Julio Jones returned to practice on Monday

FLOWERY BRANCH – Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones, who missed the last two games, returned

110812 Atlanta - Smoke and fire surround Atlanta Falcons rookie wide receiver Julio Jones as he enters the stadium to take on the Miami Dolphins at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta on Friday, August 12, 2011.      Curtis Compton ccompton@ajc.com

110812 Atlanta - Smoke and fire surround Atlanta Falcons rookie wide receiver Julio Jones as he enters the stadium to take on the Miami Dolphins at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta on Friday, August 12, 2011. Curtis Compton ccompton@ajc.com

to practice on Monday.

Jones suffered a hamstring injury against Green Bay on Oct. 9. He didn’t play in the subsequent games against Carolina and Detroit.

Jones went on a rehabilitation run on the Monday before the Detroit game, but was not able to return to practice. The Falcons are hopeful that Jones does not have a setback after his action on Monday.

Jones has 25 catches for 358 receiving yards. He is third among rookies in catches and yards receiving.

Cincinnati’s A.J. Green leads the rookies in catches and yards with 33 catches for 516 yards.

Cleveland’s Greg Little is second in catches with 29. Seattle’s Doug Baldwin in second in yards with 403.

Also, cornerback Christopher Owens (concussion) returned to practice.

–D. Orlando Ledbetter, The Atlanta Falcons beat blog

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112 comments Add your comment

ATL Fan

October 31st, 2011
3:15 pm

Come back soon JJ

ATL Fan

October 31st, 2011
3:17 pm

Hamstring injuries are tough to come back from and not reinjure

ATL Fan

October 31st, 2011
3:23 pm

With Mughelli out, we may need to rely more on the passing attack, so we need you back JJ. Just don’t over do it.

monkeyrooster

October 31st, 2011
3:26 pm

Well the good thing is that even if his misses another week it shouldn’t hurt against Indy. However will we need all of our weapons to take down the Aints. Get well Julio!
Go Falcons!

e' dirty birds

October 31st, 2011
3:27 pm

Julio’s going to light it up!! Lets not force the ball to him!!

DBH

October 31st, 2011
3:43 pm

No letdown against the Colts!

CGD

October 31st, 2011
3:44 pm

We need a QB that can throw Julio the freaking ball in the endzone cause noodle arm cant!

Prediction: 2-3 years from now, the fanatics will be jumping off Melts Jock…

Cam for Melt!! Make it so Scottie..Aye Captain.. PLAYOFFS?

CGD..

October 31st, 2011
3:47 pm

Cam made throws noodle arm can only dream about yesterday!

His velocity and accuracy is sick…..

Julio would have had at least 3-4 touchdowns by now with Cam as his QB no doubt…

CGD..

October 31st, 2011
3:50 pm

With the future miss throws this Franchise QB will produce don’t be surprise if Julio re-tweaks that hammy…I’m just saying?

Pete

October 31st, 2011
3:50 pm

Another Jerious Norwood……………………..just waiting for the next injury.

The Real Falcon

October 31st, 2011
3:55 pm

Let’s keep the streak alive!

The Real Falcon

October 31st, 2011
3:56 pm

Predictions are like something else, everyone has one but they aren’t worth much.

CGD..

October 31st, 2011
4:00 pm

Superbowl= 0-46,

Oh that streak will definitely continue for decades to come…lmbo…

Sly Boarders

October 31st, 2011
4:00 pm

Didn’t want to talk to him about it though? Or update any of the other injuries – Owens doesn’t count – or…anything?

Don’t even want to compare the Falcons to some other AFC team?

Is the well really this dry?

We’re still in season, aren’t we?

CGD..

October 31st, 2011
4:05 pm

“Jones has 25 catches for 358 receiving yards. He is third among rookies in catches and yards receiving.”

ZERO TOUCHDOWNS……How many does AJ Green have now? enuff said…

coachx

October 31st, 2011
4:10 pm

What with all the haters ?

Falcons fans are a strane bunch. They hate their QB and diss a rookie WR b/c he is 3rd in catches behind AJ Green due to a injury that caused him to miss 2.5 games.

Falcons need to grow up and it sounds like some of you should just move to Chalotte and cheer Can Newton on whatever black QB you decide to be infatuated with.

CGD..

October 31st, 2011
4:17 pm

(Matt 2.0)( Former UGA Great!) > (Melt) (Matt 1.0)..

Melt’s skin color does not matter.. He aint the one……U can handle the TRUTH…Give him 2-3 more years…….

Kurtis

October 31st, 2011
4:18 pm

coachx…….ditto

Rikus

October 31st, 2011
4:20 pm

Yeah, though my guess is that CGD is not a Falcons fan. Julio is having a solid rookie season, and so far everything we were hoping he would be.

CGD..

October 31st, 2011
4:21 pm

“Trolls”, “Haters”, you fanatics are so predictable….0-46 and counting………….

adamb

October 31st, 2011
4:22 pm

I wish Ryan could throw deep but when his wet noodle arm does get it there it hangs forever or is never accurate. Usually out of bounds. Its a shame with the weapons we have. He is very good, but not Great QB like the breeze, rodgers, and soon to be cam . Lets face it our QB needs a running game to flourish. It is what it is. I’ve seen worse qbs win the super bowl. But we need a playoff win from him before we even talk super bowl. rite?

About time

October 31st, 2011
4:27 pm

“Me and Julio down by the schoolyard”……..What happened to the mighty Aint’s?!!!!HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
Go back to your crappy city Aint’s fans….Katrina was years ago and your Aint’s are old news too.
Time to leave Atlanta….

CGD..

October 31st, 2011
4:28 pm

Melt needs a #1 Rushing offense, #1 Pass Defense, and # 1 Rush Defense to win a playoff game! PLAYOFFS?

