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Report: Julio Jones to have foot surgery

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Adam Caplan

Adam Caplan is our newest NFL reporter/insider at FOXSports.com. He has spent the past 10 seasons covering the league, specializing in player personnel, injuries and contracts.

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Former Alabama wide receiver Julio Jones will have surgery for a broken foot, NFL.com reported Monday. The surgery, which will require an eight-week rehab period, could prevent Jones from working out for teams prior to the NFL draft in late April.

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Jones, who has terrific size and hands, posted a surprising 4.39 in the 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine over the weekend.

Because of that 40-yard dash time, he shouldn't drop in the draft much, if at all, despite the impending foot surgery.

Jones, who is the second-rated wide receiver available for the draft, is expected to be selected in the top 10 picks.

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