Jones (undisclosed) is sidelined through minicamp due to a setback, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Jones is expected to be among the contenders for a starting spot in the Eagles defensive 11 this season, but his absence from offseason workouts due to injury doesn't do him any favors in that regard. Given that he has more than a month before training camp opens, there's a decent chance he will be healthy enough to practice at that point.
Head coach Doug Pederson said Jones is "in the mix" to be a starter in 2018, Dave Zangaro of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.
The 2017 second-round pick suited up once in 2017 due to Achilles and hamstring injuries. Jones will be up against Rasul Douglas and Jalen Mills to earn a starting job opposite Ronald Darby, and this projects to be a tight competition. Douglas broke up 11 passes in his rookie season, and Mills has 21 pass breakups during his first two campaigns. This battle could go through training camp.
Jones (hamstring) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice.
Jones sustained an unspecified hamstring injury in Week 17 and wasn't available for last weekend's playoff victory over Atlanta. However, his full-participant status in practice suggests he'll receive clearance to return for this weekends NFC championship game against Minnesota.
Jones (Achilles), who is active for Sunday's game against the Cowboys, is expected to play about 25 snaps in his NFL debut, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
A rookie second-round pick out of Washington, Jones had been on the Non-Football Injury list all season before the Eagles officially activated him Saturday. With starting cornerback Jalen Mills (ankle) inactive for a mostly meaningless regular-season finale for the Eagles, Jones and the team's other depth options in the secondary should be called upon to pick up the slack. If Jones fares well in his first NFL action, he could stake a claim to a decent-sized role on defense during the Eagles' postseason run.
Jones returned to practice earlier this month and joins the team in time for their Week 17 game against the Cowboys, as well as a potential playoff run. The rookie second-round pick hasn't seen game action in almost a calendar year, so his NFL debut Sunday isn't likely to see him in an expanded defensive role.