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Julio Jones cleared for camp

Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones has been cleared to participate in the team's upcoming training camp, coach Mike Smith told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Jones, who injured his foot in Week 5 of last season and missed the remainder of the 2013 campaign, will be limited initially.

"He will be limited in terms of his snaps," Smith told the Journal-Constitution. "Our No. 1 goal is to make sure that we've got everybody as healthy as we possibly can be, but we know that we have to get these guys some work together and reps.

"Julio will be out there participating in practice right from the start."

Jones caught 41 passes for 580 yards and two scores last season before getting hurt.

In three seasons, Jones has 174 catches for 2,737 yards and 20 touchdowns.

The Falcons open training camp Friday.

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