Philadelphia Eagles CB Sidney Jones is still not ready for practice
Philadelphia Eagles rookie cornerback is still waiting patiently for his return/debut.
Philadelphia Eagles second-round pick Sidney Jones still has yet to take the field. The rookie cornerback suffered a ruptured Achilles way back in March at Washington’s pro day. After the Eagles selected Jones in the second round of the 2017 NFL Draft, nobody knew if he would be able to debut during his rookie season.
About a month ago, Jones was eligible to come off the injured reserve if he was cleared to play. Unfortunately, the Eagles did not think that Jones was ready to take the field. Jones has been doing light workouts and has been involved on the sideline the entire season. But the window of Jones debut during the 2017 season is starting to close.
Will Jones play this season?
As Week 13 approaches, Jones has yet to even strap on a helmet. Eagles head coach Doug Pederson assured the media on Wednesday that the rookie is still in his rehab process. Although he told everybody that he is making good progress in rehab, he would not give any further plans for Jones this season.
At this point, it is probably best to keep Jones off the field until next season. Not only are the Eagles looking to make a deep run with a 10-1 record, but the current cornerback’s on the field are absolutely dominating opponents. Jalen Mills, Ronald Darby, Rasul Douglas and Patrick Robinson have all combined for nine interceptions and 120 tackles this season.
With the way the Eagles handled Darby’s injury, it is almost a guarantee that Jones never sees the field in 2017. After all, Darby’s return was set for six weeks but didn’t actually return until close to ten weeks later.
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Not to mention, Jones has yet to even take an NFL snap and hasn’t actually played football since last year. As of right now, the chances of Jones playing this year is slim to none. The Eagles have made it clear that if their players are not one-hundred percent, they will not force them back out there.