INDIANAPOLIS – The Colts had a familiar face in the building on Monday upon returning from London.
Arthur Jones was back.
The four-game suspension that Jones served to start 2016 is now complete.
Jones will practice with the team this week, giving the Colts a chance to evaluate how they will use the one-week roster exemption they have with the veteran defensive lineman.
The Colts will have until next Monday to decide whether or not to bring Jones onto the 53-man roster, which would call for a roster move to account for the addition.
Happy Birthday Art Jones!
"We basically have a week to kind of get him back in the fold, see where he's at," Chuck Pagano said of watching Jones hit the practice field this week.
"He hasn't been on the field for a month, obviously. Looks like he's in good shape and we'll get him out back on the grass, get him back in the pads and get him practicing and those types of things and see where he's at from a physical standpoint and mental standpoint and then go from there."
Jones missed all of 2015 with an ankle injury.
After rehabbing throughout out the 2016 offseason program, Jones participated in all of Training Camp and then played in three preseason games.
If Jones is fully healthy from that ankle injury, he should provide some nice depth behind the likes of Kendall Langford and Henry Anderson.
"Any time," Pagano said, "you get a player back that's got ability to play winning football for you and add depth and those kinds of things, it's good."