Chad Jones runs a 4.84 40-yard dash

October, 5, 2011
Chad Jones continued his long road back to playing football by running a couple of 40-yard dashes on his 23rd birthday.

Running on a track at St. Martin's Episcopal School in Metairie (La.), Jones was clocked running a 4.84 and a 4.90 according to the New Orleans Times-Picayune. Watch this video courtesy of the Times-Picayune.

"Today was a great day," Jones told reporters after the sprint. "Had a lot of support from friends and family and fans. I kind of exceeded what I was going to do in my head in running a 4.84. I am pretty glad about my time even though I got about six more months of rehab. Things look good right now."

"I won't say I'm satisfied," he continued. "The short-term goal, today, yeah, I'm very satisfied. But my long-term goal is to be on the field to be a New York Giant in full uniform. I'm still hungry and still trying to fight to the final goal which is being a New York Giant full-time football player."

Jones, the Giants' third-round pick in 2010 out of LSU, nearly died in a car accident last summer and has had a long, grueling rehab.

The safety's goal is to make his comeback next year at training camp.
Ohm Youngmisuk has covered the Giants, Jets and the NFL since 2006. Prior to that, he covered the Nets, Knicks and the NBA for nearly a decade. He joined after working at the New York Daily News for almost 12 years and is a graduate of Michigan State University.
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