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Julio Jones: ‘Back to the old Julio’

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/

Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones hasn’t practiced this off season after he had foot surgery in October. Jones told 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.”

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