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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.
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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.
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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.
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The Falcons are optimistic that Jones (hip) will play Sunday against the Saints, according to Albert Breer of NFL Network.
Jones is officially questionable for the game, but he has yet to practice after suffering the injury Dec. 8. He was a game-time decision in Week 15 but was unable to play, and his lack of practice could indicate that he'll be limited in Sunday's game, if he is cleared to play. Harry Douglas figures to see more targets if Jones is unable to play his normal full workload.
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After not practicing Friday, Jones (hip) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Saints.
Jones still has not practiced since suffering the injury Dec. 8, but the Falcons remain somewhat optimistic that he will be able to play. According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Jones will attempt to run and cut on Saturday, and his recovery from that workout will help the Falcons determine his availability for Sunday. In other words, he's a true game-time decision, and anyone planning to use Jones this week will need to check back Sunday to confirm his availability (or lack thereof).
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Jones (hip) was not present during the media portion of Friday's practice, D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
It's possible Jones could get some work in behind the scenes Friday, but his absence from the open part of Friday's session hardly bodes well for his chances of suiting up this week. Expect the Falcons to provide an update on Jones' status when they release their final injury report of the week Friday afternoon.
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Jones (hip) was a non-participant in practice Thursday, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.
Jones' continued absence decreases the likelihood that he takes the field in Week 16 at New Orleans, but coach Mike Smith stated Wednesday that the final call on the wide receiver's availability won't be made until the release of the Falcons' inactive list at 11:30 AM ET on Sunday.
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Jones (hip) didn't participate in Wednesday's practice, D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
Jones has yet to make an appearance of any kind, practice or otherwise, since suffering a hip injury in Week 14 at Green Bay. According to Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com, coach Mike Smith relayed Wednesday that a decision won't me made regarding Jones' Week 16 availability until 11:30 AM ET on Sunday morning, meaning not much may be revealed by the release of Friday's injury report.