Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones will not play in the team’s first preseason game against the Miami Dolphins.
Jones ran a few routes early during the pregame warm-up session, likely to test out his cleats on the Georgia Dome’s artificial turf, but retreated to the locker room soon after. He walked back out in his warm-up gear 45 minutes before kickoff.
Jones has been practicing one day on and one day off throughout Falcons training camp after breaking a bone in his right foot and having surgery on it last season. Jones missed the last 11 games of 2013 after sustaining the injury against the Jets in Week 5.