Vernon Adams is back – albeit in a different capacity.
The erstwhile quarterback was on the field for the first day of Ticats practice on Tuesday, just days after head coach June Jones said he would be traded – but Adams wasn’t working with the rest of the pivots.
“We’re looking at him as a receiver. He wants to do it so we’re going to evaluate him and see where it leads,” Jones said. “He’s doing what he can to help the team win. He’s a great kid. You never know what the next day brings but he’s doing what he has to do to contribute where he can contribute.”
Jones says it’s possible Adams could still be dealt, though it doesn’t sound like a move is imminent. Jones likely scuttled a deal last week when he announced that Adams was about to be traded to Edmonton or Montreal before things were finalized.
Given the turn of events, it’s remarkable that Adams – who declined to speak to media on Tuesday – is still with the club and apparently on decent terms with Jones.
“It’s honesty. I told him straight up what the deal was when we first talked and he respects that,” Jones said. “He wants to play.”