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Julio Jones | Wide Receiver | #11

Team: Atlanta Falcons
Age / DOB:  (27) / 2/8/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 220
College: Alabama
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 1 (6) / ATL
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Julio Jones caught 4-of-7 targets for 35 yards in the Falcons' Week 12 win over the Cardinals.
Jones was shadowed much of the day by Patrick Peterson, and Peterson won the battle for the most part, though he did take two pass-interference penalties. One was in the end zone, setting up Devonta Freeman's one-yard touchdown on the next play. Jones also had a horrible drop that popped in the air for a Matt Ryan interception. Jones should bounce back next week at home against the Chiefs. LCB Marcus Peters doesn't shadow opposing No. 1 receivers. Nov 27 - 5:15 PM

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Julio Jones (shoulder) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

Jones was playing through a knee issue, but this is the first time he's been listed with a shoulder injury. It's a surprise coming off Atlanta's bye, but shouldn't impact his status. Even with a tough matchup against Patrick Peterson, Jones is a WR1 for Week 12.
Nov 23 - 4:44 PM

Julio Jones caught 10-of-16 targets for 135 yards in the Falcons' Week 10 loss to the Eagles.

Jones was his usual, dominant self for most of the game, but he made a couple uncharacteristic errors late. He dropped a wide-open conversion on third down with the Falcons looking for a game-winning score, and he could not bring in a tough catch which would have converted a fourth down on the next drive. Matt Ryan ended the game on a forced interception which was intended for Jones. Despite the late-game struggles, the loss cannot be pinned on the receiver. He was the only thing working in the passing game most of the day, and he ended up with 56 percent of Ryan's completions and 51 percent of his yards. Jones will remain an elite WR1 in a tough matchup against the Cardinals after the bye.
Nov 13 - 4:31 PM

Julio Jones corralled eight-of-11 targets for 111 yards and one touchdown Thursday in the Falcons' Week 9 win over the Buccaneers.

Julio didn’t catch a pass until the second quarter, but once he got going, there was no stopping him. Jones did most of his damage after halftime, snagging all five of his second-half targets for 62 yards. He absolutely abused Vernon Hargreaves on his three-yard touchdown, winning the ball jump ball and somehow managing to keep both of his feet in bounds. Julio disappeared last week while battling a bruised knee but looked perfectly healthy against the Bucs. He’ll be a top-five play against the Eagles in Week 10.
Nov 3 - 11:51 PM

Julio Jones (knee) was a full participant at Wednesday's practice.

Jones was limited on Monday and Tuesday. He's no longer listed on the Falcons' injury report. Despite a sluggish Week 8 (three catches for 29 yards against Green Bay), Jones will be an elite option against the Bucs on Thursday night.
Nov 2 - 6:26 PM

Julio Jones' Week 8 knee injury was just a bruise.

Jones was ineffective as he played through the issue on Sunday, but it doesn't sound like it will be an issue for Thursday's game against the Bucs. Going up against one of the league's very worst pass defenses, Jones is Week 9's top receiver play.
Nov 1 - 1:29 PM

Coach Dan Quinn said Julio Jones had his knee examined Monday, but is "good to go" for Week 9 against the Bucs.

Jones was banged up early in the first half against the Packers on Sunday and was mostly a non-factor the final three quarters. He was targeted just once over the final 45 minutes, leading the announcers to believe he was playing hurt. Jones was also being double-teamed by Packers' DBs. It's safe to jump back on the wagon Thursday night in a dream date vs. Tampa Bay.
Oct 31 - 6:13 PM

Julio Jones secured three catches for 29 yards on five targets Sunday in the Falcons' Week 8 win over the Packers.

After putting up a combined 313 yards in his previous two games, Jones up and disappeared Sunday against the Packers. A balky ankle might be to blame as Jones missed a few snaps in the first half and appeared to be limited thereafter. All of Julio’s catches came before halftime. In fact, Jones’ only target of the second half came on a deep ball late in the fourth quarter. Matt Ryan didn’t go back to Julio after that, instead peppering Mohamed Sanu with targets. Though Jones is still on pace for over 1,700 yards, he’s had a few clunkers this year. He should be able to bounce back Thursday against Tampa Bay.
Oct 30 - 8:12 PM

Julio Jones caught 9-of-15 targets for 174 yards in Atlanta's Week 7 loss to the Chargers.

Jones was uncoverable, producing chunk gains basically every time he was targeted. He probably should have had a 200-yard day, but Matt Ryan missed a few easy throws. Jones has now cleared 139 yards in 3-of-4 games, and is up to a whopping 830 on the season. He has an A+ Week 8 matchup in the Packers' injury-wrecked cornerback corps.
Oct 23 - 7:57 PM

Julio Jones caught 7-of-9 targets for 139 yards and a touchdown in the Falcons' Week 6 loss to the Seahawks.

Doing battle with the Legion of Boom, Jones won, chewing up yards as he got schemed into space by OC Kyle Shanahan. Jones' score was a 36-yarder where Shanahan used a tight end to bait Richard Sherman off his star receiver. Jones could have had even more yardage, but Sherman got away with likely pass interference on the final meaningful play of the game. Jones is a man amongst boys, even against the best defenses in the league. The Chargers' injury-ruined secondary won't have a prayer against Jones in Atlanta next week.
Oct 16 - 7:57 PM

Julio Jones describes his knee "injury" as "general soreness."

Jones returned to practice Thursday, getting in a limited session. His knee isn't a concern for Sunday's game against the Seahawks, but Richard Sherman is. Jones is on the WR1/2 borderline for Week 6.
Oct 13 - 6:39 PM

Julio Jones (knee) will return to practice on Thursday.

Coach Dan Quinn expects him to be limited. Jones was a DNP on Wednesday but the Falcons were just managing his reps. He'll be matched up with Richard Sherman, but Jones remains a must-start Sunday against Seattle.
Oct 13 - 3:42 PM

ESPN Seahawks reporter Sheil Kapadia believes it is "likely" Richard Sherman will shadow Julio Jones this week.

Sherman followed Brandon Marshall around the field Week 4, so it would be surprising if he did not do the same with Jones coming to town this week. Marshall was able to make a few plays on Sherman, and Julio is a must-start every time he touches the field. Still, it is a downgrade for Jones.
Source: ESPN
Oct 13 - 9:21 AM

Updating an earlier report, Julio Jones (knee) didn't practice on Wednesday.

Jones was expected to be a limited participant but was held out instead. His absence was probably precautionary but obviously the situation bears monitoring. Jones has a difficult matchup with Seahawks corner Richard Sherman this week but remains a must-start when active.
Oct 12 - 6:14 PM

Julio Jones (knee, shin) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

Both the knee and shin issues are new after Jones battled calf and ankle ailments earlier in the season. None of it is expected to cost Jones his Week 6 availability in a tough test with the Seahawks' secondary.
Oct 12 - 3:44 PM

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