Philadelphia Eagles rookie cornerback Sidney Jones is set to make his NFL debut against the Dallas Cowboys today. But how many snaps will he play? It’s been unclear to this point, but now we have an answer.
According to NFL insider Adam Schefter, Jones is set to get “about 25 or so plays, and even some on special teams.”
That’s pretty cool news. It would’ve been a bummer to see Jones activated only to not get many snaps. Now we know we’ll get to see the Eagles’ 2017 second-round pick play for a decent amount of time.
The Eagles officially activated Jones to their 53-man roster on Saturday after the rookie corner spent nearly the entire season recovering from an Achilles injury suffered in March.
Getting to see Jones play will provide some extra interest in an otherwise meaningless game. It’ll also give the Eagles a chance to evaluate where he’s at and determine if he can contribute to the team during their playoff run.
In other playing time news, NFL insider Adam Caplan shared his expectations for Nick Foles and the starting offense.