Tennessee defensive backs Riyahd Jones, left, and Devaun Swafford work through drills during practice at Haslam Field on Aug. 2 in Knoxville. (AP Photo/Knoxville News Sentinel, Saul Young)
KNOXVILLE — Tennessee’s precarious depth at cornerback might not be as grave as it appeared on Monday.
UT coach Butch Jones said Tuesday junior Riyahd Jones, a projected started at cornerback, has “a leg injury” and is “still undergoing evaluation.”
Everything seen from Riyahd Jones on Tuesday, though, showed positive signs. Last seen the day before propped up on crutches, Riyahd Jones tried to ease any concerns on Tuesday on Twitter with a tweet saying “i assure you i havent torn anything or tweaked my knee.”
Later in the day, Riyahd Jones arrived on the field without crutches.
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