On Tuesday, Redskins RB Matt Jones worked off to the side at Redskins practice with other injured players, rehabbing from the sprained AC joint in his left shoulder.
Interestingly, the work Jones put in with trainers seemed more focused on his legs than his shoulder, which Jones explained as a way to keep his legs strong when he's not taking reps with the first team offense. More importantly, Jones feels like his injury is moving along quickly.
"It's feeling pretty good. I'm moving fast in my healing process right now," Jones said. "I'm taking big strides."
Asked if his goal was to be back for the Redskins regular season opener against the Steelers on September 12, Jones replied "definitely."
Jones has been shutdown from playing in preseason games. The story said his shoulder wasn't in a sling nor did he seem to be in discomfort. All good signs he should be ready for Week 1.