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Julio Jones | Wide Receiver | #11

Team: Atlanta Falcons
Age / DOB:  (28) / 2/8/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 220
College: Alabama
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 1 (6) / ATL
Contract: view contract details

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Recent News's Kelsey Conway reports the team has shown a "real emphasis" on getting Julio Jones more red-zone touches during camp.
New OC Steve Sarkisian said that was his goal all the way back in June. After being targeted just nine times in the red zone and six times inside the 10 last season, Jones should see more work near the goal line this year, which will hopefully allow him to score more than the six touchdowns he managed in 2016. Jones is locked in as a top-three fantasy receiver. Aug 14 - 12:32 PM

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Julio Jones (foot) will not play in the first preseason game.

Neither will Taylor Gabriel. There is no reason to worry about Jones, who said he is "easing myself back into it" following offseason foot surgery. Atlanta's top weapon should be healed up well before Week 1.
Aug 8 - 12:25 PM

Julio Jones (foot) said, "(I'm) easing myself back into it" after offseason foot surgery.

Jones went on to say "I’m going to be ready when it’s time to go." There's no need to worry about his availability for the season at this point despite the slow return. Jones is a top-three fantasy receiver and should continue to be drafted as such.
Aug 5 - 10:32 AM

Julio Jones (foot) has been medically cleared for training camp.

As expected. Jones underwent a very minor procedure to remove a bunion from his foot in March. He sat out OTAs and minicamp merely as a way to get more rest after a long season. Jones is ready to roll but will be eased back into team drills here in the first few practices. Jones is locked in as a first-round fantasy pick.
Jul 26 - 12:06 PM

Julio Jones (foot surgery) is sitting out minicamp.

Jones underwent his third career left foot surgery on March 6. While the first two operations addressed fractures, Julio's latest surgery merely fixed a bunion on his foot. Jones should be full go for the start of training camp.
Jun 13 - 3:56 PM

New Falcons OC Steve Sarkisian wants to utilize Julio Jones more often in the red zone.

Jones recorded just six touchdowns last season in part because he was only targeted nine times in the red zone and six times inside the 10 -- Jordy Nelson led the league in both categories with 29 and 15 respectively. "When you have a player like Julio, it's making sure we maximize his opportunities," Sarkisian said. "Let's make sure he's one of the primary receivers on that play because it is such a tough matchup for anybody one on one." Already a top-three fantasy receiver, Jones has No. 1 overall potential if his touchdown production picks up.
Source: ESPN
Jun 8 - 11:36 AM

Julio Jones (foot) confirmed he'll be ready for the start of training camp.

Jones has battled extensive foot issues in the past, but the surgery he underwent earlier this offseason wasn't a big deal at all. He merely had a bunion removed from the foot, and the Falcons are simply nursing him along, as he has nothing to prove at OTAs and minicamp. "It was light. It wasn’t nothing," Jones said of the surgery. Jones admitted his past foot problems have arose from just being "so explosive," that "my feet can’t really take it" at times.
Jun 6 - 7:20 PM

Julio Jones (foot surgery) is still rehabbing.

Jones has been jogging at voluntary OTAs. He figures to be held out of minicamp, but appears on track for training camp.
Jun 6 - 2:04 PM

Julio Jones (foot) has been a limited participant at OTAs.

Adrian Clayborn (biceps), Alex Mack (fibula) and Derrick Shelby (Achilles) have also been limited. Jones has done some strength and conditioning work, but that's about it. He should be at full strength well before Week 1.
Apr 19 - 4:47 PM

Julio Jones (foot) attended a players-only workout this week.

He didn't participate in any drills, but "showed no signs of a limp." Jones will be held out of Atlanta’s offseason program as he recovers from March surgery. The Falcons expect him to be full-go for training camp.
Apr 12 - 7:04 PM

Falcons coach Dan Quinn said Julio Jones (foot) is in the "strengthening phase" of his rehab.

Jones is just over a month removed from surgery. He'll be held out of OTAs, but there's not much concern over his status. The Falcons expect Jones to be full strength for training camp.
Apr 7 - 6:24 PM

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports Julio Jones (foot surgery) is expected to be "full strength" for the start of training camp.

Jones' initial timeline had him questionable for the start of camp, but apparently a more optimistic estimate has emerged. Either way, the superstar figures to be babied through the summer, and perhaps even held out of the preseason. The only goal is having Jones ready for Week 1, which he should be.
Mar 23 - 1:49 PM

Julio Jones tweeted his foot surgery "was a success."

The tweet confirms he did undergo surgery after a weekend of reports and counter reports. The surgery was to remove a bunion from Jones' foot and will sideline him 4-5 months. That timeline could leave him limited at the start of training camp, but there is no reason to worry about Julio's Week 1 status.
Mar 6 - 8:05 PM

Updating an earlier report, Julio Jones will not undergo foot surgery on Monday.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported Friday that Jones would go under the knife on Monday, but that's been refuted by several beat reporters. Instead, Jones will meet with Dr. Robert Anderson Monday to determine if he needs a bunion removed from his foot. Surgery is still possible, but that decision hasn't been made yet.
Mar 3 - 2:56 PM

Julio Jones will undergo foot surgery on Monday.

It's considered a minor procedure and shouldn't affect Jones' availability for training camp. Jones battled a sprained toe last season. The 28-year-old continues to be among the top receivers in all of football and should be a consensus first-round pick in all fantasy leagues this summer.
Mar 3 - 2:30 PM

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