The Atlanta Falcons struggled last season, partly because of the injuries to their star wide receivers Julio Jones and Roddy White. Jones foot had to be surgically-repaired, and he has been limited throughout training camp in an attempt to prevent him aggravating the injury.
That could all be coming to an end now, and Jones could be returning to routine practice.
As the Atlanta Falcons returned to practice Tuesday, top receiver Julio Jones was a spectator in a fishing hat.
It was his scheduled day off after a day on, but coach Mike Smith said both Jones and outside linebacker Kroy Biermann are set to return to a normal practice routine after being limited throughout training camp.
Flacons coach Mike Smith went on to address it a bit further.
“We’re going to start increasing all of these guys as we get closer to the opening game of the regular season; the Saints game,” Smith said. “It’s important for us to have all of our guys ready to go that are going to play and have to go out and play 60 snaps. That’s not possible if you’re not practicing every day. So you’re going to see, over the next 10 days, a change in our team in terms of the routine of who’s practicing and who’s not. … The prescription has changed in terms of the number of reps [with] the guys and the days that they’ll be working.”