Wednesday will mark another milestone for former New York Giants safety Chad Jones, who is scheduled for a private workout with the New Orleans Saints. It will be his second private workout since December, and the first with his hometown team.
The comeback story that no one thought was possible continues to have chapters built in, and it now seems like an inevitability that Jones eventually puts the pads on in the NFL. For whom that will be remains to be written, but after nearly losing his life in a single-car crash in June of 2010, Jones is nearing 100% and will likely see the field in some capacity this coming season.
The documentary "Always a Fire" recently detailed Jones' incredible story, and his inspirational fight back. It's shows that "no" and "can't" are not in Jones' vocabulary, and is visual proof he won't be denied.
Unfortunately, the Giants' former third-round draft pick was unable to pass a physical in May of last year and was subsequently released. Big Blue hung on for as long as they could, but the new Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) tied their hands and they were forced to go different ways.
Last month, Jones claimed he was at about 90% and recent rumors state he's been cleared to return to full-contact practice. If those rumors prove to be true, the only hurdle he has left to clear is finding a team to sign him. And after all he's overcome to get where he is today, that seems like a very minor and trivial task.
As always, Giants 101 continues to wish Jones the very best in his comeback, and we can't wait to see him on the field!
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