Julio Jones
WR ATL (11)
12 hours ago

Jones (toe) hauled in nine of 12 targets for 180 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 44-21 win over the Packers in the NFC championship game.

EDGE Analysis

Jones took practice off on Wednesday and Thursday to rest his injured toe, but looked 100 percent healthy en route to his second-best yardage total and first multi-touchdown effort of the season. He did a terrific job of staying in-bounds on his three-yard touchdown with three seconds left in the first half, then took his team's second offensive play of the second half to the house from 73 yards out to make it 31-0. With 15 catches for 247 yards and three scores in two games this postseason, quarterback Matt Ryan's top aerial weapon is building momentum heading into the Super Bowl.

Julio Jones
WR ATL (11)
3 days ago

Jones (toe) was a full participant in Friday's practice and has no restrictions entering Sunday's NFC Championship, according to coach Dan Quinn, ESPN's Vaughn McClure reports.

EDGE Analysis

Jones sat out practice both Wednesday and Thursday to limit the stress on his injured toe, but in practicing in a full capacity Friday, he cleared any concern over his availability. Atlanta's star wideout will be uninhibited come Sunday, when his game-breaking ability could cause problems for a lackluster Packers secondary that's dealing with injuries of its own.

Julio Jones
WR ATL (11)
4 days ago

Jones (toe) will be a non-participant at Thursday's practice, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

On Wednesday, head coach Dan Quinn stated that Jones would increase his activity as the week proceeded. Instead, Jones maintained a similar workload Thursday, sticking to solely the walkthrough session. Despite the lack of development on the practice front, Jones said that he'll "be ready to go" for Sunday's NFC championship game against the Packers. In the end, though, Jones' availability will receive some clarification upon the release of Friday's injury report.

Julio Jones
WR ATL (11)
5 days ago

Jones (toe) won't participate in practice Wednesday, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Terming Jones' absence "by design," head coach Dan Quinn relayed that his No. 1 wide receiver will increase his activity level as the week goes on, according to Lindsay Jones of USA Today Sports. It should be noted that Jones, the wideout, completed Wednesday's walkthrough, so he wasn't completely shut down Wednesday. Even if he doesn't log a full allotment of practice reps in a given day by week's end, the Falcons haven't expressed any worry about his potential to suit up for Sunday's NFC championship game against the Packers.

Julio Jones
WR ATL (11)
7 days ago

Jones (toe) will be limited in practice this week, but coach Dan Quinn expects him to be ready to play in Sunday's NFC Championship against the Packers, ESPN's Vaughn McClure reports.

EDGE Analysis

Jones aggravated his previous toe problem during Saturday's playoff victory over the Seahawks, forcing the Falcons to withdraw him from the action once the result was in hand. The All-Pro wideout missed Weeks 14 and 15 with what coach Quinn called a sprained toe, and although Jones is fully expected by Quinn to suit up Sunday, his practice involvement will understandably be limited to prevent further wear and tear. Given Jones' huge importance to the Falcons, his situation will be worth monitoring in the buildup to Sunday's kickoff, but it's reassuring to hear he's anticipated to play.

Julio Jones
WR ATL (11)
1 week ago

Head coach Dan Quinn told Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com after Saturday's win against the Seahawks that Jones aggravated his toe injury.

EDGE Analysis

During the stretch run of the regular season, Jones was initially diagnosed with turf toe, which kept him sidelined in Weeks 14 and 15. In the midst of his recovery, though, Quinn reiterated that Jones was in fact dealing with a sprained toe. Although Jones has fared well in three subsequent appearances -- 17 receptions (on 24 targets) for 223 yards and two touchdowns -- he may have a hill to climb in order to suit up for the NFC championship game.

Julio Jones
WR ATL (11)
1 week ago

Jones is questionable to return to Saturday's divisional-round contest against the Seahawks due to a foot injury, Kelsey Conway of the Falcons' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

Since Week 13, Jones has been plagued by what has variously been termed turf toe and a toe sprain. The beneficiary of a first-round bye, he logged full practices each day in advance of the Falcons' initial playoff tilt. Despite racking up six catches (on eight targets) for 67 yards and a touchdown Saturday, Jones spent some time on the sideline walking about with a visible limp. Assuming his side fends off Seattle's rally, his status will be of utmost interest as Atlanta prepares for the NFC championship game.

Julio Jones
WR ATL (11)
3 weeks ago

Jones nabbed seven of nine targets for 96 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's win over New Orleans.

EDGE Analysis

Jones did it all by himself on the Falcons' touchdown drive spanning the first and second quarters, drawing a 46-yard pass interference penalty and nabbing three catches, including a touchdown. If there was any question whether Jones was ready for the playoffs, he quelled them on Sunday. The talented receiver has been maddening at times this year, alternating between dominant and meager performances. His numbers against two potential divisional-round foes are a perfect example. Against a top-ranked Seattle defense in Week 6, Jones went off for 139 yards and a touchdown. Two weeks later, against a decidedly weaker Green Bay defense, he was stymied for 29 yards.

Julio Jones
WR ATL (11)
3 weeks ago

Jones (toe) does not have an injury designation ahead of Sunday's game against the Saints after fully practice Friday.

EDGE Analysis

Jones' practice involvement was carefully managed throughout the week, but he removed any question over his status by putting together a full session Friday. With the Falcons aiming to lock up a first-round playoff bye with a victory Sunday, Jones figures to be deployed as usual in Week 17, when he's gifted with a matchup versus New Orleans' 30th-ranked pass defense.

Julio Jones
WR ATL (11)
4 weeks ago

Jones (toe) was again a limited practice participant Thursday, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

During a pre-practice media session, head coach Dan Quinn said his staff would make a decision during drills about unleashing Jones, according to Tiffany Blackmon of NFL Network. After another limited session, the Falcons have clearly decided to hold Jones back until Friday, the precise point at which he upgraded to an uncapped showing last week. With no setback evident, expect the wideout to do precisely that in the final practice of Week 17 prep.