Posted: 7:57 pm Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

Julio Jones: ‘Back to the old Julio’ 

By mcrcunn02

Julio Jones says he's "feeling great" in offseason receovery from foot surgery.

Julio Jones says he’s “feeling great” in offseason recovery from foot surgery. (Brant Sanderlin/bsanderlin@ajc.com)

Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones hasn’t practiced this off season after he had foot surgery in October. Jones told CBSsports.com that he broke a screw that had been inserted in in 2011 to repair a fracture, and that the latest procedure involved transferring bone marrow from his hip to his foot to promote healing.

After minicamp practice Tuesday Jones said he’s “feeling great.”

“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. I’ve been doing back squats loading up and getting my quads more stronger more so than my hamstrings. That might have been a problem as well. (I’m trying) to balance my strength in my quads and my glutes to make sure everything is equal so I don’t put that amount of force and pressure on the outside of my foot.”

15 comments
JONBONBON
JONBONBON

Me and Julio down by the schoolyard...


Flacons_go_2-14
Flacons_go_2-14

I here the injruy is carrer endin and he will half 2 retrie.

Way 2 go Dummytroff. Anoter fist round bust

warfalcon
warfalcon

Julio have a great season, I will be cheering for you .Got to have the first game against the aints.


LETS GO FALCONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

WaltBBall
WaltBBall

Julio is working and understanding the needs of his body.  I hope this young man can bounce back and we as fans get to see the unbelievable receiver he truly is.  Lets go Juliooooooooooooo

DarlaLewis
DarlaLewis

If Julio Jones can stay healthy it helps the offense tremendously, let's stay positive and hope Julio is there for the long haul.

TreeRollins
TreeRollins

Way to go again "5 for 1" Thomas Dummytroff! Boy Genius that Thomas...

TreeRollins
TreeRollins

Our big gun again this year? Harry Douglas (choke). Deal with it folks.

TreeRollins
TreeRollins

Nice posturing Julio! Ain't gonna happen. He's out for the season just like Spoon. It's all unraveling even faster than last year!

gfw
gfw

We'll see, I suppose.  Good luck to Julio.  We sure need him.

HughTyner
HughTyner

@Barves_Loss_Agian dude you're an idiot!  "Hear"..."have to"... "retire"....  "injury".... "first"...."another"... "first".... "ending"...did you every have spelling in school...plus you don't know what you're talking about so why waste our time with your stupid opinion!  You didn't hear anything!


warfalcon
warfalcon

@TreeRollins  gfuswak.WHO ARE YOU,WE ARE GOING TO DISMISS ALL NEGATIVE FOOLS THIS YEAR.FIND ANOTHER BLOG.


LETS GO FALCONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

DarlaLewis
DarlaLewis

@TreeRollins  You know more than the man above, now-- tell me what the winning numbers will be tonight....

JSSN
JSSN

@warfalcon @TreeRollins

In response to such behavior, just mark down the day. Meanwhile, like Cubs fans, since 2005 for Flowery Branch supporters, the puffing chests make that same claim. It has yet to end in the manner that they wish. Simple fact of life, don't have nervous breakdown.

AnsweredTHIS
AnsweredTHIS

@DarlaLewis @TreeRollins


Wow Tree whats the problem man?  Relax and hope for the best for the man! He is one a good man and then he is an incredible talent! Lets go JJ11, cut the tree down with the way you play this year!