Falcons safety Zeke Motta and defensive tackle Corey Peters will both start training camp on the physically unable to perform list, coach Mike Smith told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Tuesday.
Wide receiver Julio Jones, who’s recovering from foot surgery, will be available at the start of training camp on Friday.
“He will be limited in terms of his snaps,” Smith said. “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. Julio will be out there participating in practice right from the start.”
Motta (neck) and Peterson (Achilles) cases will be reviewed later in camp.
Motta’s career could be in danger.
“He’s got an evaluation at some point in time in August, where he’ll go back and see the doctors,” Smith said. “They are going to be the ones making the call on when he’ll be cleared to come back and participate.”
Peters, who had a career-high five sacks last season, was injured against San Francisco on Dec. 23.
“Corey will be rehabbing on the side to start training camp,” Smith said. “But we have been very optimistic about his work in the offseason with our guys in athletic performance, with the trainers and the doctors. As soon as they clear him, we’ll get him back and on the field.
“He’s has done a very good job with his rehabilitation.”
Also, tight end Levine Toilolo, who was limited over the offseason with an undisclosed injury, is healthy.
“He will be a full go in practice,” Smith said.
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