Marvin Jones is practicing.
Well, not in the traditional sense. Or really the technical sense. He's working though. And why not? His foot is partially broken but not his hands. Recovering from a "stress fraction" in his foot, Cincinnati's break-out receiver sits in a chair and catches over 100 footballs per day with the use of a machine or his children, writes the mothership.
Offensive coordinator Hue Jackson saw one of his starting wide receiver Marvin Jones on crutches and asked, "Can you still catch?"
"I think I can still catch," Jones said and why not? Even though a boot is helping mend the stress fracture in his boot (fifth metatarsal), he’s catching 100 footballs a day.
"Catching is catching," Jones said Thursday in-between rehab stints. "Keep my hands right, keep them ready, so when it’s right there’ll be no drop-off and they’ll be no drops."
The mothership speculates that Jones could return by October 5 when the Bengals play New England on Sunday Night Football.