Falcons increase Julio Jones’ practice time 

The Falcons increased practice time for wide receiver Julio Jones on Sunday. The All-Pro wide receiver is recovering from offseason foot surgery.

He had been working for 5 plays are under in the team’s 11-on-11 drills. Jones did not play in the exhibition opener against the Dolphins and is not expected to play until the third exhibition game.

“It was great for us and the team, getting (Julio) back in,” Falcons coach Dan Quinn said. “He put the work in on the rehab front.”

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Jones caught a few passes in practice.

“He looked fast,” Quinn said. “He looked explosive. He was somewhere the six to eight (play range). We’ll go a few more than that.”

The Falcons are being careful with Jones before they cut him loose.

“They way, the style and intensity with which he practice with, it was good to have him back in the mix today, especially in the red zone,” Quinn said.  

Falcons WR Julio Jones discusses his availability for Thursday's game and the depth of the receiving corps. Video by D. Orlando Ledbetter

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