QJulio Jones
WR ATL (8)
2 months ago

Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff said Jones (chest) may have his contract addressed during the offseason, Matthew Tabeek of the team's official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

Jones has two seasons remaining on a five-year, $71.25 million extension that now looks like a bargain compared to the contracts for other top wide receivers. He easily outperformed his $12.9 million cap hit in 2018, leading the league with 1,677 receiving yards despite playing through injuries all season. At last check, he was headed for X-rays on his chest area after posting a 9-138-1 receiving line Week 17 against Tampa Bay. The lack of follow-up from Atlanta beat reporters suggests nothing serious came from the testing, though Jones did subsequently pull out of the Pro Bowl. Still going strong as he approaches his 30th birthday in February, the superstar wideout could angle for a modest raise or perhaps even an early contract extension. Jones shouldn't have much trouble adjusting to new offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter, who previously held the same position in Atlanta from 2012 to 2014.

QJulio Jones
WR ATL (8)
3 months ago

Jones brought in nine of 13 targets for 138 yards and a touchdown in the Falcons' 34-32 win over the Buccaneers. However, he apparently was headed for X-rays to his chest area following the game, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The potential injury aside, Jones enjoyed an outstanding season finale, capping it with his ninth 100-yard game of the campaign. Jones also scored a total of five touchdowns over the final four games, a welcome sight after he famously failed to find the end zone in his first seven contests. The eight-year veteran also finished 2018 with the second-highest reception (113) and receiving yardage (1,677) totals of his career, while his eight touchdowns equaled the second-best figure that he's ever amassed in that category. Showing absolutely no signs of slowing down at 29 years of age, Jones will look to reestablish his prolific connection with Matt Ryan in 2019.

QJulio Jones
WR ATL (8)
3 months ago

Jones (hip/ribs) doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's game in Tampa Bay, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

After returning to practice Friday as a limited participant, Jones is set to hit the 16-game mark for a third time in the past four seasons. His consistent presence on the injury report hasn't prevented him from piling up a league-high 1,539 scrimmage yards, with a good chance to reach 1,600 for the second time in his career. Jones caught 10 passes for 144 yards in a Week 6 win over Tampa Bay, boosting his career averages against the Bucs to 7.2 catches for 120 yards and 0.8 touchdowns per game.

QJulio Jones
WR ATL (8)
3 months ago

Coach Dan Quinn said Jones (hip/ribs) will play in Sunday's game at Tampa Bay, William McFadden of the Falcons' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

Per usual, Jones is expected to play without doing much work in practice. He's looking to defend his spot atop the NFL leaderboard for receiving yards, sitting 114 ahead of DeAndre Hopkins and 121 ahead of Mike Evans. Jones roasted the Tampa Bay defense for a 10-144-0 receiving line on 14 targets in a 34-29 Falcons victory back in Week 6. Another update will be available when Atlanta releases its final injury report Friday afternoon.

QJulio Jones
WR ATL (8)
3 months ago

Jones (hip/ribs) didn't take the practice field Thursday, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Despite following his precise regimen from a week ago so far, Jones seemingly is healthier this time around, if coach Dan Quinn is to be believed. Unfortunately for Jones, he was unable to log any on-field work after participating in an earlier walk-through, per McClure. After progressing to limited at last Friday's session, Jones earned a questionable designation and eventually was deemed active for Week 16, so being tabbed with the former would give him a good chance to yield the latter in the season finale.

QJulio Jones
WR ATL (8)
3 months ago

Coach Dan Quinn said Jones (hip/ribs) is ahead of last week's schedule, which may result in some practice reps Thursday, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Slated to test out his pair of injuries during walk-through, Jones could get clearance to practice one day earlier than Week 16 preparations. Even if he does, though, the Falcons are poised to take a cautious approach with the wide receiver, who battles health concerns on a near-weekly basis.

QJulio Jones
WR ATL (8)
3 months ago

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

EDGE Analysis

Prior to the session, coach Dan Quinn relayed on 92.9 The Game Atlanta that Jones' workload will be monitored closely this week, but he hasn't been ruled out for the regular-season finale. Quinn later added the Falcons will do what is in the "best interest" of Jones, according to McClure. Jones was contained to just one limited practice last week before gaining clearance to play by Sunday, but Quinn and company will keep close tabs on the wide receiver to ensure he can handle the rigors of a Week 17 visit to Tampa Bay.

QJulio Jones
WR ATL (8)
3 months ago

Coach Dan Quinn said Wednesday that Jones' practice reps would be restricted throughout the week while the wideout battles hip and rib injuries, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Quinn noted that the same restrictions apply to Tevin Coleman (groin), though neither the running back nor Jones have been ruled out for Sunday's matchup with the Buccaneers. Though there's little on the line for the Falcons in Week 17, Jones may gain clearance to suit up this weekend if he endures no setbacks in his recovery from the two injuries over the next few days. Ahead of the Week 16 win over the Panthers, Jones managed only one limited practice before entering the contest as a game-time decision. He ultimately gained clearance and turned in a more muted performance than usual, finishing with four receptions for 28 yards and a touchdown on five targets.

QJulio Jones
WR ATL (8)
3 months ago

Jones (hip) caught four of five targets for 28 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 24-10 win over the Panthers.

EDGE Analysis

Jones got off to a promising start to the game, catching four passes -- including a one-yard touchdown grab -- on his team's opening drive. Unfortunately, he was targeted just once the rest of the game and finished with a modest performance by his lofty standards. It's unclear if Jones' nagging hip injury played a part in limiting his involvement, but it is fair to assume he wasn't 100 percent healthy. With nothing left to play for this season, the star wideout could be held out next Sunday against the Buccaneers if he's still feeling the effects of the issue.

QJulio Jones
WR ATL (8)
3 months ago

Jones (hip) is active for Sunday's Week 16 tilt against the Panthers.

EDGE Analysis

As much was suspected from reports earlier Sunday, and this announcement officially confirms it. There are no indications that Jones will be under any type of "pitch count" with regards to snaps after going reportedly going through rigorous pregame warmups that included plyometrics, so he appears fit to be deployed in fantasy postseason matchups as customary.