After missing two weeks with a hamstring injury and having an additional bye week to recuperate, Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones will play this Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts, according to a report from ESPN's John Clayton:
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Playing against an Indianapolis Colts defense that gave up 62 points to New Orleans two weeks ago, Jones will have a great opportunity to score his first career NFL touchdown.
Falcons head coach Mike Smith even mentioned that Jones' absence might end up being a net positive for the rookie from Alabama, as it gave him a time to decompress mentally and watch an NFL game from an outsider's perspective.
Atlanta, after giving up a bounty of draft picks to acquire Jones in a draft-day trade, threw him directly into the mix after the lockout ended. Unlike a typical rookie, he never had the chance to get familiar with the nuances of the NFL game in off-season mini-camps because of the lockout.