You have reached your limit of free articles this month.

Enjoy unlimited access to myAJC.com

Starting at just 99¢ for 8 weeks.

GREAT REASONS TO SUBSCRIBE TODAY!

  • IN-DEPTH REPORTING
  • INTERACTIVE STORYTELLING
  • NEW TOPICS & COVERAGE
  • ePAPER
X

You have read of premium articles.

Get unlimited access to all of our breaking news, in-depth coverage and bonus content- exclusively for subscribers. Starting at just 99¢ for 8 weeks

X

Welcome to myAJC.com

This subscriber-only site gives you exclusive access to breaking news, in-depth coverage, exclusive interactives and bonus content.

You can read free articles of your choice a month that are only available on myAJC.com.

Julio Jones’ injury update: ‘The foot’s good’


Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones, who recently had foot surgery, gave an update after his appearance at the state capitol

Wednesday.

“I’m good,” Jones told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “The foot’s good. I’m two weeks out now, I think, but it’s good.”

Jones was on hand to announce the name for the mixed-used mega-development planned near the Mall of Georgia.

Jones was wearing a boot and seemed to be getting around pretty well. He wasn’t using any crutches.

“My thing right now is recovery,” Jones said.

Jones had a minor surgical procedure performed on his foot in Charlotte on March 6.

Jones, who played most of the last half of the season with a foot injury, saw noted foot specialist Dr. Robert Anderson for an examination.

Jones is expected to be at full strength by the start of training camp in late July.

He was slowed throughout the season by a turf toe injury, foot and shoulder ailments.

He missed only two games while fighting through the injuries. He was fine with being a decoy on some days when teams attempted to take him away.

With Jones, the Falcons’ wide receiving corps was the deepest unit on the team last season.

Mohamed Sanu, who was strong free-agent pickup, had a career-high 59 catches for 653 yards and four touchdowns. Taylor Gabriel, who was claimed off waivers, added a spark to the offense with his speed and toughness.

During the Falcons’ march to the Super Bowl, Jones has 19 catches for 334 yards and three touchdowns. He made a spectacular catch in the Super Bowl to move the Falcons to the 22-yard line with 4:40 to play.

The Falcons traded five draft picks to the Cleveland Browns to move up 21 spots in the draft to select Jones sixth overall in the 2011 draft. He has been named All-Pro twice.

AJC Staff Writer Tyler Estep contributed to this story.



Reader Comments ...


Next Up in Atlanta Falcons

Concern for Floyd after his second concussion lasted two months
Concern for Floyd after his second concussion lasted two months

Former Georgia standout Leonard Floyd, who’s from Eastman, suffered two concussions during his rookie season and told the Chicago media after a recent minicamp practice that it took two months to recover from the second concussion. Ross Tucker and Booger McFarland, both former NFL players, working on Sirius NFL Radio were alarmed by the revelation...
Atlanta Falcons 90-man roster analysis: Running Backs
Atlanta Falcons 90-man roster analysis: Running Backs

Running back Devonta Freeman is set to make $1.838 million in 2017, but would like a contract extension. The team is not expecting any issues despite rumblings from Freeman’s representation that surfaced at the Super Bowl. While the Falcons hope to continue the blend of Freeman and Coleman, the did draft running back Brian Hill in the fifth round...
Matt Ryan stars in Gatorade’s new campaign ‘Make Defeat Your Fuel’
Matt Ryan stars in Gatorade’s new campaign ‘Make Defeat Your Fuel’

Sometimes greatness is preceded by failure. In Gatorade’s new campaign spot, “Make Defeat Your Fuel” released Tuesday (video above), iconic professional athletes including Michael Jordan, Peyton and Eli Manning and Serena Williams reveal their greatest failures which ultimately became fuel for their greatest victories....
Blank: Falcons could reach deal with Freeman ‘fairly soon’
Blank: Falcons could reach deal with Freeman ‘fairly soon’

Falcons owner Arthur Blank is confident that the team will reach a contract extension with Pro Bowl running back Devonta Freeman “fairly soon.” Blank commented about Freeman’s contract situation while making an appearance on The Dukes and Bell Show on 92.9 The Game, the team’s flagship radio station, on Monday. “As far...
Atlanta Falcons 90-man roster analysis: Quarterbacks
Atlanta Falcons 90-man roster analysis: Quarterbacks

With a new offensive coordinator and position coach, what will Matt Ryan do for an encore to his MVP season in 2017? The Falcons’ franchise quarterback turned 32 on May 17 and appears set to enter the prime of his career. Ryan, who arguably had his worst and best seasons the past two seasons under offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan, has...
More Stories