| Jacoby Ford progressing toward return -- Fri Mar 8 10:20 pm --|
Speedy WR missed entire 2012 campaign
|It might not seem like much, but Raiders receiver Jacoby Ford put on cleats last week for the first time since August. "I was extremely excited," Ford said. "Extremely." Ford missed all of last season when a sprained foot turned out to be a much more serious Lisfranc injury and he needed surgery in September. The same injury caused the fourth-year receiver to miss eight games in 2011. Ford is ahead of schedule in his rehabilitation and will "definitely" be back for training camp, he said. "It's not quite 100 percent, but it's coming along really well," Ford said. "I am back to running routes and feel pretty good about my straight-ahead full speed. And I have been cutting on it." (San Francisco Chronicle)|
FF Today's Take: Speed kills and Ford definitely has the wheels to burn defenders down the field, but he's been injury prone and inconsistent over his brief career. To make matters worse, the Raiders' quarterback situation is a bit of a mess right now. Steer clear of Ford in 2013 until he shows he is healthy and ready to contribute.