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Julio Jones | Wide Receiver

Team: Atlanta Falcons
Age / DOB:  (25) / 2/3/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 220
College: Alabama
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Julio Jones (foot) is "set to return to a normal practice routine."
Jones has been limited throughout camp as the Falcons baby his surgically-repaired foot, but coach Mike Smith is ready to remove the reins. Jones made his preseason debut last Saturday, catching two passes for 20 yards. Appearing all-systems-go, Jones is ready to rock as an elite WR1. He's going to practice every day now. Aug 19 - 7:24 PM

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Julio Jones caught two passes for 20 yards in the Falcons' second preseason game on Saturday night, his first game action since breaking his foot last October.

Jones was targeted a team-high four times by Matt Ryan with the first-team offense. The reports on Julio have been extremely positive all summer, and he showed no signs of discomfort Saturday night. The Falcons will continue to give Jones off days for the remainder of the preseason. He'll be all systems go for Week 1. While there is definite risk, we're comfortable with placing Jones in the top five at receiver in fantasy. He could challenge for the No. 1 overall spot.
Aug 16 - 9:25 PM

Julio Jones (foot) expects to suit up for Atlanta's second preseason game on Saturday.

Jones told ESPN's Stephania Bell he should see around a series of action. It's a huge step in the right direction for a player who has seen limited camp reps, but has lit things up when he does take the field. Jones has nothing to prove in preseason, but some live action should build confidence in his twice surgically-repaired foot.
Aug 14 - 6:51 PM

Julio Jones (foot) is sitting out Atlanta's preseason opener.

It's planned rest. The Falcons have limited Jones' camp reps, though he's still practiced plenty with the first-team offense. Julio remains a major injury risk, but offers No. 1 overall fantasy wideout upside with Tony Gonzalez's 120 targets gone and a porous defense Atlanta's offense will have to compensate for.
Aug 8 - 6:20 PM

Julio Jones (foot surgery) has been practicing every other day since the beginning of camp.

The limited practice regimen is a precautionary tactic the Falcons have installed for Jones. So far, so good. Jones said he feels 100 percent and added that he's gained 10 pounds of muscle without losing speed. "I think he's handled everything that we've asked him to do up to this point in time," coach Mike Smith said. "He hasn't missed any of the snaps that we've talked about him taking."
Aug 5 - 2:26 PM

Julio Jones will wear a custom-made shoe to protect his surgically-repaired foot this season.

"They made it wider," Jones said of his shoe company. "There’s a steel shank (at) the bottom, as well. They made a great cleat for me." Although it's doubtful a shoe could make that much of a difference with Jones' twice-broken foot, it likely couldn't hurt, either. Alternating practice days, Jones has been lighting up Falcons camp. He's Rotoworld's No. 4 overall receiver.
Jul 31 - 8:18 PM

According to ESPN Falcons reporter Vaughn McClure, Julio Jones is "showing no ill effects" from last year's foot fracture in training camp.

Julio's reps are being limited, but he's dominating whenever on the field. Per McClure, "every part of Julio Jones' day has looked explosive" during Sunday's session, and he's "stopping on a dime." In a pass-first Falcons offense that lost Tony Gonzalez, Julio offers No. 1 overall fantasy wideout upside. We have him ranked No. 4 at receiver based on his recurring foot problems.
Jul 27 - 5:57 PM

Coach Mike Smith confirmed Julio Jones' reps will be limited as camp gets underway.

Over three years, Jones has had two foot surgeries involving a screw in his left fifth metatarsal bone. "Our number one goal is to make sure that we've got everybody as healthy as we possibly can be, but we know that we have to get these guys some work together and reps," Smith said. "Julio will be out there participating in practice right from the start." We should get an up-close look at Jones' progress during Hard Knocks.
Jul 23 - 8:07 AM

Julio Jones will be "limited" for the start of training camp, but has avoided the active/PUP list.

We'd obviously prefer to see Jones at 100 percent from Day 1, but the fact that he's avoided the PUP list is a strong sign the Falcons aren't worried about his health. Jones' preseason reps figure to be strictly managed, but he'll be ready to rock as a top-five receiver for Week 1.
Jul 22 - 6:13 PM

Doctors used a "cutting-edge medical procedure" to heal Julio Jones' troublesome right foot and prevent the injury from recurring.

The fifth metatarsal bone Jones has fractured twice is notorious for being difficult to heal due to a limited blood supply. In order to help the healing process, Dr. Robert Anderson took bone marrow from Jones' hip and injected into the wide receiver's foot. This coupled with a new, larger screw inserted into the bone should accelerate the healing process and decrease the chances of another re-injury. Jones could be recovered in time for the start of training camp, and is a lock for Week 1. He is a top-five wide receiver in all formats.
Jul 19 - 9:28 AM

According to ESPN Falcons reporter Vaughn McClure, the team is "certain" Julio Jones (foot surgery) "will return to his old explosive self."

Jones has twice fractured his right foot since leaving Alabama three years ago, but recently declared himself "back to the old Julio," and figures to be eased into training camp. Jones' current fantasy Average Draft Position is the middle of round two, where he could be a value pick if he indeed stays healthy. With Tony Gonzalez's 120 targets removed from Atlanta's offense, 25-year-old Jones has as much fantasy upside as any wide receiver in football.
Jul 10 - 2:50 PM

Julio Jones (foot) said he is now "back to the old Julio."

Jones isn't participating in football activities during minicamp, but it sounds like he could be practicing if we were in the regular season. "I am back doing the little things I used to do. ... I feel like I am actually stronger now," he said. The Falcons remain extremely optimistic on the status of Jones' twice-fractured foot and so are we. He's our No. 4 fantasy wideout, behind only Calvin Johnson, Dez Bryant and Demaryius Thomas.
Jun 18 - 8:04 AM

Julio Jones confirmed that the right foot fracture he sustained in Week 5 last season is in the same spot as his 2011 fracture.

Jones explained that he's been cleared to run and cut, but will not be participating in team drills at next week's mandatory minicamp and hasn't caught any passes from Matt Ryan this offseason. The Falcons are wisely taking it slow. "It is a serious injury, and knowing that I broke the same bone in a different spot over the course of two years," Jones said. The Falcons remain extremely optimistic on their star receiver's progress, declining to add any real depth at wideout despite shifting to a three-receiver base.
Source: USA Today
Jun 11 - 8:20 AM

Julio Jones' (foot surgery) goal is to be ready for Week 1.

The implication being, he could begin training camp on the active/PUP list. Jones has been limited to side work in OTAs. "The last couple of weeks, I’ve been cutting and running a handful of routes," Jones said Monday. "Nothing major, but you’ve got to start somewhere. We have to get back out there and get going, but I feel pretty good." Jones isn't out of the woods, but he's on the right track. Barring a setback, he should be ready to rock for Week 1.
Jun 10 - 4:41 PM

Julio Jones (foot surgery) was spotted cutting on the field Wednesday.

It's a great sign that Jones is pushing off his twice-repaired left foot with training camp still roughly seven weeks away. Although he's not participating in OTAs or minicamp, there's no reason to think he won't be a full go for training camp. We've ranked Jones as if he's entering the season at 100 percent.
Jun 4 - 12:33 PM

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