With Felix Jones sidelined as the result of an injured toe, fellow second-year running back Tashard Choice saw his reps increase in practice on Monday, a sign that his sore shoulder--suffered during a goal line scrum last Wednesday--is on the mend.
Choice underwent an MRI on Thursday that revealed no structural damage.
"I did get a few more reps, because Felix had to chill out today, so we had to get more reps--me, Marion [Barber] and Keon [Lattimore].
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Choice remains confident that he will play in Friday's preseason opener at Oakland, a piece of optimism backed by the fact that the Georgia Tech product has resumed normal--and now, in the absence of Jones--increased work in practice.
"I'm playing," Choice said to reporters after a Monday morning practice session. "I'm practicing. I'm practicing I'm playing so, you know, they ain't going to hold me out of that, so as long as I keep coming out here practicing, and don't have any setbacks, I'm good."