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Falcons unsure when Julio Jones comes back

Team will use caution with star receiver. Jason Butt

Print This June 02, 2014, 10:37 AM EST

Falcons receiver Julio Jones has had a long recovery since fracturing his foot last October against the Jets.

Surgery to repair the foot has hindered the rehab process, which has kept him out of OTAs thus far. Speaking to ESPN.com, Falcons receivers coach Terry Robiskie said the organization will continue to use plenty of caution with their star wideout.

"The day I can see him come out and just run and practice at full speed, practice all day and get up the next day and practice again, certainly then I'm going to feel he's back,'' Robiskie said. "I think every day, we'll be out there with him with caution. We'll be watching him a little bit kind of standing on pins and needles. I think if he jumps in the air to catch the ball, if he jumps on top of some [defensive back] and some DB is under him, you're nervous."

The Falcons have yet to issue a timetable on Jones, though general manager Thomas Dimitroff did tell the team's website that Jones is healing quickly.

"Julio's doing well, he's such a fast healer," Dimitroff said. "That's his whole makeup, he's a strong and powerful guy."

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