Atlanta Falcons receiver Julio Jones has not been able to practice yet this offseason as he continues his recovery from foot surgery.
However, Jones is progressing and expects to be back to full speed in time for training camp.
According to Michael Cunningham of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Jones said he is beginning to feel like himself again.
“I am back doing the little things I used to do,” Jones said. “I am back to the old Julio. I feel like I am actually stronger now.”
Jones said he’s currently focusing on his weightlifting routines to make sure he’s getting proportionally stronger and not leaving some areas of his body weaker than others.
Jones was putting together a monster season for the Falcons when he was hurt in October. Jones had caught 41 passes for 580 yards and two touchdowns in just five games for Atlanta. He was averaging 116 yards receiving a game, which put him on pace for 1,856 receiving yards if extrapolated over 16 games. Only Calvin Johnson in 2012 and Jerry Rice in 1995 have ever posted seasons with at least 1,800 receiving yards.
The Falcons will hope he can pick up right where he left off this fall.