Jones has been eligible to start practicing since the beginning of Week 7, but he has not been healthy enough to resume football activities. This is a major step forward for the Washington product, though it’s still not clear if he will be activated within the three-week window. It’s possible that the Eagles are looking to get Jones some valuable practice reps as the regular season winds down in order to give him a head start on his offseason training.
Jones fell to the Eagles at No. 43 he suffered an Achilles tear during the final rep of his pro day. At the time, it was believed Jones could get back on the field in October or November. Still, the Eagles believe that Jones has first-round caliber talent. And, with an NFC-leading 11-2 record, it’s not like the Eagles regret taking the long view with their second-round choice.
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