Julio Jones cleared in time for Falcons camp

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones, No. 11. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

No. 11 will be a welcome sight to fans and teammates at Atlanta Falcons training camp.

Wide receiver Julio Jones has been cleared to take part in practice, coach Mike Smith told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Atlanta begins training camp Friday in Flowery Branch, Ga.

The former Alabama star injured his foot in week five of last season and missed the rest of the year.

"He will be limited in terms of his snaps," Smith told the AJC. "Our No. 1 goal is to make sure that we've got everybody as healthy as we possibly can be, but we know that we have to get these guys some work together and reps."

Jones' injury limited him to 41 catches for 580 yards in 2013. He averaged over 66 catches for 1,078 yards and nine touchdowns in each of his first two seasons with the Falcons.