Jacoby Jones passes conditioning test, activated to practice
By By Aaron Wilson
The Baltimore Sun|
Jul 25, 2013 at 10:47 AM
Pro Bowl kick returner Jacoby Jones is being activated from the non-football injury list and is cleared to practice today after passing the Ravens' mandatory conditioning test, according to a source with knowledge of the situation.
Jones didn't pass it on the initial try upon reporting to training camp, but he is now cleared to practice.
The Ravens require players when reporting to training camp to make a series of interval runs in assigned times before they're allowed to practice.
Ravens coach John Harbaugh had predicted that Jones would pass the test quickly.
"I would be very surprised if he isn't," Harbaugh said. "He's really close on it."
Meanwhile, the Ravens placed safety Anthony Levine on the active physically unable to perform list.
Jones missed a week of organized team activities and the offseason conditioning program to participate in the "Dancing With the Stars" competition, where he finished third. Harbaugh wasn't initially thrilled that his projected starting wide receiver was going to miss football activities, but he eventually came around to accept Jones' side gig.
Harbaugh wasn't critical of Jones, but made no allowances for the Pro Bowl kick returner.
"I would never make any excuses for him," Harbaugh said. "He should pass it, but he's battling. We'll see, it's up to him. It's his job to do. That's the facts. Facts are stubborn things."