It was as silent as Lincoln Financial Field got all night.
Well, aside from the deep collective inhale from nearly 70,000 fans who couldn’t help but hold their breath. With just under seven minutes to go in the second quarter of Thursday night’s preseason game, Sidney Jones tried to pop up to his feet after taking on some friendly fire, stood for a moment, and then took a knee.
“I’m good. I knew I was good,” Jones said by his locker after the game. “I know I scared everybody. A teammate rolled up on me, but I knew I was fine.”
Jones said he just suffered a lower left ankle sprain when Nate Gerry collided with him. But that’s the same leg that has Jones’ surgically repaired Achilles tendon, so it was natural for everyone to gasp at the sign of him grabbing that area.
Jones, 22, was eventually able to walk to the sideline on his own power before getting checked out on the trainer’s table. He got his ankle re-taped and tested it out by jogging on the sideline. He didn’t get back in the game, but Jones said that was simply the plan.
As he has been at training camp all summer, Jones was the Eagles’ first-string nickel cornerback for the preseason opener, but that’s the position he then played with the
Article source: https://www.nbcsports.com/philadelphia/eagles/malcolm-jenkins-resumes-national-anthem-protest-raises-fist-eagles-steelers-preseason-opener
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