Berea Report: Sean Jones Likely Out for Season
Jun 10, 2004
by Barry McBride
The Browns wrapped up Quarterback School sessions this morning with sour news. The team also informed reporters today that S Sean Jones will likely be lost for the season after tearing his left ACL, and that TE Keith Heinrich has broken his right leg. Here's more on today's events...
JONES OUT: Sean Jones could be lost for the season after tearing an ACL in his left knee during practice on Tuesday. The second-round pick from Georgia was injured while leaping making a play during the team's quarterback school sessions.
Jones was considered to be a possibility to start by the end of the season, and was using the quarterback school to refine his techniques and learn the Browns defense. The injury is a blow to the Browns' hopes of strengthening themselves at Safety, where Earl Little and Robert Griffith have started for the past several seasons.
"(Jones) is a great athlete, and was leaping up and making a great play", Butch Davis told reporters, "It was an unfortunate and a freaky type of an (injury)"
Davis, who traded up in the draft to grab Jones after dealing away the Browns second-round pick to land Kellen Winslow, Jr., is looking to 2003 draft choice Chris Crocker to help fill the void, saying that Crocker has had "an outstanding off-season".
The Browns also signed ex-Colts and Buccaneer safety David Gibson, who was in practice today wearing #48. Davis also said that the team would be keeping their eyes open for other possible players who they feel might be able to step in.
Tight end Keith Heinrich was also injured in recent days, breaking a fibula in his right leg last Thursday. Heinrich is in a "boot walker" at present, and the team was not able to provide a timetable for his recovery.