BUFORD, Ga. (AP) — Julio Jones is starting to feel like a member of the Atlanta Falcons.
Jones, the NFL’s No. 6 overall draft pick out of Alabama, worked out at Buford High School Tuesday for the first time with quarterback Matt Ryan and other new teammates.
During the league’s lockout, Falcons players have routinely been running 7-on-7 passing drills at the school, but this marked Jones’ debut on a field.
Jones did not run full speed, deciding it was best to jog his routes and catch some easy passes. He’s still recovering from foot surgery on a stress fracture that was discovered after the NFL combine.
Orthopedist Robert Anderson, of Charlotte, N.C., cleared Jones to run early last week.