Green Bay Packers fans and fantasy owners of WR James Jones need to closely watch his practice status this week, because his status for this week’s game against the Cleveland Browns is totally up in the air. Jones suffered a PCL sprain in last week’s win against the Baltimore Ravens, and the Packers did a nice job of overcoming the first-half injuries to key WRs Randall Cobb and Jones. Cobb is on the short-term I.R. with a significant knee injury, whereas James Jones was luckily able to escape serious damage.
ESPN NFL Nation’s Rob Demovsky reports that Jones was not spotted at practice, and this news comes as no surprise. Even though Jones’s injury isn’t as severe as it could have been, it would have been a bit unrealistic to expect him to practice on the first day of Week 7. He will most likely be a game-time decision this week, and hopefully we can get some more updates soon on the status of the Packers key wideout.
Jones has 20 receptions for 349 yards and two touchdowns this season, with the highlight being a monster performance against the Washington Redskins in Week 2. He hauled in 11 passes for 178 yards that week, and he also had over 100 receiving yards against the Detroit Lions in Week 5. We’ll see just how severe Jones’s PCL sprain is, but he still has a shot at playing this week.