The Falcons haven’t outlined their plans for playing wide receiver Julio Jones in the preseason, but they won’t get any argument from the wideout if they decide to keep him under wraps until the regular season.
Jones has had not problems with his surgically repaired foot during training camp and says that “everything feels great.” That includes his comfort level with quarterback Matt Ryan and the offense, which makes him feel comfortable handling things any way the team decides to handle them over the next few weeks.
“That’s the coaches’ decision. I’m just here doing whatever they want me to do. I miss football, but just being able to be back out there and run around, feels good,” Jones said, via the Atlanta Journal Constitution. “Possibly, the third game. We’ve been doing a lot of timing and everything. I’ve been with Matt, this will be my fourth year. We got the timing and everything down.”
The Falcons plan to look at Jones’ practice data on Friday, which marks two weeks of training camp, and they’ll decide what adjustments to make to his workload at that point. As long as he’s healthy, though, Jones will have a big role come September regardless of what he does in August.