did not participate in spring practices. He may have been sidelined to start the season even without the suspension, but this still hurts Indy's depth on the defensive line.
Jones (ankle) will not participate in spring OTAs, but is scheduled to return to the field with the start of training camp in late July, the Indianapolis Star reports.
Jones missed the entire 2015 season due to torn ligaments in his ankle. It sounds like he's on pace to return, but we'll need to see how he holds up during training camp.
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