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Antonya English

Gators RB Matt Jones on schedule to return for Miami game

Matt Jones practiced in pads for the first time on Tuesday.

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Matt Jones practiced in pads for the first time on Tuesday.

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Florida RB Matt Jones practiced in pads for the first time on Tuesday, but his status for Saturday's game remains unchanged.

Jones, who is still recovering from a viral infection he contracted in early August, will not play on Saturday.

"Matt was in pads and ran around a good bit," Florida coach Will Muchamp said. "We tried to bang him around a little bit. I think he's a little sore this morning. He's on track to play next week, but he won't be available Saturday.

Muschamp said Jones will participate in preseason warmups on Saturday as the Gators prepare to host Toledo to get acclimated to the heat.

"We'll probably take him through pregame, honestly to put him in uniform and get him out there in the heat," Muschamp said. "We'll let him run around a little bit and continue to acclimate his  body."

[Last modified: Thursday, August 29, 2013 5:49pm]

    

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