What is Adam Jones' health status?

July, 11, 2011
7/11/11
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Even if Adam Jones avoids suspension and is correct in claiming he was wrongfully arrested over the weekend, it appears the Cincinnati Bengals might have additional concerns with the embattled cornerback.

Jones, who missed the final 11 games in 2010 following a season-ending neck injury, wore a neck brace and did not look like a player who will be ready for full contact in training camp at the end of the month. In fact, Jones revealed in a television interview with WCPO in Cincinnati that he recently had surgery.

"I've been in a neck brace for four weeks," Jones admitted. "I just had surgery."

Neck injuries are always concerning, and because of the lockout, Jones has not been able to rehab with the Bengals this offseason. Cincinnati is counting on Jones this season, especially if the team refuses to pay market value for pending free-agent corner Johnathan Joseph.

Jones' legal and health situations certainly will be something to keep an eye on this summer.

James Walker | email

ESPN Miami Dolphins reporter

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