According to Joe Reedy of the Cincinnati Enquirer, Bengals cornerback Adam Jones finally had his neck brace removed on Wednesday, allowing him to begin "light workouts at Ignition APG in Mason, doing some light running." This is a signficant development, due to the fact that Jones would be the player replacing Johnathan Joseph if he leaves for free agency; depending on a new Collective Bargaining Agreement or the use of 2009 rules if the league is forced to play without a new CBA.
Jones collapsed in the fourth quarter on a two-point conversion after the Falcons took a 39-25 lead with 13:09 left in the game on October 24, 2010. Soon after, he was placed on season-ending Injured Reserve with a herniated disc. Jones finished the season with an interception, a forced fumble and a fumble return for touchdown (the latter two during the same game he suffered his season-ending neck injury).
Jones signed a two-year deal with the Bengals on May 10, 2010 and will be a free agent after the 2011 season.