Splicing wires is a big deal for the Bengals

BENGALS WR BRADY JONES said he has not seen the splicing wire in action as he continues to recover from surgery to repair a torn labrum.

The veteran linebacker has been cleared to play football again by the NFL’s medical staff, but the NFL is still working to finalise the timetable for his return.

“We’re in the process of doing the splices,” Jones said on Monday.

“I’m just trying to keep my mind on it.

It’s not a big worry at this point.”

The Bengals signed Jones to a two-year deal in October.

His $2.5m cap hit is guaranteed, so it will be interesting to see if the team pays him what he would earn on the open market.

In the past two seasons, Jones has started all 16 games, starting 13.

He has also recorded eight interceptions and 14 pass breakups, as well as six sacks.

He is a free agent in 2019 and a free agency after the 2019 season.