FLOWERY BRANCH Bobby Okereke Jersey , Ga. (AP) — Julio Jones and Devonta Freeman are healthy and practicing at full speed again this week but will be held out for the third straight preseason game when the Atlanta Falcons visit the Jacksonville Jaguars on Saturday.Coach Dan Quinn said the team decided during the offseason not to play Jones, a two-time All-Pro receiver, and Freeman, a former Pro Bowl running back, in exhibitions, so it’s likely neither will suit up until Atlanta opens the regular season Sept. 6 at Philadelphia.Quinn cited the injury history of Jones and Freeman as the reason to keep both players out of preseason games. He indicated that he likely won’t change his mind before the Falcons host Miami in the preseason finale Aug. 30.“That’s the plan that we kind of set out with, and I’m staying true to that,” Quinn said Tuesday. “If there was something that I felt that they needed Khari Willis Jersey , then I would adjust that, but right now that’s where I’m headed.”Quinn added that he’s not concerned that Jones and Freeman will face the defending Super Bowl champion Eagles without replicating game speed in preseason.“In those two instances, I think that is the case that we can,” Quinn said. “If I had concerns that we wouldn’t be able to or I felt like it would be worth doing that, then I certainly I would.”Jones, who leads the NFL in yards receiving average since the Falcons drafted him sixth overall in 2011, started all 18 of Atlanta’s last season but didn’t practice much because of a hip flexor, a back injury and an ankle injury. He’s also had surgery twice on his right foot.Freeman Josh Allen Jersey , who has scored 37 touchdowns in four seasons while averaging 1,207 yards from scrimmage, was sidelined twice last year by a concussion and is coming off a minor knee injury that didn’t require surgery.Neither player has missed practice time since the team reported for training camp last month.Matt Bryant, sidelined in preseason with an undisclosed injury, is expected to return to kicking on Wednesday. It’s unclear if he will be ready to play at Jacksonville.Linebacker Deion Jones is listed as day-to-day with an undisclosed injury. Reserve guard Ben Garland will play dress against the Jaguars. PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Super Bowl MVP gets the first start of the season.Nick Foles will be under center when the defending champion Philadelphia Eagles host the Atlanta Falcons on Thursday night.Coach Doug Pederson made the announcement on Monday, one day after a testy exchange with reporters in which he insisted he wanted to wait before ruling out Carson Wentz.“In the best interest of everything about the football team and this decision, Nick Foles is the starter Week 1,” said Pederson Jawaan Taylor Jersey , who wasn’t scheduled to speak to the media and plans to answer questions at his regular news conference on Tuesday.Foles wasn’t available Monday and will speak on Tuesday.Wentz still hasn’t been medically cleared for contact as he comes back from surgery last December to repair two torn ligaments in his left knee. Foles was spectacular in the playoffs and helped Philadelphia defeat New England 41-33 to win the franchise’s first NFL title since 1960.“We’ve had a lot of success with Nick,” offensive coordinator Mike Groh said. “We’ve got a lot of confidence and faith in Nick and the way that he’s going to play and the way that guys are going to play with him.”Wentz didn’t play in the preseason and only recently returned to full practice. Foles struggled in two preseason games, had several turnovers and didn’t lead the offense to any points on 14 drives.“I have really very positive feelings about Nick and the way that he’s played,” Groh said. “I can only relate it to my experience and being with him on the same team as Nick is on. And again, a lot of confidence in Nick and the way that he studies and prepares himself to play and to play at a high level. …. We’re very fortunate to have Nick Foles on this team.”NOTES: WR Alshon Jeffery (shoulder), WR Mack Hollins (groin) and TE Richard Rodgers (knee) didn’t practice Monday. Wentz (knee) and RB Jay Ajayi (foot) were limited.