Just hours before the start of free agency, Green Bay Packers defensive lineman Johnny Jolly took to Twitter to state the following:
Great news from doc today. Neck Fusion is healed perfectly n have green light to start some strenght work.
— johnny jolly (@JJolly97) March 11, 2014
Jolly had offseason spinal-fusion surgery to fix a bulging disc in his neck, according to Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com.
Just because Jolly was cleared for strength work doesn't necessarily mean he's been cleared for football contact, however. He becomes a free agent at 3:00 p.m. CT, but it's likely any team will want to allow a longer period for recovery before determining whether to sign Jolly.
Given Jolly's injury and character concerns stemming from a prison sentence and NFL suspsension, he stands a better chance to return to the Packers than any other team.
It wouldn't be surprising to see Jolly start training camp on the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list if and when he signs a contract.
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