Aug 9 Despite some soreness in his hamstrings, as well as a bruised leg, Jones has been practicing with the Lions on a daily basis. However, as a precautionary measure, the rookie running back's involvement has been limited to avoid making the ailment any worse. The team expects him to be ready for the start of the regular season.
Advice: Jones, who was the 30th overall pick in this year's draft, is slated to open the season as the Lions' starting running back. Artose Pinner, Shawn Bryson and Olandis Gary are battling for backup jobs.
Aug 9 Jerry Green, of the Detroit News, reports Detroit Lions rookie RB Kevin Jones (leg bruise, hamstring) was held out of the team's public practice session Saturday, Aug. 7, due to a contusion on his leg. Mark Synder, of the Detroit Free Press, reports Jones also has hamstring issues, which have kept him off the practice field. He was able to participate in some drills Sunday, Aug. 8.
Sore hamstrings occur often w/ rookies, but never a good thing when you are fighting for the starting spot and your backups get all the carries.
August 11, 2004 6:26 PM ET
Lions: Jones could play in opener
Despite a hamstring injury that has prevented running back Kevin Jones from practicing at full speed, the rookie has not yet been ruled out for the Lions' preseason opener on Saturday against Pittsburgh, according to the Detroit News.
We're anxious to see Jones play, but we also assume he'll need a couple full-speed workouts under his belt before the team throws him into his first professional action.
doesnt seem like its certain he will play, bad news if he doesnt
Mariucci wrote:On whether RB Kevin Jones has been ruled out for Saturday’s game: “I wanted him to practice more then he has in order to play and play well. We are going to finalize our thoughts on Friday morning, but right now he is a little under-practiced.”
confirms the above