The Bengals announced Monday that they have cleared CB Adam Jones to return to practice on a roster exemption.
Jones has been on the Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform list because of a 2010 neck injury that prevented him from being medically cleared at the start of training camp.
Monday begins a three-week window during which he can practice with the team without being counted against the 53-player active roster limit. The team is allowed to add him to the roster at any time during this three-week period.
The way we see it
Jones was playing well as the team's third cornerback last season before suffering his season-ending injury. He is an experienced cover man who also adds value as a dangerous punt returner. If healthy, he should give the Bengals a boost in both areas.