For safety Chad Jones, the dream of returning to the NFL after a horrific single-car accident nearly cost him his life remains alive and well. On Monday, the former LSU star had a workout with the Philadelphia Eagles, who were evaluating his progress and determining if he had any value for next season.
"Leg feels great, man," Jones told USA Today. "I feel good moving around on the field. I was moving around about 90 percent. My backpedal was crisp, my drive on the ball was good. I always have the ball skills, catching the ball. But I actually felt good being on another NFL field again."
Jones, a 2010 third-round pick (76th overall) of the New York Giants, recently took part in a documentary that detailed the hard work he's put in and continues to put in as he attempts to do the unthinkable. "Always a Fire" offers a unique -and graphic- look at Jones' injury and the efforts taken to prove all of his Doctors wrong. "You'll never play again" has not been an acceptable mantra for the two-sport athlete, and his workout with the Eagles shows there's still some hope.
Whether it's with the Eagles or any other NFL team, we here at Giants 101 continue to wish Jones the very best, and hope to see him on the field next season.
Michael Coe Waived … and Claimed:
Former Giants cornerback Michael Coe, who was waived off of Injured Reserve (IR) in late November, found himself floating down the waiver wire yet again after being released by the Miami Dolphins earlier this week. Alas, the trip was short-lived as he was claimed off of waivers by the Dallas Cowboys.
Even if Coe had cleared waivers, he would not have been eligible to sign with the Giants until the 2011-2012 season had officially ended.
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