Julio Jones RUMORS & NEWS

  • Julio Jones may be limited, but will be “ready to rock”

    Pro Football Talk "It may not be “no concern,” but the Falcons are apparently confident wide receiver Julio Jones is OK. Falcons coach Dan Quinn told reporters that Jones might be limited in practice this week, but would be “ready to rock,” in time to play Sunday against the Packers." January 16

  • Falcons have “no concern” over Julio Jones’ foot

    Pro Football Talk "The Falcons are moving on to the NFC Championship Game and they don’t expect to be sweating about whether wide receiver Julio Jones is going to be in the lineup. Jones left before Saturday’s 36-20 win over the Seahawks was complete due to an aggravation of the foot/toe injury that Jones has..." January 15

  • Falcons' Julio Jones won't shy away from alerting refs vs. Seahawks

    ESPN "Falcons receiver Julio Jones, who appeared to be held by Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman on a controversial late no-call back in Week 6, has no plans to "cry" for penalties but won't hesitate to alert officials to foul play in Saturday's divisional playoff rematch. The previous controversy..." January 12

  • Dan Quinn: Julio Jones looked ‘explosive’

    The Sports Daily "Head coach Dan Quinn and the Atlanta Falcons are no longer worried about Julio Jones’ sprained toe. According to Vaughn McClure of ESPN, Quinn said Jones looked “good” and “explosive” at practice this week. “He looked good over the last couple of days, so I’m not going to monitor him,” Quinn..." December 31

  • Falcons' Julio Jones to play vs. Panthers

    ESPN "Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones will play against the Carolina Panthers on Saturday after missing the last two games with a sprained toe, coach Dan Quinn said. Jones, who suffered the injury in a Dec. 4 loss to Kansas City, returned to practice this week. Although he was limited on..." December 22

  • Julio Jones says toe is fine: 'Nothing needs to hold me back'

    ESPN "Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones said he feels good coming off a sprained toe, but that he'll let coach Dan Quinn decide his status for Saturday's matchup with the Carolina Panthers. Jones missed the past two games as a result of the injury. He returned to practice Tuesday and was..." December 21

  • Falcons' Dan Quinn optimistic WR Julio Jones will play Saturday

    ESPN "Atlanta Falcons coach Dan Quinn said receiver Julio Jones' status for the Christmas Eve matchup against the Carolina Panthers looks promising. Jones is recovering from a toe sprain. Jones missed his second consecutive game Sunday as the Falcons defeated the San Francisco 49ers 41-13. Jones went..." December 19

  • Julio Jones will not play Sunday

    Pro Football Talk "Falcons receiver Julio Jones will miss Sunday’s game against the 49ers, the second straight game he has missed. Atlanta coach Dan Quinn said today that Jones will miss his second consecutive game with a toe injury. That’s a big blow for the Falcons, as Jones is their best offensive playmaker." December 16

  • Falcons plan to have Julio Jones “push it” on Friday

    Pro Football Talk "Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones missed another practice on Thursday because of the toe injury that kept him from playing against the Rams last weekend, but they’re not ready to make any determination about his status for this weekend. Jones took part in a light walkthrough session before..." December 15

  • Dan Quinn: WR Julio Jones' injury is a sprain and not turf toe

    ESPN "Atlanta Falcons coach Dan Quinn changed the wording on star wide receiver Julio Jones' injury Wednesday, referring to it as a "sprain" rather than turf toe. "Julio has a toe sprain, it's not turf toe," Quinn said in an interview on Atlanta's 92.9 The Game radio. "But he does have a toe sprain...." December 14

  • Quinn not saving Julio Jones: ‘If you are ready, then you can go’

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The Falcons went to Los Angeles on Sunday and scored four offensive touchdowns through three quarters against the Rams in spite of star wide receiver Julio Jones sitting out because of turf toe. But coach Dan Quinn said his team’s performance without Jones doesn’t make him more inclined to hold..." December 13

  • Julio Jones out with turf toe

    Pro Football Talk "They downplayed it a week ago, but a case of turf toe will keep Falcons receiver Julio Jones from playing on Sunday in L.A. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the star receiver will not play in Sunday’s game against the Rams. Jones had been dubbed a true game-time decision, with..." December 11

  • Julio Jones unlikely to have major role in offense Sunday

    Larry Brown Sports "Julio Jones reportedly will not be at full strength on Sunday. Jones, who is battling turf toe, will reportedly be little more of a decoy if he even plays against the Los Angeles Rams, according to D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. In fact, Ledbetter thinks Jones..." December 10

  • Julio Jones listed as questionable for Sunday’s game

    Pro Football Talk "Word out of Atlanta this week was that the Falcons are optimistic about wide receiver Julio Jones‘ chances of playing against the Rams on Sunday, but they aren’t quite optimistic enough to say that he’ll be playing. Jones has been listed as questionable as the result of the turf toe injury he..." December 09

  • Falcons optimistic Jones will play vs. Rams

    Larry Brown Sports "Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones is dealing with a nagging toe injury, but it sounds like he is expected to play through it. Although Jones was held out of practice on Wednesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that he is expected to suit up against the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday." December 08

  • Julio Jones dealing with turf toe

    Larry Brown Sports "The Atlanta Falcons are fighting to hold onto their lead in the NFC South after a tough loss on Sunday, and they are hoping their most explosive playmaker can battle through his latest injury. Julio Jones, who has dealt with a number of minor injuries this season, was hobbled late in Sunday’s..." December 05

  • 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