Julio Jones cleared to run

Alabama's Julio Jones (8) makes a catch for a touchdown as Georgia's Bryan Evans defends during the second quarter of an NCAA college football game in Athens, Ga., Saturday, Sept. 27, 2008. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Alabama's Julio Jones (8) makes a catch for a touchdown as Georgia's Bryan Evans defends during the second quarter of an NCAA college football game in Athens, Ga., Saturday, Sept. 27, 2008. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Wide receiver Julio Jones, who had surgery to repair a stress fracture in his left foot, was cleared to run on Tuesday.

“Heading back to Atlanta from Charlotte I had a recheck on my foot everything went great now I can start running#WINNING,” Jones tweeted at 4 p.m.

Jones, whom the Falcons traded up 21 spots to select in the NFL draft, has already been meeting with quarterback Matt Ryan and the wide receivers.

–D. Orlando Ledbetter, The Atlanta Falcons beat blog

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45 comments Add your comment

jj

May 17th, 2011
4:16 pm

first
run julio ruh

IceFan

May 17th, 2011
4:30 pm

Run hard, block hard, study hard! Win baby, win!

charles

May 17th, 2011
4:32 pm

I hope it holds up for him, and he takes off like a rocket and burn for a lot of years.

The Rest of The League

May 17th, 2011
4:47 pm

Damn man….we scared!

Mave2124

May 17th, 2011
4:49 pm

#Winning…good news. Hope this lockout ends mid-June so we can have FA and some football come September.

66nativefan

May 17th, 2011
4:51 pm

The size and speed of a TO but with character! Great pick!
Our WR’s will be feared throughout the leage opening the TE and run game.

Bryant

May 17th, 2011
4:51 pm

Embrace this young man Atlanta. I have had the pleasure of knowing Julio since he was in middle school. His focus and drive to be the best is unmatched by any athlete I have ever seen. He will make you all proud he is on your team.

Cam Newton

May 17th, 2011
4:54 pm

I’m still like a gun….and you haters are my ammunition…uh did I spel that right

Tom

May 17th, 2011
4:55 pm

@Bryant – thanks! I get the same sense from the few interviews I’ve seen. Seems like he’s worth all that we gave up and then some. Can’t wait to see him on the field.

joe white

May 17th, 2011
5:09 pm

I love it lets go julio

PMC

May 17th, 2011
5:12 pm

Yes, but when willl he be cleared to sign and play?

eM

May 17th, 2011
5:26 pm

Go Julio!! Ok owners and players, get your act together and go back to work.

AlanFalcon

May 17th, 2011
5:42 pm

Can you magine Roddy on one side and Julio on the other with the middle wide open for Gonzalez or Turner.

Doug

May 17th, 2011
6:54 pm

I don’t know that much about JJ but if he’s as gifted a receiver & has the character\workethic as everyone says then he will be just what we need. If he has good hands & can hold on to the ball the falcons “O” will be a Force to be reckoned with. GO FALCONS!!!!

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D man

May 17th, 2011
7:47 pm

Julio aka waffle house Jones – he is always open. :)
Can’t wait to see him play…

D man

May 17th, 2011
7:49 pm

Juuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuulio

Cornerback Smurf

May 17th, 2011
8:40 pm

DLed – can we get some scoops on Jacquizz, please sir?

D. Orlando Ledbetter

May 17th, 2011
8:51 pm

D man — I love that nickname.

Cornerback Smurf — I need to track Quizz down for sure.

PMC — We’ll have to look into the crystal ball for that one.

The Rest of The League — My Uncle for Detroit is talking smack. We haven’t heard from him since Lem Barney retired.

ATL_98

May 17th, 2011
9:42 pm

JJ, white, turner, gonzo the quizz and mighty matty ice to bring em all together…ohhh man i cant wait to se this offense in action!

