QJulio Jones WR ATL (11) 8 hours ago
Jones (toe) won't participate in practice Thursday, D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
During a pre-practice walkthrough, Jones was able to jog and cut, according to Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com. Although Jones will merely work on the side Thursday, the preceding work gives head coach Dan Quinn hope that the wide receiver can progress to a limited showing during Friday's session. "We're taking it step by step with Julio today [Thursday] and we're definitely hopeful for him," Quinn said. Backing up this assessment is ESPN's Adam Schefter, who relayed the Falcons' optimism for Jones' availability Sunday at Los Angeles. In the end, the final injury report of the week will provide valuable insight into Jones' potential to play.
QJulio Jones WR ATL (11) 11 hours ago
The Falcons are optimistic that Jones (toe) will be able to play Sunday against the Rams, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.
Jones was unable to practice to Wednesday due to the turf toe injury he suffered in Sunday's game, but it appears the Falcons are still planning on having him available this week. Jones' participation, or lack there of, should shed further light on his availability for Week 14
QJulio Jones WR ATL (11) 1 day ago
Head coach Dan Quinn said Jones (toe) won't take part in Wednesday's practice, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.
Turf toe is not to be trifled with, so Jones' lack of practice reps to kick off Week 14 prep isn't unexpected. Due to his established rapport with Matt Ryan, Jones doesn't necessarily need to practice in order to be ready for game day. Although his status will continue to be watched closely as the weekend draws closer, Jones may focus entirely on his rehab rather than risk a potential setback on the practice field.
QJulio Jones WR ATL (11) 3 days ago3 Comments
Jones suffered a turf toe injury during Sunday's loss to the Chiefs, but Falcons coach Dan Quinn said the ailment doesn't appear serious, ESPN's Vaughn McClure reports.
Jones downplayed the issue following Sunday's contest, describing it as just another nagging injury that he'll play through, but this news is hardly what Jones' fantasy owners would've wanted heading into their playoffs. Despite missing some plays late in Sunday's game, Jones still finished with seven catches for 113 yards on his nine targets. Although he intends to play through any discomfort, Jones' practice participation should bare monitoring this week as the Falcons prepare to take on the Rams this Sunday.
QJulio Jones WR ATL (11) 4 days ago
Jones is downplaying an unspecified lower-body injury he sustained in Sunday's loss to the Chiefs, ESPN's Vaughn McClure reports. "It's football," Jones said after Sunday's game. "You're going to get banged up. You're going to get little nagging injuries here and there from the game. I'm OK. I'll be good to go."
Jones -- who missed some plays late in the game -- recorded seven catches for 113 yards on nine targets Sunday, but his status will now be worth tracking as next weekend's game against the Rams approaches.
QJulio Jones WR ATL (11) 2 weeks ago1 Comment
Jones caught four of seven targets for 35 yards in Sunday's win over Arizona.
After back-to-back 100-yard games, Jones hit a valley on Sunday, recording a season low 8.8 yards per catch and essentially handing off an interception to the Arizona defense following a bobble over the middle. The story remains the same as it has all year for Jones - feast or famine - and while he is too good to keep out of the lineup, starting him runs the risk of the more-than-occasional dud. From Week 2 on, Jones has six games of at least 106 yards receiving, four games of 35 yards or fewer and nothing in between.
QJulio Jones WR ATL (11) 2 weeks ago
Jones (shoulder) practiced in full Thursday, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.
The Falcons scaled back Jones' workload in the first practice following a Week 11 bye, but Thursday's uninhibited session clears him for Sunday's game against the Cardinals. In two previous showdowns with cornerback Patrick Peterson, Jones accrued 13 catches (on 19 targets) for 222 yards and one touchdown.
QJulio Jones WR ATL (11) 2 weeks ago1 Comment
Jones (shoulder) was limited at Wednesday's practice.
Lower-body injuries have been cited frequently throughout Jones' six-year career, but the stud wide receiver is dealing with a shoulder issue at the moment. No matter, there doesn't appear to be much worry about his upcoming availability, especially with a Week 11 bye in the rearview mirror. He even relayed Wednesday that he feels "better than I have" after the respite, according to Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com. What could hinder his output Sunday is the Cardinals' Patrick Peterson, who is expected to shadow Jones, as he does the opposition's No. 1 receiver from week to week.
QJulio Jones WR ATL (11) 4 weeks ago
Jones caught 10 of 16 targets for 135 yards in Sunday's 24-15 loss to the Eagles.
Jones led the team in receiving yardage again but was unable to break off many huge gains and finished with 13.5 yards per catch. It was his second game with double-digit receptions this season and was the sixth time he has gone over 100 yards receiving in 2016, putting him on pace for just under 2,000. Jones will enjoy a bye week before continuing what has been an otherworldly campaign in Week 12 against the Cardinals.
QJulio Jones WR ATL (11) 1 month ago
Jones (knee) corralled eight of 11 targets for 111 yards and a touchdown in Thursday's 43-28 win over the Bucs.
Jones looked much healthier than he had just four days earlier against the Packers, seeing double-digit targets for the third time this season and posting his fifth 100-yard effort overall. He also brought in a three-yard score late in the third quarter, extending the Falcons' lead to 33-14 at the time. Following Thursday's production, Jones is now just 30 yards short of fourth 1,000-yard campaign in the last five seasons, and will look to eclipse the mark in a Week 10 tilt against the Eagles.