Falcons WR Jones expected to be full strength for opener

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) – Coach Dan Quinn expects All-Pro receiver Julio Jones to be full strength when the Atlanta Falcons install their game plan for Sunday’s opener against Tampa Bay.

Jones sprained his ankle in the third preseason game at Miami, but Quinn believes he will fully participate on Wednesday.

The Falcons are mostly healthy even though free safety Keanu Neal is out three to four weeks after undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery.

Kemal Ishmael, who will replace Neal, is expected to fully participate Wednesday after hurting his shoulder. Defensive ends Adrian Clayborn (shoulder) and Dwight Freeney (back) should be fine, too.

Receiver Taylor Gabriel, signed as a free agent on Sunday, will compete for the No. 5 receiver’s job and play several roles on special teams.

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