Julio Jones
WR ATL (5)
1 month ago

Jones snagged nine of 16 targets for 101 yards in Saturday's 15-10 loss to the Eagles.

EDGE Analysis

Saturday provided a perfect illustration of Jones, dominant between the 20-yard lines and then not so much down near the end zone. Jones briefly saved Atlanta's season with a gorgeous 20-yard catch on 4th and 6 during the team's final drive and then came back with a 12-yard nab. However, when it came to win the game, Jones caught one seven-yard pass underneath, but was unable to sync up with Matt Ryan on two passes into the end zone, even slipping on the team's final offensive play. Jones remains one of the league's true athletic marvels, and finished the year second in yards and ninth in receptions, but it's hard to peg him as the league's best when seven different targets scored as many or more touchdowns this season as Jones has scored in the past two seasons.

Julio Jones
WR ATL (5)
1 month ago

Jones (ankle) doesn't have a designation for Saturday's divisional-round game at Philadelphia, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Falcons have included a number of key skill-position players in both weeks of postseason prep to date, including Jones, who followed a DNP/DNP/limited practice regimen prior to this contest. He's carried an ankle injury for most of the second half of the season, but his production hasn't experienced any dips. As evidence, he averaged six receptions (on 10 targets) for 97.8 yards per outing and reached the end zone three times over the last nine games. Consequently, he's a must-play, per usual, in the second round of the playoffs.

Julio Jones
WR ATL (5)
1 month ago

Jones (ankle) was seen during the portion of Thursday's practice open to the media, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Falcons will provide an official update on the wideout when they release their official practice report, but even if Jones was just a limited participant, it's a good sign for his status heading into the weekend. After being held out Tuesday and Wednesday, head coach Dan Quinn said that Jones was still "on the right trajectory," and that appears to be the case with his presence Thursday.

Julio Jones
WR ATL (5)
1 month ago

Jones (ankle) was a non-participant at Wednesday's practice, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

When Jones appears on the injury report, the viewing audience shouldn't be surprised at this point. After Jones sat out Tuesday due to an ankle injury, head coach Dan Quinn even provided some solace, stating the wideout was "on the right trajectory" and would "start getting his work tomorrow," according to Kelsey Conway of the Falcons' official site. Apparently, Jones requires an additional day of rehab before he can partake in preparations for Saturday's divisional-round contest at Philadelphia. Thursday's report will give the final word on his availability.

Julio Jones
WR ATL (5)
1 month ago

Jones (ankle) didn't practice Tuesday but is expected to return in some fashion Wednesday, Kelsey Conway of the Falcons' official site reports. "He's on the right trajectory and he'll start getting his work tomorrow [Wednesday]," head coach Dan Quinn said.

EDGE Analysis

By all accounts, especially Quinn's, Jones' status as a non-participant is due to a maintenance-related decision, which is a prudent one for the often dinged-up wideout. As the Falcons prepare for Saturday's divisional-round opponent, the Eagles, it should be noted Jones has rid himself of the rib issue that stemmed from a hard hit to the midsection Week 17. With only an ankle injury in tow, he'll ease into action with the intent of heading into the weekend without a designation for the second straight game.

Julio Jones
WR ATL (5)
1 month ago

Jones missed practice Tuesday due to an ankle injury, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

According to Wendy Adams of the Falcons Radio Network, head coach Dan Quinn predicted as much early Tuesday. That said, the reason for his absence wasn't clear. During wild-card week, Jones was tabbed with ankle and rib injuries, the latter of which seems to be an issue of the past. Assuming he returns to drills in some capacity Wednesday and/or Thursday, the Falcons are apt to clear the wideout for action, as they did a week ago.

Julio Jones
WR ATL (5)
1 month ago

Falcons head coach Dan Quinn said that Jones would sit out Tuesday's practice, Wendy Adams of the Falcons Radio Network reports.

EDGE Analysis

Quinn noted that Jones has endured no setbacks with the ankle and rib injuries he carried into the Falcons' wild-card win over the Rams, during which the wideout caught nine of 10 targets for 94 yards and a touchdown. As a result, it appears Jones' absence Tuesday is primarily maintenance-related. Quinn also indicated that all other players on the Falcons' active roster will practice in some capacity Tuesday, suggesting the team is in sound health as Saturday's divisional-round matchup with the Eagles approaches.

Julio Jones
WR ATL (5)
2 months ago

Jones nabbed nine of 10 targets for 94 yards and a touchdown during Saturday's 26-13 win over the Rams.

EDGE Analysis

Jones ate up Los Angeles' typically potent pass defense, capping off the night by beating his man to the outside on a rainbow from Matt Ryan -- an eight-yard score that put Atlanta up by two scores late. The score was a welcome surprise for Jones who is notoriously quiet in the red zone, nabbed just three touchdowns all season, and entered Saturday on a five-game scoreless streak. He'll have to beat the odds again next week against Philadelphia's top-five defense. Expect Atlanta to attack the Eagles through the air as Philly ranked best in the league in opponent rushing yards in 2017, but just 18th in opponent receiving yards this season.

Julio Jones
WR ATL (5)
2 months ago

Jones (ankle/ribs) doesn't have a designation for Saturday's wild-card game versus the Rams, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Falcons cleared all seven of their injured players on the final injury report of the week, calling each one "ready to go," per McClure. The statement lines up with Jones' own contention from Wednesday. "I feel great," Jones told D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. "I'll be ready to go." Jones' injuries were alleviated by a DNP/limited/limited practice regimen this week, with the hope he keeps up his pace from the final six games of the regular season. During that stretch, he averaged 109.7 receiving yards per game on an outstanding 10.6 YPT.

Julio Jones
WR ATL (5)
2 months ago

Jones (ankle/ribs) was a limited participant in practice Wednesday, but expects to play in Saturday's wild-card game against the Rams, D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. "I feel great," Jones said Wednesday. "I'll be ready to go [for Saturday]."

EDGE Analysis

Jones' lack of full activity in the Falcons' penultimate practice of the week apparently isn't of much concern to the team, whose chief goal remains ensuring the wideout is as healthy as possible for the postseason. He'll likely avoid an injury designation heading into the weekend if he's able to increase his activity Thursday, but even if Jones is listed as questionable for the contest, it would be a major surprise if he ended up being inactive due to the two injuries.