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Falcons' Julio Jones says his ankle is 100% healthy
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Falcons' Julio Jones says his ankle is 100% healthy
Friday November 7th, 2014

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones said he felt fully healthy ahead of the team's match-up with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday, ESPN's Vaughn McClure reported on Thursday.

Jones has been dealing with the injury since the team's Week 4 game, a 41-28 loss on the road to the Minnesota Vikings. Since the injury, Jones has been limited in practices during the week, but has appeared in each of the team's regular season games.

The bye week the Falcons had after playing in London on Oct. 26 helped him complete his recovery, Jones said.

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"After the bye week, took a little time to you know, get healed up," Jones said. "I'm 100 percent now and just coming back and focusing on what we need to focus on."

In eight games this season, the 25-year-old has 53 receptions for 734 yards and three touchdowns, but just one play longer than 30 yards.

Of the 59 catchable passes he's been thrown this season, he has dropped six.

"The player I am, if I drop a ball, keep throwing it," he said. "I promise you I'm going to make more plays than I drop.

"That's the first half of this season; this is the second half of the season. I've got to focus on what I can do in this game. That's past and gone."

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The Falcons (2-6), travel to Tampa Bay on Sunday for a rematch of Week 3's 54-14 win.

In that victory, Jones had a nine catches for a season-high 161 yards. He also caught his longest pass of the season, a 40-yard reception for one of his two touchdowns.

 
- Christopher Woody

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