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Julio Jones looks explosive early in Falcons camp

The Atlanta Falcons are bringing Julio Jones back slowly after his second foot surgery, but when he's been on the field during training camp the receiver has looked like his dominant self.

ESPN.com's Vaughn McClure reported that Jones looked explosive on Sunday in his most extensive practice session. McClure wrote that Jones didn't have problems cutting, was "stopping on a dime" and displayed no apparent effects of the surgery. The wideout even blew past stud corner Desmond Trufant on one play.

"He's looking good, man," Trufant said of Jones on Sunday. "To come back like he did ... he didn't do any of the (organized team activities). He was just doing rehab. He didn't miss a beat. That's exactly what we want to see. And he's going to definitely have a comeback season this year."

When healthy, Jones is a transformative piece for the Falcons' offense.  Now that Tony Gonzalez is retired, Jones represents the team's one weapon that defenses must scheme to slow down.

According to McClure, Jones was "spectacular and in sync with Matt Ryan" during Sunday's session. Not having to dust the cobwebs off their chemistry is a big positive early in training camp, especially considering the Falcons will continue to hold Jones out of some practices.

The receiver is not expected to participate in Monday's padded practice.

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