Julio Jones WR ATL 4 months ago

Jones (hip) is active for Sunday's game against the Panthers.

Jones won't be 100 percent healthy, and the Panthers' secondary has been playing well, but are you really going to bench a guy with 555 receiving yards in his last three games? We didn't think so.

Julio Jones WR ATL 4 months ago

Jones (hip) is in line to play Sunday against the Panthers, NFL Network's Albert Breer reports.

Per the report, the Falcons feel so good about Jones' condition that they don't plan to test him out in pre-game warm-ups. We'll of course verify his status in advance of Sunday's 4:25 ET kickoff, but at this stage, Jones looks like a go for the contest, with the NFC South title on the line.

Julio Jones WR ATL 4 months ago

Jones (hip) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Panthers, D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

A final call on Jones' status is unlikely to come until game day, but with the NFC South title on the line, and Jones practicing Friday, fantasy owners and Falcons fans should be optimistic about him suiting up in Week 17.

Julio Jones WR ATL 4 months ago

Jones (hip) took part in Friday's practice, D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

It's not clear how much work Jones was able to get in Friday, but his presence on the practice field bodes well for his chances of playing in Week 17. Expect an update on Jones' status when the Falcons release their final injury report of the week Friday afternoon.

Julio Jones WR ATL 4 months ago

Jones (hip) took part in Thursday's walkthrough but ultimately didn't practice, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.

If he was a normal player, Jones would have two strikes against him in the form of missed practices to begin the week. While coach Mike Smith is unsure whether the wide receiver will make it three consecutive absences Friday, he expects Jones to suit up and contribute Sunday against the Panthers. Jones followed such a plan in Week 16, when he busted out for 107 yards on seven receptions, so owners shouldn't fret unless Smith's tone changes heading into the weekend.

Julio Jones WR ATL 4 months ago

Jones (hip) wasn't present at Thursday's practice, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.

If he indeed missed Thursday's entire slate of drills, it would mark Jones' second absence in a row, which is in line with last week's schedule. Because he was able to tough out his hip injury and play this past Sunday at New Orleans, he's set a precedent for active status after no activity in practice. No matter, his availability could receive clarity upon the release of Friday's injury report.

Julio Jones WR ATL 4 months ago

Jones (hip/oblique) didn't practice Wednesday, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Jones' absence is likely a precautionary measure, but owners are advised to watch his status throughout the week to make sure he's on a path to active status this coming Sunday. After the wideout toughed out his hip injury in Week 16 en route to seven receptions for 107 yards, expect him to produce yet again versus a Panthers defense that has yielded 12.3 YPC and two touchdown receptions to wideouts in the past four games.

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Jones (hip) had seven catches on eight targets for 107 yards during Sunday's win over the Saints.

Jones suffered the hip injury in Week 14 against the Packers and was unable to play in Week 15 against the Steelers, and while he admitted that he was not 100 percent for Sunday's game, he still managed to lead the team in receptions and receiving yards. Up next is a Week 17 winner-take-all game against the Panthers for the NFC South crown. Jones had six catches on 11 targets for 59 yards against Carolina back in Week 11.

Julio Jones WR ATL 4 months ago

Jones is officially active for Sunday's game against the Saints.

Jones has not practiced since suffering the injury back in Week 14 against the Packers, a game in which he had a career-high 259 yards. He was a game-time decision for Week 15 against the Steelers but was unable to play, and he could very well be limited in Sunday's contest despite participating in Saturday's walkthrough. If that's the case, Harry Douglas could see more targets, much like he did against the Steelers when he caught 10 passes for 131 yards.

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Jones (hip) will play Sunday against the Falcons, according to Albert Breer of NFL Network.

Jones has not practiced since suffering the injury in Week 14 against the Steelers, but after being listed as questionable, he reportedly showed enough in warmups to be given the green light. However, fantasy owners shouldn't expect a full workload given how much time he has missed due to the ailment.