Sidney Jones to Practice this Week for Eagles
While the Eagels got maybe the worst possible news they could get, losing Carson Wentz for the year with a ACL injury, they did get some good news today.
According to ESPN.com Chris Mortensen, Eagles rookie second-round pick Sidney Jones will begin practice this, which was confirmed by Eagles coach Doug Pederson today during his press conference.
"Yeah, he’s been cleared to practice," Eagles head coach Doug Pederson confirmed.
Jones tore his Achilles' at the University of Washington's Pro Day, and hasn't done any football activities since tearing his Achilles' in March
With the Eagles struggling a bit on the defensive side of the ball the last two weeks, its possible that the Eagles are looking to get the No. 43 overall pick in the 2017 NFL draft some practice time before the regular season ends to see if he can possibly help come playoff time.
"We’re just to the point of wanting to see him out there running around, doing normal football activity," Pederson explained. "Outside of the normal workouts he’s been doing. Really changing direction and doing normal football work this week."
The Eagles have three weeks to add him to their roster or shut him down.