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Slow going for UNC receiver Dwight Jones

Posted by ESPN.com's Heather Dinich

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- Dwight Jones, the latest standout receiver to join the Tar Heels' roster, hasn't been able to do much since he joined the team last week after transferring from Division II Valdosta State.

Jones had a major quad contusion from a preseason practice at his former school and has only participated sparingly in two practices.

"He's going to all the meetings, he's learning, he's trying to go through some of the practices, half-speed, limited, because he clearly can't run full speed, but I think that just talking to (receivers coach) Charlie Williams, Charlie felt pretty confident he knows the passing tree and some of the formations and he knows obviously the snap counts, so he's getting it," coach Butch Davis said. "He's a bright kid and he's got good football instincts. He'll get it over the course of the next couple of weeks."

It's hardly as if Davis is in dire need of receivers. With Hakeem Nicks and Brandon Tate returning, Jones has a few players in front of him to learn from while he recovers.