During the last practice before breaking camp the Bears had their offensive MVP from last year, Thomas Jones, on the field. He suited up and practiced with the scout team.
Jones will not play this Friday versus the San Diego Chargers, but he really needed to get back on the field. After a contract dispute and the injury the job of #1 running back was all but locked up by Cedric Benson. Benson is now on the shelf, this is prime time for Jones to reclaim his starting position.