- Ohm Youngmisuk, ESPN Staff Writer
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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.