QJulio Jones
WR ATL (5)
2 weeks ago

Offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian wants to get Jones (toe) more looks in the red zone in 2017, Mark Inabinett of AL.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Sarkisian evidently believes Jones was underutilized in the red zone last season and he definitely has a point: Jones finished the 2016 season with just nine targets inside the 20-yard line, which ranked sixth on his own team and tied for 87th among all pass-catchers in the league. It's tough to find cracks in one of last season's most efficient red-zone offenses, but one would think getting this 6-3, 220-pound, two-time All-Pro receiver more involved could be an area for improvement. However, that's likely easier said than done, considering Jones faces much more double coverage than the average wideout -- especially near the goal line. While fantasy owners should appreciate Sarkisian's stated intention to try to help his No. 1 receiver accumulate more touchdowns in the coming season, remember that Jones has only topped six scores once in the past four seasons and should continue to be the focus of opposing defenses.

QJulio Jones
WR ATL (5)
3 weeks ago

Jones (toe) is not anticipated to return until training camp in late July, but has been helping his teammates with his observations during the Falcons' offseason program, D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

EDGE Analysis

Jones is being held out of Atlanta's OTAs after undergoing surgery to remove a bunion from his foot back in February. That procedure came with a recovery timetable of four-to-five months, thus making a late-July return for training camp right on schedule. Until then, the superstar wideout will continue to aid the Falcons' preparations by giving pointers during early practice sessions.

QJulio Jones
WR ATL (5)
2 months ago

Jones (toe) is participating in the Falcons' voluntary offseason program in a limited fashion, with the expectation he'll be back to full strength for training camp, Matt Winkeljohn of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

EDGE Analysis

Still rehabbing from February surgery to remove a bunion, Jones has been walking around the team facility without a noticeable limp. His status as a limited participant likely will stretch beyond April workouts and into May, but he should be a full go for the start of training camp in late July, or possibly even for mandatory minicamp in mid-to-late June. His surgery came with an expected rehab timetable of four-to-five months.

QJulio Jones
WR ATL (5)
3 months ago

Jones is progressing well in his recovery from last month's surgery to remove a bunion from his foot, D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. "Julio is doing good," head coach Dan Quinn said at the owners' meeting last week. "He had surgery on his foot. That part is coming along really well, the strengthening of his toe and foot. Like most surgeries, the first part is the healing and then comes the strengthening. He's starting to get into the strengthening phase."

EDGE Analysis

During any public appearance, Quinn and Jones himself can expect to be queried about the state of the wideout's health, despite the knowledge that a 4-to-5 month rehabilitation is expected. Consequently, there's little chance of Jones making an appearance during the offseason program, so these little tidbits of information will likely dominate the process as he aims for 100 capacity by the commencement of training camp.

QJulio Jones
WR ATL (5)
3 months ago

Jones (toe) seemed to be moving around pretty well during a Wednesday appearance at the Georgia State Capitol, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

EDGE Analysis

Recovering from March 6 surgery to address a bunion, Jones was wearing a boot but didn't need crutches to walk. He said his foot feels good, and while he'll still miss the Falcons' offseason program, the 28-year-old wideout remain on track for training camp. With no crucial offseason additions or losses, the 2017 Atlanta offense should look very similar to the 2016 iteration.

QJulio Jones
WR ATL (5)
4 months ago

Jones (toe), who underwent minor foot surgery Monday, is expected to be at full strength by the start of training camp, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

EDGE Analysis

Jones was slowed by a toe injury throughout the final weeks of the 2016 campaign and recently visited esteemed foot specialist Dr. Robert Anderson this offseason for a checkup. It was decided he needed surgery, which was successfully performed Monday, and Jones is now slated for a four-to-five month timetable for recovery according to ESPN's Vaugh McClure. While he'll miss the entirety of the Falcons' offseason program, Jones should be operating at full speed by the start of training camp in late July.

QJulio Jones
WR ATL (5)
4 months ago

Jones will have a minor foot procedure Monday, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports.

EDGE Analysis

Jones' surgery won't impact his availability for training camp, as it was previously reported that the procedure, which is to remove a bunion, is expected to coincide with a mere four-week recovery. Given that timetable, Jones should be fine to participate in Atlanta's offseason program as well, minimizing concern over the problem. Jones missed two games last season due his toe injury.

QJulio Jones
WR ATL (5)
4 months ago

Jones has an appointment next week to learn whether he requires surgery to remove a bunion from his foot, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Jones didn't log a snap in Weeks 14 and 15 with what was initially termed turf toe, but head coach Dan Quinn scaled back the diagnosis, calling the wideout's ailment a toe sprain. Upon his return, Jones earned at least 58 percent of the offensive snaps during the Falcons' march to the Super Bowl, racking up 30 receptions (on 40 targets) for 490 yards and four touchdowns across five outings. After the devastating loss to the Patriots, surgery was discussed to amend the issue, now known as a bunion, which would require a recovery timetable of about four weeks. If the procedure is ordered up, expect Jones to be good to go for the offseason program.

QJulio Jones
WR ATL (5)
4 months ago

Jones will have his toe evaluated in a month to determine if surgery is necessary, Vaughn McClure of ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

Jones has been dealing with the injury since early December and was forced to miss two games because of it. Even though he was able to tough it out during the playoffs, turf toe can be a troublesome injury, especially for receivers, who are constantly planting and making cuts on their routes. If it is ultimately decided that Jones will need surgery, his participation in organized team activities could be delayed until he is fully recovered.

QJulio Jones
WR ATL (5)
4 months ago

Jones (toe) brought in all four of his targets for 87 yards in the Falcons' 34-28 Super Bowl LI overtime loss to the Patriots.

EDGE Analysis

Jones shook off his perpetually problematic toe to haul in the modest four targets he saw from Matt Ryan and make a catch that would have likely been the talk of the game were it not for the Patriots' historic comeback. The sixth-year pro made a seemingly impossible 27-yard catch on the right sideline over the Patriots' Eric Rowe with 4:47 remaining in the fourth quarter in which he remain focused despite the latter's hands flashing into his line of sight and also manged to tap both feet in before going out of bounds. The highlight-reel reception gave Atlanta the ball at the New England 22-yard line as they clung to a 28-20 lead, but a subsequent sack of Ryan left the Falcons out of field-goal range. Despite the disappointing conclusion to the season, Jones enjoyed an impressive 2016 campaign that included a career-high 300-yard performance against the Panthers.