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Julio Jones on being with the Tennessee Titans: “This feels like home.”

Julio Jones (No. 2) participating in OTA for the Titans
Photo of Julio Jones (No. 2) participating in OTAs for Tennessee Titans comes via www.tennesseetitans.com

Julio Jones is excited to show he is still the best wide receiver in the National Football League.

He enjoyed his 10 years with the Atlanta Falcons, but Jones needed a change of scenery.

After working out with Derrick Henry, the Tennessee Titans decided to put the two most dominant offensive recruits of the Nick Saban era at Alabama together.

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Since joining the Titans, the 32-year-old feels rejuvenated. He likes the culture of the team and is proud to collaborate with Henry, A.J. Brown, and Ryan Tannehill. Jones recorded seven 1,000-yard seasons — including five 1,400-yard campaigns — with the Falcons; however, he is set to blaze a new trail in the AFC South. After Saturday’s practice, he took the podium and expressed how he feels about his new team.

The 6-foot-3, 220-pounder said his transition to the Titans has been easy and he ‘feels at home’.

It was tough dealing with Henry, but now defenses have Brown and Jones to handle as well.

Todd Downing, Titans’ offensive coordinator, said it has been a fun process getting Jones adjusted.

Tennessee will be a dark-horse Super Bowl contender. The seven-time Pro Bowler will make sure it happens.

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Stephen M. Smith is the managing editor and senior writer for Touchdown Alabama Magazine.  You can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @CoachingMSmith.

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