FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Julio Jones, who has missed two games with a sprained toe, will return to practice Tuesday,Atlanta Falcons coach Dan Quinn said.
Jones hasn't practiced since injuring his toe in a 29-28 loss to Kansas City. He missed the past two games -- wins over the Los Angeles Rams and San Francisco 49ers-- but could be back in the lineup for Saturday's NFC South showdown against the Carolina Panthers.
Jones still leads the NFL with 1,253 receiving yards. He set a franchise record with 300 receiving yards in the Falcons' 48-33 win against the Panthers earlier this season.
Quinn said starting cornerback Jalen Collins, who missed the last game with a knee injury, also will practice Tuesday.
Per league rules, the Falcons are not required to release a full injury report Tuesday with the Saturday game, so the extent of participation in practice for Jones and Collins won't be known until Wednesday afternoon.
Falcons WR Julio Jones to practice; may return after 2-game absence