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Julio Jones | WR | Atlanta Falcons
Posted: 4/22/2014 3:57pm et
Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones will be limited during the team's offseason workouts while he recovers from offseason foot surgery. 'Julio is participating with our athletic performance department,' head coach Mike Smith said. 'He will be able to get out on the field and do some walk-through stuff with us when we start going. Our focus on Julio is one thing, and that's having him prepared for our opener. ... He's progressing well. We're not going to do anything to hinder his timeframe in terms of getting back to work with us.'
Huddle Up: Definitely expect the Falcons to take it nice and easy with Jones -- even if that's not going to be easy on fantasy GMs anticipating a strong, bounce-back season from the wideout.

Posted: 3/26/2014 2:08pm et
Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith said WR Julio Jones (foot) is ahead of schedule in his recovery after having surgery on his foot last season. Smith said Jones has resumed running, and the team expects him to be 100 percent healthy soon.
Huddle Up: A healthy Jones, especially one participating fully in training camp, will be a whole lot easier to spend an early fantasy draft pick on.

Posted: 1/7/2014 1:09pm et
Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank said WR Julio Jones is doing well in his rehab from foot surgery.
Huddle Up: Jones went out before midseason so expect him back at full strength for the start of the 2014 campaign.

Posted: 10/9/2013 6:05pm et
Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones (foot) will undergo surgery on his foot next week after Dr. Robert Anderson diagnosed him with a fractured foot. Jones will miss the rest of the season.
Huddle Up: What a huge blow to the Falcons and your fantasy team. Try to grab Harry Douglas if he's available or trade Matt Ryan away if you have him.

Posted: 10/8/2013 7:37pm et
Updating a previous report, Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones will get a second opinion on his foot injury Wednesday, Oct. 8. Jones does not think the injury is season ending.
Huddle Up: We wish Jones well, but it sounds like the NFL's receptions leader is in a bit of denial. In any case, second opinions rarely constitute a reversal of fortune.

Posted: 10/8/2013 2:11pm et
Updating a previous report, Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones (foot) is out for the year with a foot injury.
Huddle Up: There's a very small possibility that a second opinion may give the team a different answer, but it's remote and the team is not optimistic. This is a huge blow to the Falcons and many fantasy teams. This leaves the Falcons with a breaking down Roddy White and Harry Douglas at receiver. Needless to say, if Douglas is available in your league you should maneuver to pick him up.

Posted: 10/8/2013 9:22am et
Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones was spotted limping out of the X-ray room after the Week 5 game. It appeared to be a lower right leg or foot issue.
Huddle Up: Not good news for Jones, though on the bright side he'll have an extra week of recovery time with Atlanta on the bye.

Posted: 6/19/2013 3:51pm et
Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones has cut beef and pork out of his diet over the past year and feels "much better. Especially playing football, I feel that stuff sits on you." He also now prefers organic over regular food while also taking advice from the team nutritionist.
Huddle Up: Jones was already a beast; leaner, meaner, and more muscular should serve him well in 2013. He's already holding a lofty perch among fantasy wideouts so it would be tough to push him up further, but at least you know he won't show up for camp out of shape.