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Julio Jones returns to practice on Thursday of Week 7

Falcons WR Julio Jones seems on track to play against the Lions in Week 7.

Julio Jones #11 of the Atlanta Falcons is tackled with the ball by Harrison Hand #38 of the Minnesota Vikings in the second quarter of the game at U.S. Bank Stadium on October 18, 2020 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images

The Atlanta Falcons are back at practice on Thursday and got some good news for Week 7. Wide receiver Julio Jones returned to practice after sitting out Wednesday’s session, per D. Orlando Ledbetter. Jones was listed as a DNP on Wednesday due to a hamstring injury that cost him the team’s Week 5 contest.

Jones was on the injury report for much of Week 6, but was removed from the final version and had a huge game against the Minnesota Vikings. He caught eight of ten targets for 137 yards and two touchdowns as the Falcons romped to victory.

At this point, it’s safe to assume Jones will be getting one or two rest days each week the rest of the way. The hamstring has been an issue much of the season, so there is always concern for aggravation. But if he’s active on Sunday, he’s a solid start against the Detroit Lions this weekend.