Fal­cons’ Jones says re­cov­ery feels like ‘eter­nity’

The Covington News - - THE WIRE -

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — For Julio Jones, eight months away from foot­ball “feels like an eter­nity.”

Jones was on the prac­tice fields for the At­lanta Fal­cons’ or­ga­nized team ac­tiv­i­ties on Tues­day, but only for con­di­tion­ing work. The star wide re­ceiver said Mon­day his re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion is pro­gress­ing well but “ex­tra pre­cau­tions” have kept him from be­ing cleared for prac­tice.

“I am ahead of sched­ule but we’re not press­ing any­thing,” Jones said.

On Tues­day, Jones was on the field with the team only for ex­er­cises. That came only af­ter he had ex­tra time with a trainer for stretch­ing. Then he worked on run­ning and agility drills as other play­ers went through prac­tice.

AP Photo/Chris Sch­nei­der

At­lanta Braves Evan Gat­tis gets an RBI on a field­ers choice in the fourth in­ning of a base­ball game against the Colorado Rock­ies on Mon­day, June 9, 2014, in Denver. Colorado Rock­ies catcher Michael McKenry waits for the pitch at left.

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