Julio Jones RUMORS & NEWS

  • Andy Reid on containing Julio Jones: ‘You hope he misses the bus’

    Sportsnaut "The Kansas City Chiefs are facing an extremely important matchup against the Falcons in Atlanta this upcoming weekend. At a surprising 8-3 on the season, Kansas City currently holds the top wild card spot in the AFC and is just one game behind the Oakland Raiders in the AFC West. One of the..." December 01

  • Larry Fitzgerald: Julio Jones 'right at the top' of wide receiver rankings

    ESPN "Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald knows a good receiver when he sees one. And to him, Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones is one of the best. "Right at the top," Fitzgerald said when asked here Jones ranks among the receivers he studies. This coming from a surefire..." November 26

  • Cardinals' Peterson seeking redemption against Falcons' Jones

    Arizona Cardinals "Two years later, Patrick Peterson is a different cornerback. Yes, he made the Pro Bowl in 2014, the last time he took on and clearly lost the battle with Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones. But he was not nearly as good of a player, not as dedicated in film study off the field and – because of..." November 25

  • Julio Jones loves having all this help on offense

    ESPN "Raise your hand if you had Levine Toilolo, Taylor Gabriel and Patrick DiMarco in your fantasy football lineup. Those names really weren't expected to generate any type of buzz with the Atlanta Falcons this season, at least not until the speedy Gabriel made some noise with an explosive, 47-yard..." November 04

  • Julio Jones has most catches in NFL history through 75 games

    Pro Football Talk "Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones had eight catches for 111 yards in Thursday night’s victory over the Buccaneers to continue a highly productive season that sees him leading the league in receiving yards. Productivity is nothing new to Jones, of course. When he’s been healthy, Jones has been..." November 04

  • Packers pray for way to handle Julio Jones

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "They’re trained to have short memories. Call it selective amnesia. Touchdown? Interception? Doesn’t matter. An NFL defensive back lives snap to snap. Exceptions are rare, but Green Bay Packers defensive back Micah Hyde has one. He can’t forget Dec. 8, 2014. On Monday Night Football, the..." October 27

  • Julio Jones: I was interfered with, but we’re on to the next one

    ESPN "Atlanta Falcons receiver Julio Jones said there was no doubt Richard Sherman interfered with Jones on his team's final play in Atlanta's 26-24 loss to the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday. Jones tried to make a catch deep down the middle on fourth-and-10 with under two minutes remaining. Instead, QB..." October 17

  • Richard Sherman likely to shadow Julio Jones on Sunday

    ESPN "Richard Sherman was asked Wednesday about the criticism that gets directed at cornerbacks who don't shadow opposing No. 1 wide receivers. "People are like, 'Oh man, you're not following him. You're scared of him.' It's like, I don't call the defense," Sherman said. "I don't call the plays...." October 13

  • Jones downplays 300-yard game: 'They're just numbers'

    SI "The smart people in 2011 said the bounty Atlanta GM Thomas Dimitroff paid the Browns to move up 21 spots in the draft to pick Julio Jones was excessive. Two ones, a two and two fours is quite a premium to move from 27 to six. “Probably one of the greatest trades in draft history,” Cleveland coach..." October 03

  • Julio Jones insists he’s not hurt, or unhappy with one-catch game

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Falcons All-Pro wide receiver Julio Jones didn’t suffer any setback to his calf injury in the game against the Saints. “I’m not injured or anything like that,” Jones said on Thursday. Fantasy football owners were in an uproar after Jones had just one catch for 16 yards against the Saints...." September 30

  • Julio Jones questionable, but he says he’ll play

    Pro Football Talk "Officially, Falcons receiver Julio Jones is questionable for Monday night’s game at New Orleans with a calf injury. He didn’t practice on Thursday or Friday, and he participated on a limited basis on Saturday. He nevertheless says he’ll play." September 25

  • Kyle Shanahan likes spreading the ball, giving Julio Jones more quality looks

    ESPN "Atlanta Falcons offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan emphasized Friday the benefits of having quarterback Matt Ryan spread the ball around despite the team having a dominant wide receiver in Julio Jones. In the 35-28 Week 2 victory over Oakland, Ryan completed passes to nine different receivers,..." September 24

  • Julio Jones “ready to go” for Week One

    Pro Football Talk "Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones said in August that he believes getting 2,000 receiving yards is difficult but that it’s a possibility if everything goes right during the regular season. Missing games would go in the opposite column from everything going right, but that’s not going to be a..." September 09

  • Julio Jones still on track to play in opener

    ESPN "He didn't play Thursday night in the Falcons' 17-15 win over the Jaguars, but Julio Jones' mere presence on the field during pregame warm-ups was a good sign for the Falcons heading into the regular season. Jones injured an ankle during last week's third preseason game against Miami in Orlando...." September 03

  • Why Usain Bolt wouldn't make it as a wide receiver in the NFL, according to Julio Jones

    USA Today "Tony Dungy may be ready to sign Usain Bolt as a wide receiver, but at least one player has his doubts about how the decorated Olympian would do. Julio Jones told ESPN.com that the sprinter doesn’t quite have what it takes to make it in the league at that position. From ESPN: “You’ve got..." August 23

  • Shhhh, don’t tell anybody, Julio Jones seems to be OK after practice injury

    Pro Football Talk "Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones wasn’t able to finish the first practice of training camp with some degree of injury, but coach Dan Quinn said to trust him, everything was just fine. According to Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com, Jones suffered a minor injury, and was seen on the sidelines..." July 29

  • Julio Jones is probably not going to break any more franchise receiving records in 2016

    The Falcoholic "Over the long haul, it's fair to assume that Julio Jones will someday own every franchise receiving record for the Atlanta Falcons. If he stays healthy, he's simply too gifted and too important to this team's offense not to. There is, however, reason to doubt that Julio will exceed the heights..." June 26

  • Jim Harbaugh wanted to draft Julio Jones

    Sportsnaut "Current Michigan head football coach Jim Harbaugh has made a point of not throwing his former San Francisco 49ers organization under the bus. Sure he’s made the token off-handed remark here and there, but for the most part the Wolverines head man has remained professional in the face of what..." June 08

  • Julio Jones: Improved communication key for Falcons on offense

    ESPN "As the Atlanta Falcons concluded Tuesday's session of organized team activities, a group consisting of top receiver Julio Jones, quarterback Matt Ryan, coach Dan Quinn, general manager Thomas Dimitroff, and wide receiver Justin Hardy huddled on a far field, engaged in an extended..." June 08