Stepping up in practice
Jones is competing with Devine Ozigbo, Abram Smith and Dwayne Washington for a roster spot as a backup running back, Luke Johnson of nola.com reports.
The third-year back has impressed thus far throughout training camp by gashing the Saints' defense for multiple nice runs, which is especially notable given he sits on the roster bubble. If Jones can continue catching the coaching staff's eye, the 5-foot-11, 224-pound back could carve out a rotational role alongside Mark Ingram and the recently acquired Malcolm Brown. However, all reserve running backs could receive a heavier workload depending on how Alvin Kamara's legal situation plays out.
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Winston (knee/foot) won't play in Friday's preseason game against the Packers, Sean Fazende of FOX 8 reports.
Coach Dennis Allen said Thomas is "going to be ready to go" for Week 1 at Atlanta, Katherine Terrell of ESPN.com reports.
Ingram didn't play in Sunday's preseason opener against the Texans and appears to have locked up the No. 2 RB job, Terrin Waack of The Advocate reports.
Kamara's legal case won't necessarily impact his availability this season, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports (per Field Yates of ESPN).
Landry did not play in Saturday's preseason opener against the Texans.
Thomas did not play in Saturday's 17-13 preseason loss to the Texans.
Olave caught his only target for four yards in Saturday's preseason opener against the Texans.
Thomas was the top performer at practice Wednesday, according to WWL 4 Staff.
Coach Dennis Allen said Tuesday that Winston (knee/foot) is day-to-day, James Palmer of NFL Network reports.
Winston (knee/foot) is believed to have avoided a serious injury but won't suit up for Saturday's preseason opener against the Texans, Jeff Duncan of The Athletic reports.