Falcons WR Julio Jones (calf) is set to play against the Saints this weekend. He returned to a limited practice on Friday after sitting out the previous 2 days. HC Dan Quinn said Jones ran routes at full speed on Friday. Keep him locked into fantasy lineups.
Falcons WR Julio Jones (calf) missed his 2nd straight practice on Thursday. He told reporters earlier in the day that his absence is precautionary after his calf tightened up during last weekend's win over the Panthers. He's still fully expected to play against the Saints on Sunday, but it'd be nice to see him get back on the practice field tomorrow.
Falcons WR Julio Jones didn't practice Wednesday and is listed on the injury report with a calf issue. Jones seemed fine in last weekend's win over the Panthers, and we've heard nothing to suggest the calf is a real concern. We'll get another update on Jones' status tomorrow.
Falcons WR Julio Jones' holdout is over before it even started. The team announced Wednesday night that Jones will report for the start of training camp after agreeing on a revised contract (the terms of which are undisclosed). So we can cross 1 big name off the list of holdouts. Jones remains a strong target at his early-2nd-round ADP.
Falcons WR Julio Jones will not report for the start of training camp as he angles for a new contract. Jones has 3 years remaining on his current deal but is "just" 9th among WRs in average annual salary. He's "comfortable" sitting out all of camp if he doesn't a new contract, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. At this point, though, there's no reason to believe Jones will miss the regular season, so we're not moving him in the WR rankings. We'll continue to track the situation.
Falcons WR Julio Jones did not report for the start of mandatory minicamp on Monday as he angles for a new contract. Jones has 3 years left on his current deal but is "only" the league's 8th highest paid WR in average annual salary. "We have been in contact with Julio and his representation," GM Thomas Dimitroff said in a statement. "We will not discuss those conversations publicly except to say we feel they have been productive and constructive." We'll see how long this standoff lasts. But for now, we're not adjusting our projections for Jones.
The Falcons selected Alabama WR Calvin Ridley with the 26th overall pick of the 2018 NFL Draft. Ridley broke Amari Cooper’s school record for receiving yards by a freshman with 1,045 in 2015. He didn’t reach 1,000 yards in either his final 2 seasons, although Alabama’s passing game wasn’t as effective. Consider that Ridley posted a 63.6% catch rate last year, while all other Tide wideouts combined to haul in just 52.0% of their targets. Ridley is arriving from a pro-style offense and is 1 of the best route runners in the draft class. In other words, he’s about as pro-ready as they come. The concerns are that he’s small (6’0, 189 pounds), unathletic (8th percentile SPARQ score) and relatively old (he’ll turn 24 in December). It all makes it tough to get excited about his upside. So does the fact that he’s stuck with target hog Julio Jones in the short term. Ridley will battle with Mohamed Sanu for #2 on the totem pole.
Falcons WR Julio Jones (ankle) isn’t listed on the final injury report after putting in limited practices on Thursday and Friday. There was never any concern about his status for this weekend’s game against the Saints. Jones remains a WR1 for that one.
Falcons WR Julio Jones (ankle) missed his 2nd straight practice on Thursday. We don't have any details on the injury and haven't heard anything to suggest he's in danger of missing this weekend's game against the Saints. But check back tomorrow for another update.
Falcons WR Julio Jones (ankle) is active for today’s game against the Cowboys. He only got in a limited practice on Friday, so there’s some added risk here. But Jones remains a must-start in season-long leagues.
Falcons WR Julio Jones (ankle) will play against the Cowboys on Sunday, according to the team’s official website. That’s no surprise after Jones played through the injury last week. He put in a limited practice on Friday after sitting out the first 2 days. There’s increased risk here, but Jones remains a must-start in season-long leagues.
Falcons WR Julio Jones (ankle) missed his 2nd straight practice on Thursday. HC Dan Quinn said this morning that he thought Jones might be able to get in a limited workout, so it at least sounds like he was close. We'll see if he's able to get back on the field tomorrow.
Falcons WR Julio Jones (lower leg) did not practice on Wednesday. He did participate in the walkthrough, though, HC Dan Quinn said. Jones played through the injury last week and should tentatively be expected to play against the Cowboys this Sunday. We'll get another update tomorrow.
Falcons HC Dan Quinn said Monday that WR Julio Jones played through a lower-leg injury yesterday. We saw him looking a bit hobbled on a few occasions, and Jones' snap rate was down a bit to 71.7%. But he caught 6 of 12 targets for a season-high 118 yards. We'll keep an eye on him this week, but he should be fine for Sunday's game against the Cowboys.
Falcons WR Julio Jones (hip) was limited in practice all week but isn’t listed on the final injury report. He’s good to go for Sunday’s game against a leaky Dolphins pass defense.
Falcons WR Julio Jones (hip) was limited for the 2nd straight practice on Thursday. He's fully expected to play against the Dolphins this weekend, but it'd be nice to see him put in a full practice on Friday.
Falcons WR Julio Jones (hip) was on the field for the start of Wednesday's practice. It's confirmation that he's on track to play vs. Miami this weekend. As usual, Jones will be a high-upside WR1 for that game.
ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that the Falcons don't expect WR Julio Jones to miss any games. He's dealing with a hip flexor injury but gets a well-timed Week 5 bye. We'll keep a close eye on Jones when Atlanta returns to work next week, but owners can tentatively plan on getting him back for Week 6.
Falcons WR Julio Jones exited in the 1st half of Sunday's game against the Bills with a hip injury. He was shown heading back to the locker room with trainers. We'll update his status when we know more.
Update: Jones has been ruled out for the rest of the game.
Falcons HC Dan Quinn said Monday that WR Julio Jones is dealing with a lower-back injury. Quinn said Jones will be limited in practice this week but expressed no concern about his availability for Sunday's game against the Bills, per ESPN's Vaughn McClure. We'll keep an eye on the situation. Jones played a season-high 85.3% of Atlanta's offensive snaps and tallied a 7-91 line on 12 targets in the win over the Lions.
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