Jones expects Bernadeau to be ready for camp after taking it easy during Organized Team Activities.
“I don’t think there’s going to be a need for him to overdo it during OTAs, but I think he’ll be ready when we’re all ready to hit,” Jones said. “I think he’ll have a much better offseason, him and (Nate) Livings both, I think they’ll have a much better (offseason), and so will (Ronald) Leary.”
Bernadeau played in all 16 games while fighting through injuries after hip surgery in May 2012 and minor knee surgery two months later.
He was forced to move over to center for two games to adjust for injuries to
Injuries hampered both Bernadeau and Livings throughout the year, and the latest one isn’t an encouraging sign for Bernadeau. Still, if he’s cleared by the time Jones thinks he will be, it’ll be a step up from what he dealt with last year.
“I don’t think he’s going to be set back,” Jones said. “I think we’ll get the full camp out of it. I think we’ll be able to get work out of him in minicamp, planning to.”