While there is still a month before Marvin Jones is expected to return to the Cincinnati Bengals' receiver rotation, he still showed signs of progress Wednesday as he begins a new phase of rehab for his surgically repaired left foot.
For the first time since hurting his foot in a training-camp practice three weeks ago, Jones was off crutches and out of the scooter he had been using to keep pressure off his foot. Each of those devices have been tossed away as he has started walking on his own power. He's still in a protective boot, but he can at least walk around normally without any other assistance.
As a result, the wideout felt compelled to catch passes off to the side Wednesday afternoon while his teammates went through their second workout ahead of Sunday's season opener at Baltimore.
He should be back Week 5 when the Bengals go to New England.
Jones is still a favorite here at 4for4, and we expect him to make some noise in the second half of the season once he gets back into the swing of things.