Though his presence at the Giants offseason workout program is uplifting for him and his teammates, Chad Jones is not close to making his NFL debut, and he will not participate in the three-day rookie mini-camp that begins Friday.
Jones, the Giants’ third-round draft pick in 2010, is attempting to resume a football career that was thrown off course in June of 2010 when a horrific car accident nearly cost him his life and his left leg. A long an arduous rehabilitation program has brought about remarkable progress but a few weeks ago Giants officials warned that Jones still has “a long way to go’’ and cautioned that he remains in the rehab portion of his recovery.
Jones, a safety from LSU, has not been cleared to participate in this week’s rookie camp. He most likely won’t be cleared to partake in the veteran camp June 12-14. The Giants are hopeful Jones one day can play for them but at this point they are not planning on him for the upcoming season.
The Giants agreed to terms with offensive tackle Matt McCants, a sixth-round pick from Alabama-Birmingham. Tight end Adrien Robinson, a fourth-round pick from Cincinnati, was the first draft pick to reach a contract agreement.
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