The last time we saw Atlanta Falcons’ wide receiver Julio Jones suit up was October 7, 2013 when he exited the game with a broken foot. Jones underwent surgery October 15, and the Falcons are now anxiously waiting his return to the practice field.
Receiver coach, Terry Robiskie had this to say regarding the return of Jones, (via NFL.com)
The day I can see him come out and just run and practice at full speed, practice all day and get up the next day and practice again, certainly then I’m going to feel he’s back. I think every day, we’ll be out there with him with caution.
Jones has not participated in the Falcons’ OTA’s, but it appears that the teams are hopeful that he’ll be able to participate in training camp which takes place next month.
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When Jones returns to health, he and fellow veteran wide receiver Roddy White should continue to make one of the NFL’s most powerful receiving tandems. Both receivers totaled over 2,500 receiving yards and 17 touchdowns combined in 2012.
I’m guessing someone else who is anxiously waiting for Jones to return is Matt Ryan, who clearly struggled without his No. 1 receiver on the field for most of the 2013 season.