Wadde has recovered from a partially torn ACL while Jones was dealing with a knee ailment that required surgery.
Waddle, who is on the physically unable to perform list, says he hasn't experienced any pain or tightness and is progressing to football activities as a part of his rehab.
"It's just day by day, just seeing how the knee feels when we come out here and do some stuff," Waddle said. "Just the next day, seeing how it feels after getting after it a little bit.
"I think we're getting really close. I've been out here running good, feeling good when I was running. No pain, no tightness afterward, so I think we're getting close."
Waddle is hopeful he will be ready for the Lions' season opener against the Chargers on Sept. 13.
"I do think there's a chance," he said. "We're still working hard to keep progressing, doing more things gradually, and we'll just see where that takes us."
|P3||8/26/16||@ CAR||7:30 pm|
|P4||9/1/16||@ NYG||7:00 pm|
|1||9/11/16||@ ARI||8:30 pm|
|5||10/9/16||@ CLE||1:00 pm|
|7||10/23/16||@ PIT||4:25 pm|
|8||10/30/16||@ BUF||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 9|
|11||11/20/16||@ SF||4:25 pm|
|12||11/27/16||@ NYJ||8:30 pm|
|15||12/18/16||@ DEN||4:25 pm|
|17||1/1/17||@ MIA||1:00 pm|
|2015||New England Patriots||1||0|
|2015||New England Patriots||1||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
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