Falcons' Jones returns to practice, Neal set for debut

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) Julio Jones has joined practice for the first time this week, increasing his chances to play in the Falcons' game at New Orleans on Monday night.

After being held out on Thursday and Friday with a calf injury from last week's win at Oakland, Jones was limited in Saturday's practice. Coach Dan Quinn says the All-Pro receiver is no longer is bothered by the ankle injury that slowed him before the calf injury.

Rookie strong safety Keanu Neal is expected to make his debut against the Saints. Neal, the first-round pick from Florida, had preseason arthroscopic knee surgery and missed the first two games.

Defensive end Brooks Reed (shoulder) was limited and receiver Mohamed Sanu (ankle) had full clearance.

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