The young Bengals may be without CB Adam Jones for the start of the season, as Geoff Hobson at Bengals.com says that the corner may start the season on the physically unable to perform list (PUP) and miss the first six weeks of the 2011 season.
Jones has stepped up his rehab now that he’s wearing his helmet in drills on the side, but is still quite a ways away from returning. “They said they don’t know, but most likely,” Jones said after Sunday’s practice. “Nothing is set in stone.”
The team is for now being careful with Jones, as he had two surgeries on his herniated neck disk. One ended his first Bengals season last October and the other one this past July knocked him out of training camp.
“The doctor told me I was healed,” Jones said. “Hopefully they’re going to (PUP) me because it’s a long-term thing and not just for this season. They want me healthy for not just this season. That’s the way I’m looking at it.