It must have been a comforting sight for the coaches to see star wide receiver Julio Jones catch passes in the red zone again.
On Monday, the last day of training camp, Jones was his old self, sprinting across the end zone to haul in a touchdown toss from reigning MVP Matt Ryan in 11-on-11 drills. In fact, Jones looked game-ready after having surgery on his left foot in March.
"I really practiced all day [Sunday]," Jones noted. "I feel great, though. No setbacks. Moved around today. I'm feeling good. But it's on [the coaches/medical staff] to make the decision. We communicate with each other and try to make the best decision as far as me moving forward, as far as reps; preseason. The ultimate goal is just to be ready, though."
Jones said he expects to be ready for the Sept. 10 opener. He added his timing with QB Matt Ryan is "great" since they've played together for so long and are familiar with one another.