- Associated Press - Sunday, August 5, 2018

PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) - The Buffalo Bills have activated receiver Zay Jones off the non-football injury list, putting the second-year player in position to practice for the first time this offseason.

Coach Sean McDermott made the announcement before the team’s practice Sunday. Jones has spent the first 10 days of training camp working out individually.

He has been sidelined since mid-May, when McDermott revealed that Jones had surgery on his right knee. It’s unclear when and how Jones was hurt.

It has been a tumultuous offseason for Jones. In March, he was arrested after a video surfaced showing a bloodied and naked Jones having an argument with his brother in the hallway of an apartment building in Los Angeles.

Police said Jones was discovered breaking glass door and windows. Prosecutors declined to file felony vandalism charges against him because of insufficient evidence.

Jones also had surgery in January for a shoulder injury that nagged him for most of last year.

Jones has not spoken to reporters since the end of last season.

The Bills selected him in the second round of last year’s draft after he set an NCAA FBS record with 399 career catches at East Carolina. Jones failed to make much of an impact in Buffalo despite opening his rookie season in a starting role.

He finished fifth on the team with 316 yards receiving and scored twice in 15 games, while closing the season in a backup role.

Jones’ role this year is uncertain because of the amount of practice time he’s missed, and with Buffalo adding receivers in both free agency and the draft this offseason.

Free-agent addition Jeremy Kerley has spent much of training camp working with the starters opposite Kelvin Benjamin. Buffalo also used late-round draft picks to select Ray-Ray McCloud and Austin Proehl in April.

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