Friday, November 1, 2013
Practice report: James Jones back in pads
By Rob Demovsky
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- The Green Bay Packers receiving corps was back at full strength -- or as full as it will be until Randall Cobb is eligible to come off the injured reserve/designed for return list next month.
That’s because James Jones practiced in pads on Friday for the first time since his Oct. 13 left knee injury against the Baltimore Ravens. Although Jones needs to show he can get through the practice and not have any setbacks or swelling in the days that follow, he may be on track to play against the Chicago Bears on Monday Night Football at Lambeau Field.
Jones appeared to take part in all drills during the early portion of practice that was open to reporters.
Without Cobb and Jones, the Packers have gotten solid production from second-year pro Jarrett Boykin and rookie Myles White. Boykin has 13 catches for 192 yards and a touchdown in the last two games, while White has six catches for 44 yards since being promoted from the practice squad on Oct. 15.
Only three players were not practicing: linebacker Clay Matthews (thumb), linebacker Nick Perry (foot) and tight end Jermichael Finley (neck). Matthews and Finley already have been ruled out this week.
The full injury report will be available after practice.