VIDEO: First Look at Julio Jones in Buccaneers Uniform at Practice

A video of the first look at Julio Jones in a Tampa Bay Buccaneers uniform at practice.
A video of the first look at Julio Jones in a Tampa Bay Buccaneers uniform at practice. / AP Photo/Chris O'Meara

Tampa Bay Buccaneers fans are still buzzing after the team gave Tom Brady another receiving threat by signing Julio Jones earlier this week. With training camp officially in full swing, it didn't take long for the NFL world to get a glimpse of the seven-time Pro-Bowler in his new threads.

Buccaneers insider Rick Stroud shared a quick video on Twitter of Jones catching passes at Thursday morning's practice. It's only an eight-second clip, but the first look at the veteran in a Bucs uniform should be enough to hype the fanbase even more ahead of the 2022 NFL season.

The one thing that most fans will notice is Jones is wearing No. 85 rather than his iconic No. 11. He also wore No. 8 in college and No. 2 with the Tennessee Titans last year, but all three of those numbers are already occupied.

In addition to playing with Brady, the hope is that a return to the NFC South can re-ignite a fire in Jones. He's played 50 games against the division, mostly during his time with the Atlanta Falcons, turning 305 receptions into 4,983 yards and 20 touchdowns.

While playing with one of the NFL's top contenders can help with a turnaround, the key to Jones having a successful year will be determined by his health. He's missed 14 games over the last two seasons, clearly limiting his impact. Fortunately, he's in a great position to bounce back in Tampa.

Buccaneers Super Bowl Odds

A rejuvenated Jones is crucial for the Buccaneers to capitalize on their favorable Super Bowl LVII odds on FanDuel Sportsbooks. Tampa Bay is currently available at +750 odds to hoist the Vince Lombardi Trophy, only trailing the Buffalo Bills at +650.

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