CGD..

October 31st, 2011
4:29 pm

^^^^^^^^^^^^^means perfection^^^^^^^^^^^^^

CGD..

October 31st, 2011
4:31 pm

SUPERBOWL Wins:

Saints 1
Fal-cons 0 YAWN…

About time

October 31st, 2011
4:32 pm

coachx…..We fans love our quarterback…..one’s that bash are MV racist,apologists that hate Matt because he simply is white.
Those are not true Falcon fans….and there are a lot of pretenders in here. Notice the Aint’s fans?
Oh, have they gone back in the closet today?!!!!HAHAHAHAHAHA

CGD..

October 31st, 2011
4:35 pm

Flaco= 4 playoff wins and a championship appearance

Melt= ………….crickets…………………

ueeediot

October 31st, 2011
4:36 pm

Wonders if the Falcons are smart enough to know they cannot replace #34 and lets see if they try to or if they evolve their offense to highlight their most explosive elements. Currently, that has to include HD and Snelling…

riggo

October 31st, 2011
4:42 pm

If the Falcons had lost too an 0-6 teams everyone would have said our season is over, especially the Saints fans who are usually on this site, not heard from this week i’m sure. So can we say the Saints are in trouble, also we’re back fighting for 1st place in the nfc south. After our bye ..and a softer schedule, lookout NFL.

DBH

October 31st, 2011
4:43 pm

Losses to WINLESS teams: Saints 1, Falcons 0

Mike the Genius...

October 31st, 2011
4:46 pm

CGD..

October 31st, 2011
4:31 pm

SUPERBOWL Wins:

“Saints 1
Fal-cons 0 YAWN”… Wow……….

double b

October 31st, 2011
5:04 pm

cgd–i know what the initials stand for, quit hating, im sure once the superbowl is said and done u will have a new favorite team as well as QB, falcons r turning the corner, so if u aint on the train get the hell off and take your video game playing thumbs with u

DEE-ROME

October 31st, 2011
5:05 pm

CGD… You got dismantled by a winless team. Please stop talking enough said!!!!!!

DJ Sniper

October 31st, 2011
5:16 pm

Saints fans sure are a trip these days. Still talking smack even after getting beat by a winless team.

CGD, in case you forgot, the Lions lost to the Falcons.

Sly Mitchell

October 31st, 2011
5:21 pm

Anybody heard from SeenThisB4? Not much noise from ‘Aints fans since Sunday. I’m just sayin’….

charles

October 31st, 2011
5:24 pm

Come on you guys, you got to be smarter than this. Those are not black Falcons fan, I know because I’m one. And I think Matt will be fine, and will win more than one Superbowl for our city, state and all of us long suffering fans. So stop buying into this bull being spread by those nuts. It is not black folks that’s spewing this junk about Matt. Guys this stuff planted by those Aint’s fans on this blog. Now as some have said don’t feed the trolls.

PMC

October 31st, 2011
5:31 pm

time to use this guy as a target in the Red ZOne.

Michael M.

October 31st, 2011
5:33 pm

Still laughing at Dree Breeze bending over and grabbing his ankles and telling the Rams ” Kick me hard ! ” The Aints sure arent going to win no Super Bowl if they lose to a 0 and 6 Team and make em look like a 6-0 Team ! Smoke on that for awhile Trolls !

Michael M.

October 31st, 2011
5:35 pm

Falcons are in the NFC South race just like the Aints and the Buskateers so dont even bring up the stupid statistics !

Michael M.

October 31st, 2011
5:39 pm

I left U Boys my dirty Snot Rag on the blog desk so U could borry it to wipe the many Tears from your eyes after the buttkickin the Rams put upon your Wonderful and so glorious Team the Aints that Caints this Sunday past !

One of the Trolls stole the darn thing too ……….lmao and Julio is just going to be another weapon for that shotgun !

$aints $uck

October 31st, 2011
5:48 pm

CGD’s predicitions are comical. my guess, he’s an Aints fan. Boo Dat!

Michael M.

October 31st, 2011
5:56 pm

He should be a fortune teller ……………..then he could remember from one week to the next !

Mike the Genius...

October 31st, 2011
6:05 pm

Settle down Fake Falcon Fanatic…Its only a game…lol

loyal falcon

October 31st, 2011
6:21 pm

Guys think about it! The Aint fans lost so they don’t want to show their stinking faces here, but want to disrupt our blog. What better way to do it than start some racist crap. DON’T FEED THOSE AINTS TROLLS!…I REPEAT…..DO NOT FEED THOSE AINTS TROLLS. Let’s talk about the up coming game against the Colts. One game at a time guys.

Loyal for the next hundned

October 31st, 2011
6:24 pm

your opinion counts

SeenThisB4

October 31st, 2011
6:34 pm

Hey Julio: Here’s a tip to keep from aggravating your hamstring: Don’t run further than 12 yards downfield, that’s Ryan’s maximum throwing range anyway!

Michael M.

October 31st, 2011
6:34 pm

Reason why the Aints got whipped yesterday was because they used up all those points running up the score on the Colts ! They may lose another one next week because of it !
I dont think the Birds would try to intimidate another Team that way and go easy on them if they had a two touchdown spread but of course the Trolls will come on here and say something like ” thats because the Falcons cant score that many points !” Now isnt that just like those retard Trolls !
But the Birds arent like the Aints because they will take the Colts seriously this week and expect them to play em tough and try to beat the Birds!

Michael M.

October 31st, 2011
6:35 pm

Booooooommmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm ! ! ! ! ha ! ha !

Dr

October 31st, 2011
6:38 pm

Ledbetter u not posting my comments why????

Dr

October 31st, 2011
6:39 pm

Stupin aints!!