Jones injured his right foot in a game against the Jets last October, forcing him to miss the remainder of the season. Jones has been ahead of schedule in his rehab from the resulting surgery, but only recently began running again.
However, Jones will not participate in minicamp next week and may not play in any of the Falcons' preseason games either. He says his goal is to be ready by week one, but any recovery won't be rushed.
"It is a serious injury, and knowing that I broke the same bone in a different spot over the course of two years," Jones said. "So it's a very serious matter, and we're not trying to play with it."
It's important for both Jones and the Falcons offense that he return healthy this season. Without him, the team's offense struggled and sputtered it's way to a four-win season. For Jones' sake, a bounce-back year is important since he'll be a free agent after this season.
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