Wide receiver Julio Jones is ahead of schedule in his recovery from a foot injury.
Jones missed much of the 2013 season as a foot injury that required surgery put him on the shelf, but Smith said Wednesday that Jones has started running and that the team plans to have him at 100 percent soon.
“He’s ahead of schedule. Julio’s started his running program with the athletic performance department. We anticipate he’ll be ready to go 100 percent. We’ll get him going at some point in time here in the offseason. We’ll be very careful. Our no. 1 goal is to have him ready to participate in training camp.”
Jones has 174 receptions with 2,737 yards and 20 touchdowns in his career.
While you wait for his return to the field, hold yourself over with these five Julio Jones GIFs.