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Bears want RB Jones to drop weight

Picked up an interesting tidbit talking football in the coffee shop with Jim Miller and Howard Balzer of Sirius NFL Radio this morning.

They got together with running back Kevin Jones for an interview that was played this morning, and Jones told them one of the things the Bears want him to do is drop 10 pounds while he’s on the physically unable to perform list.

The thinking is Jones will better be able to handle the the wear and tear of the job on his surgically repaired right knee if he’s a little bit lighter. Jones had surgery to repair a torn ACL in January and is at least a decent bet to begin the season on PUP.

Right now, the roster lists the ex-Lions back at 6-foot, 228 pounds. It’s not like he looks out of shape either. We’ll try to catch up with him later today and expand on the issue.

It’s going to be a hot and muggy practice at the top of the hour. We’ll Twitter some updates from the field.