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Draft's potential 'best player' denies injury red flag

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08:02 AM ET 03.04 | On the upside, Jarvis Jones can throw a baseball, as he did Sunday, without back or neck pain. That might not qualify as a complete physical, but given the relative hysteria following reports that the former Georgia linebacker was being red-lined by NFL teams before the draft, it was a comforting sight. ... "That ain't true," he said of the reports, before throwing out the first pitch of the Braves' spring training game against Detroit at Disney. "People are still talking to me. Nobody has taken me off the board. The doctor said I was fine and cleared me and the [scouting] combine went fine for me." ... Some, including ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper, have labeled Jones as potentially the best player in the draft.

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March 4, 2013  09:03 AM ET

Spinal stenosis is not an injury; it's a condition (narrowing of the spinal column, in this case in the neck region) that could make that area more vulnerable to an injury. A number of players in different sports have this, mostly in the lower back, and they manage it. But the neck is less protected.

 
March 4, 2013  06:56 PM ET

I deny it, ask my friend Mantie!!!

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