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Landry Jones cleared to play for Renegades

The Dallas Renegades got a shot of good news the day before they opened their XFL season as quarterback Landry Jones has been cleared to play the team announced in a news release on Saturday afternoon.

However, Jones will not start and is not likely to play in the opening game against the St. Louis BattleHawks at 4 p.m. Sunday afternoon at Globe Life Park. The game will be televised nationally on ESPN.

“With his limited reps in practice, we’ll enter the game with Landry listed as our No. 3 quarterback,” Head Coach Bob Stoops said in the release. “We will reassess our quarterback situation on Monday but feel positive about his progress.”

Jones originally injured his knee on Jan. 7, 2020 during training camp. He was originally expected to miss 4-6 weeks and the team was hopeful he would be ready for week 2.

Philip Nelson, who played collegiately at Minnesota, will get the nod at starting quarterback for the Renegades and Eric Dungey will be the backup quarterback for the opening game.