Julio Jones Returns to Practice For the Falcons
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) – Atlanta Falcons Pro Bowl wide receiver Julio Jones has moved closer to his return from a toe injury by joining full-speed drills in practice.
Jones has missed two straight games with a sprained toe. He still leads the NFL in yards receiving – a fact he insisted he did not know until he was told before Wednesday’s practice.
The Falcons are hoping to have Jones play in their final two regular-season games as they try to clinch the NFC South division. Atlanta plays at Carolina on Saturday.
Jones set a franchise record with 300 yards receiving on 12 catches in Atlanta’s 48-33 win over Carolina on Oct. 2.
Linebacker De’Vondre Campbell (concussion) and tight end Austin Hooper (left knee) did not practice.
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