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Jones (foot) caught two passes for 63 yards and a touchdown on five targets in Saturday's preseason game against the Titans.

Jones looked like his usual self, as he turned a short pass into a 52-yard touchdown, breaking one tackle and spinning out of another. He's been managed cautiously over the last few months, and the plan seems to be working out. Jones is now practicing every day after working every other day for much of training camp.

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Jones (foot) will have his workload increased, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Jones, who continues to work back from foot surgery, will begin practicing every day. The Falcons have been holding him out of consecutive practices, but coach Mike Smith wants Jones to be ready to carry a heavy workload during the regular season. "It's important to have all of our guys ready to do that are going to play 60 snaps," Smith said. "That's not possible if you're not practicing every day. You're going to see over the next 10 days a change in who's practicing."

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Jones (foot) caught two passes for 20 yards on four targets in his 2014 preseason debut Saturday against the Texans.

Jones has taken it easy in practice, but he's on track to be ready for Week 1. He caught two of Matt Ryan's three completions in Saturday's game, and was targeted a team-high four times. More importantly, Jones played until the other starters came out, showing no signs of injury.

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Jones (foot) expects to play in Saturday's preseason game against the Texans, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.

Jones still has yet to practice on consecutive days in training camp following foot surgery last October, but he seems intent on returning to action Saturday against Houston. The team will have the final say, however, and Jones will likely only play one series if he does suit up, but seeing him on the field would provide at least some reassurance as to his health heading into the regular season.

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Jones (foot) was held out of practice Thursday, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

This is nothing out of ordinary for Jones, who has been on a day-on, day-off schedule since camp began. The Falcons haven't announced whether or not Jones will be on the field Saturday for Atlanta's second preseason game, but based on the cautious approach the team is taking with young wideout, it wouldn't be surprising to see him sit the game out.

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Jones (foot) will increase his workload while remaining on a day-on, day-off schedule, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.

Jones sat out the Falcons' first preseason contest, which seems likely to continue until he's able to practice most days. However, his aim is active status in Week 1, so potential owners shouldn't worry too much about DNPs in exhibitions.

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Jones (foot) will not play in Friday's preseason game against the Dolphins.

Jones is currently on a regimen where he sits out every other day of practice, and will miss the preseason game as well. It wouldn't be surprising if he skips multiple preseason games in preparation for his ultimate goal, to be ready for the start of the regular season.

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According to ESPN Falcons reporter Vaughn McClure, Julio Jones is "showing no ill effects" from last year's foot fracture in training camp.

Julio's reps are being limited, but he's dominating whenever on the field. Per McClure, "every part of Julio Jones' day has looked explosive" during Sunday's session, and he's "stopping on a dime." In a pass-first Falcons offense that lost Tony Gonzalez, Julio offers No. 1 overall fantasy wideout upside. We have him ranked No. 4 at receiver based on his recurring foot problems.

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Coach Mike Smith confirmed Julio Jones' reps will be limited as camp gets underway.

Jones has had two surgeries involving a screw in his left foot and his fifth metatarsal bone in three years. "Our number one 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," Smith said. "Julio will be out there participating in practice right from the start." We should get an up-close look at Jones' progress during Hard Knocks.

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Julio Jones will be "limited" for the start of training camp, but has avoided the active/PUP list.

We'd obviously prefer to see Jones at 100 percent from Day 1, but the fact that he's avoided the PUP list is a strong sign the Falcons aren't worried about his health. Jones' preseason reps figure to be strictly managed, but he'll be ready to rock as a top-five receiver for Week 1.