Redskins running back Matt Jones returned to the practice field in a limited capacity Monday after nursing a partially separated left shoulder the last two weeks, Mike Jones of the Washington Post reports.
Jones, Washington’s projected starter, wore a yellow non-contact jersey as a precaution, but did test out his shoulder, hitting some blocking pads and receiving hits from the same, and reported after practice that his shoulder “feels awesome.”
“You can tell a big difference from a week or two ago,” Jones said. “I couldn’t even move, and now I’m out here banging around. I feel like I’m in a great position right now.”
The Redskins haven’t made a determination on Jones’s availability for next Monday night against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Coach Jay Gruden said that Jones would practice fully either Wednesday or Thursday, and that team doctors and trainers would then assess his health afterward and then reach a conclusion.
But Jones said, “Yes. Definitely,” when asked if he believed that he could play against the Steelers.