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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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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

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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

Falcons coach Dan Quinn said it is still unclear if Julio Jones (toe) will undergo surgery.

Jones will visit with a doctor next week. "We’ll make a determination after that," Quinn said. "It hasn’t been determined when or if [he will have surgery] at this point. But it’s something that he is definitely going to consider." Jones was hampered by a toe injury over the second half of 2016, but he still dominated. We should have a better idea of his outlook next week.
Mar 1 - 6:15 PM

Julio Jones said he will have his troublesome toe evaluated next month to determine if he needs surgery.

Jones was still dominant despite dealing with the toe issue in the playoffs, but it will not be surprising if he is forced to go under the knife following the evaluation. Surgery could knock Jones out for the entirety of the offseason program and limit him early in training camp, but there is zero concern about his Week 1 availability.
Source: ESPN
Feb 7 - 12:04 PM

Julio Jones caught 4-of-4 targets for 87 yards in Super Bowl 51.

The Patriots dominated time of possession and double teamed Julio on most obvious passing downs, explaining his low target total. He still came through with a highlight-reel toe-tapping sideline catch in the fourth quarter that at the time seemingly put the game away, but the Falcons took sacks and committed penalties that forced them to punt and contributed to an epic meltdown. The NFC's best receiver, Julio may need offseason turf toe surgery after gutting out a painful injury in the second half of the season. Jones turns 28 in three days.
Feb 5 - 11:24 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Julio Jones could require offseason surgery on his sprained toe.

Jones will undergo a full evaluation after the season to determine whether surgery is necessary. Per Rapoport, Jones is dealing with torn ligaments and other turf-toe symptoms. Jones has also been playing with a sprained ankle. It would take "months" for Jones to recover from surgery, though it wouldn't jeopardize his status for the start of 2017. As we saw in the NFC Championship two weeks ago, Jones at less than 100 percent is still better than almost any receiver in football. Containing him will be New England's biggest challenge in Super Bowl LI.
Feb 5 - 8:21 AM

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