Jones (Achilles) was moved to the reserve/Non-Football Injury list Friday, Zach Berman of The Inquirer reports.
Jones, on the mend from a March injury to his Achilles, is eligible to practice between Week 6 and 8. Then, he has a three-week window to be activated or he'll finish the season on injured reserve.
This move was likely inevitable as Jones tore his Achilles tendon in March. As it stands, the Eagles will have Jalen Mills, Patrick Robinson and Rasul Douglas to work with as their top corners to open training camp.
Jones (Achilles) is now out of his walking boot and expected to attend minicamp next week, Zach Berman of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Jones, who tore his Achilles in March, still has his sights set on being ready for his rookie campaign in 2017. He likely won't be able to do much at next week's mandatory minicamp, but the Eagles will be able to evaluate their second-round pick's progress with his recovery.
Jones (Achilles) is hopeful to be out of his walking boot by May 21, Aaron Kasinitz of Penn Live reports.
Jones, originally a sure-fire first-round selection, fell to the second round of last month's draft after tearing his Achilles tendon in March. While the team is being relatively mum on his progress, the May 21 date of removing his walking boot is the first big step in his recovery. Martin Frank of the Delaware News reported that Jones shot down rumblings he could be back by October by stating, "I don't think that's a credible source." While it is still too early to pin down a return date, he at least appears to be making significant progress in his recovery.
Jones dropped to the second round of last month's draft after tearing his left Achilles tendon back in March. Prior to that, the former Washington standout was projected to be a sure-fire first-round selection. Although his injury has unfortunately delayed the start to his professional career, Philadelphia's medical team is reportedly pleased with his progress through rehab. Nonetheless, it's still too early for them to pin down a return date for Jones, who figures to bolster the Eagles' cornerback ranks once healthy.
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