Mary Catherine

May 17th, 2011
9:57 pm

He is the real deal. I can promise you as a die hard Bama fan, he will not let you down. I cannot wait to see his excellence in Atlanta. He’s already owned the GA Dome before! Adore him.

nyamouth

May 17th, 2011
10:00 pm

I CANT WAIT TO SEE BIRDDROPPINGS ALL OVER THE FLEUR DE LEIS THIS YEAR!!! Somebody please post where I can find a picture of a bird with the fleur de leis in its mouth or ripping one apart or something.

frank

May 17th, 2011
11:24 pm

not much will change this year, maybe in 2 years

mrzizzle

May 17th, 2011
11:56 pm

Excited to see JJ in action! Hey (by the way) ESPN just rated the Falcons 1966 Throwback helmet 3 best in NFL history! Come on BLANK! Get rid of that new stupid helmet and go RETRO! I’m already banning the new quarkie logo and only wearing the old Falcons Retro gear next year!!! Follow San Diego and GO RETRO MR BLANK!!!!

bigcalidawg

May 18th, 2011
12:07 am

Waffle House…………..chuch

Larry

May 18th, 2011
12:11 am

mrzizzle,

The Falcons current helmet is ranked 4th…I think we can be proud of both!

mrzizzle

May 18th, 2011
4:23 am

Well said Larry but I’m sticking with the old red helmet!

mrzizzle

May 18th, 2011
4:46 am

But to clarify Larry the Falcons New Logo is 4th but the Retro Logo is ranked 3rd in retro helmets

Falcon57

May 18th, 2011
11:07 am

@Frank, granted most rookie wide receivers take a couple of years to develop in the NFL but according to John Parker Wilson, our 3rd string QB who was the starting QB for Alabama and played with Julio Jones, he says that Alabama’s routes were about the same as the Falcons and that Julio was a quick learner. He said he believed that Julio would have no problem picking up the routes and would develop into a starter early. So, believing in what someone who should know, I think you may be incorrect in thinking it will take 2 years for him to have an effect on the Falcons offense. Hope so anyway.

chipontheroadbirdsrus

May 18th, 2011
11:23 am

Julio freakin “Waffle House”Jones Good Lawd we dat

[...] 4.39 40-yard dash at the combine on a broken foot. The good news today is that Jones has been cleared to run on his surgically repaired foot, and he’s already been meeting with Matt [...]

McNasty

May 18th, 2011
12:26 pm

Again, 8 to 12 touchdowns receiving, 2 rushing TDs, Rookie of year baring injury

FalconsFan284

May 18th, 2011
3:58 pm

We don’t need Julio to be an all pro. What we need him for is as a deep threat. The Falcons have enough talent, on both sides of the ball, to be a real problem for anyone in the NFC. With Julio defenses will now have to defend the entire field. This as as big a splash and as big a move as any free agent we could have signed.

hiramsaint

May 18th, 2011
10:56 pm

if only you had a qb with enough arm to reach him consistantly , then defending the field might be a problem. all i see is matty melt chukin’ it up in the air hoping someone will run under it , and the db’s will be all over that .

hiramsaint

May 18th, 2011
10:58 pm

@ mcnasty- do you really think ingram will have more recieving td’s than running? sounds crazy but with those positive vibes , maybe it can happen! your on!

hiramsaint

May 18th, 2011
11:02 pm

@ nyamouth- sorry dude but there hasn’t been anything like that in years. where ya been? locked up or freeze dried. we’re 8 out of 10 on you so it should be really e-z to get some fried failcan in n.o. right now!

Tim in Lubbock

May 19th, 2011
4:46 pm

Julio = Hines Ward (with speed)!!!!!!!!!!!!

hiramsaint

May 19th, 2011
4:50 pm

…and jamarcus russel was great in college too. let the guy play a game first before you annoint him jerry rice II

ccccc80

May 19th, 2011
4:57 pm

Actualy I am a huge LSU fan and can tell you Jamarcus was not that great at LSU in fact they had to dumb down the offense for him, He shined in Sugar bowl against a slow Notre Dame team and conned the idiot Raiders into taking him. Back to subject Julio is a beast!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Brent

May 20th, 2011
9:20 am

GO JULLLIIIIOOOOO!!

Fan

May 20th, 2011
12:14 pm

This season will be base on which team is in shape and play together as one. This lockout will hurt NFL teams and players. Atlanta push these falcons too get together and workout and build a family together. The superbowl will be a team no one thought at all because of this lockout.. Players need timing and learning one another. Matty Ice will need this with his receivers and draft pick. Some teams are not doing much at all … push the falcons too get everyone there and get the draft picks there too if not, we want have the timing or style too make the playoff this year.

Chucktown38

May 23rd, 2011
12:33 am

We will have to name all of JJ’s TD’s after the Waffle House’s menu. I hope he is not remembered as the awful Waffle when the season ends?

Maurice

May 24th, 2011
7:15 am

The Falcons are practicing…

D. Orlando Ledbetter

May 24th, 2011
8:26 am

Maurice — Yes. They are holding seven-on-seven drills. This is the third week.