The Facts: Julio Jones and Deion Jones were both dressed for practice with helmets but worked on the side field with the team training staff, per Kelsey Conway of the team's official website. HC Dan Quinn said after practice that neither player's issue was serious. "(Julio) and Deion are still working, coming off of foot injuries," he said. "So we are going to do, at all cost, with every player always take great care of them. Looking forward and them getting ready. As the practices go, we'll ramp them up into the space that we need to. Neither of them participated in the offseason program due to their foot injury, or rehab, in both cases. So when they're getting closer they'll get more (work)."
Diehards Line:It's hardly a big deal for two veterans to be eased into workouts, especially given their injury history and status on the squad. Deion Jones was relegated to just six games in 2018 due to a foot injury. Julio Jones, meanwhile, reported for camp despite not yet getting a new deal. Quinn noted that Julio working with the rehab group had nothing to do with any contract situation. On July 26 of last year, the Falcons and Jones reworked his contract. The Falcons have insisted throughout the offseason they'd get a deal done with the superstar receiver before the start of the season. We'll be watching for more.