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Julio Jones | Wide Receiver | #11

Team: Atlanta Falcons
Age / DOB:  (29) / 2/8/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 220
College: Alabama
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 1 (6) / ATL
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Julio Jones contributed five catches for 96 yards on six targets Sunday in the Falcons’ Week 3 loss to New Orleans.
Julio was invisible in the first half, drawing just two targets from Matt Ryan. Jones’ biggest contribution of the afternoon came when he dusted Ken Crawley for a 58-yard pickup in the fourth quarter. It should have been an easy touchdown but Ryan didn’t put enough air under it. This was a serviceable game for Jones, though the veteran was vastly overshadowed by teammate and fellow Alabama alum Calvin Ridley (7-146-3). After tangling with Marshon Lattimore on Sunday, Jones will get another tough draw next week against underrated Bengals corner William Jackson. At least it will be a home game for Atlanta. Sep 23 - 6:15 PM

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Falcons coach Dan Quinn confirmed Julio Jones (calf) will play Week 3 against the Saints.

Jones returned to practice Friday and was able to do "quite a bit," according to Quinn. Despite missing the first two practices of the week with calf tightness, Julio's Week 3 status was never in doubt. He wasn't even listed on the team's final injury report. Jones should be in for a big week against a Saints secondary that has allowed the fourth-most yards per game this season.
Sep 21 - 1:34 PM

Julio Jones (calf) remained sidelined at Thursday's practice.

Jones told the media Thursday that his absence was just a precaution after his calf tightened up in Sunday's win over Carolina. We'd expect him to close out the week with a limited session on Friday. Even with Defensive Rookie of the Year Marshon Lattimore likely to shadow him, Jones will be safe to pencil in as a WR1 in all formats.
Sep 20 - 2:50 PM

Julio Jones (calf) confirmed that his absence from Wednesday's practice was "precautionary."

Jones battled some minor calf tightness in last week's win over Carolina but claims to be "fine." Julio should be up to his usual tricks Sunday against New Orleans. He's RotoPat's No. 2 wide receiver for Week 3.
Sep 20 - 1:50 PM

Julio Jones (calf) didn't practice on Wednesday.

Jones saw close to his normal workload (48-of-63 offensive snaps) in Sunday's win over Carolina, so it's possible this is just a maintenance day. As long as he returns to practice by Friday, Julio should be good to go for Week 3 against New Orleans.
Sep 19 - 4:29 PM

Julio Jones caught 5-of-9 targets for 64 yards in the Falcons' Week 2 win over the Panthers.

Jones caught a 30-yard pass on the opening drive of the third quarter, but he did little else. The Falcons scored four times in the red zone, but Jones wasn't a part of any of that, as Calvin Ridley and Austin Hooper caught 11- and 8-yard scores. It's frustrating for fantasy purposes, but it worked for the Falcons today. Jones will look to find the end zone against the Saints in Week 3.
Sep 16 - 4:43 PM

Julio Jones caught 10-of-19 targets for 169 yards in the Falcons' Week 1 loss to the Eagles.

Jones was a monster all evening, but Matt Ryan could never find him in the end zone despite two late attempts. Bafflingly, Jones wasn't even in the game for an early botched goal-line sequence. Jones' night should have been even bigger, but Ryan missed him on what could have been a 68-yard touchdown. As it is, Jones appeared to make a miraculous 52-yard catch, but replay officials mysteriously called the pass incomplete. The 169 yards were the eighth most of Jones' career. He gets the Panthers — whom he has frequently dismantled in recent years — in Week 2.
Sep 7 - 12:33 AM

Julio Jones did not play in the Falcons' third preseason game.

This was always the plan. Jones is fully healthy and will be as fresh as can be for the regular season opener. Jones topped 1,400 yards for the fourth season in a row last year, but he only managed three touchdowns despite 10 targets inside the 10-yard line. With Atlanta's offense likely to improve, Jones should find the end zone much more frequently this season, making him an elite option at receiver.
Aug 25 - 7:15 PM

The Falcons will hold Julio Jones out for the rest of the preseason.

Jones was expected to get in some reps this week after sitting out the first two games. He's fully healthy, but the Falcons don't want to take any chances with his injury history. Devonta Freeman will also be held out of the preseason.
Aug 22 - 5:09 PM

Julio Jones won't play in the Falcons' second preseason game.

It's not a surprise after Jones didn't play the preseason opener. The Falcons are also holding out Devonta Freeman. Both players should start next week's dress rehearsal.
Aug 17 - 5:31 PM

Julio Jones said red-zone success is "all about us being on the same page."

Atlanta moved the ball well last season, finishing eighth in total offense, but they struggled to put points on the board in part because of their red-zone woes. "It's very important for me and Matt to be on the same page down there in the red zone," Jones said. "Not having to think when we get down there, knowing where he's going to put the ball, and knowing what I can do before he puts the ball in there." Jones added it can be tough for him to get the ball because teams bracket him near the end zone, but first-round rookie Calvin Ridley could help draw some attention away. Almost a lock to score more than three times this season, Jones is a great pick at the top of the second round.
Source: ESPN
Aug 9 - 9:18 AM

Julio Jones' restructured contract will pay him an additional $2.9 million in 2018.

Jones knocked his base salary down from $10.5 million to $9 million and was given a $4.4 million signing bonus, so he'll make $13.4 million in 2018 as opposed to $10.5 million. Jones has two years left on his deal after this season. As part of this agreement, the Falcons promised to address his contract next year.
Jul 27 - 10:43 AM

Julio Jones and the Falcons have agreed on a contract adjustment, ensuring Jones will report to training camp on time.

There will be no holdout. Jones had fallen to the bottom of the ten highest-paid wide receivers after three seasons into his latest deal, and got his desired raise after finishing second in the NFL in receiving yards. Julio has incredibly topped 1,400 yards in four straight years. Behind Antonio Brown, he is squarely in the mix to be this year's No. 2-drafted wideout along with Odell Beckham and DeAndre Hopkins. The entire Falcons offense is primed for positive TD regression.
Jul 26 - 12:34 AM

NFL Network's Tiffany Blackmon reports the Falcons are "hopeful" to get something done with Julio Jones.

Jones didn't report for the start of training camp over his contract. The Falcons don't have a ton of cap space after extending Matt Ryan but may want to avoid a messy situation now that Jones is officially holding out. Jones has outlived the six-year, $81 million deal he signed in 2015. He could get a raise closer to the $16M annually Brandin Cooks got from the Rams.
Jul 25 - 7:56 PM

ESPN's Chris Mortensen reports Julio Jones will not report for training camp.

Jones skipped OTAs and minicamp to show his displeasure with his deal, but the Falcons reportedly informed him he will not get a new contract this year. Tom Pelissero reports Atlanta did promise to look at his contract after the season, but that clearly was not enough to appease the star receiver. Ian Rapoport added Jones "is comfortable sitting out the entire time" if Atlanta does not fix his deal. Even if he ends up skipping all of camp, Jones will still be an elite fantasy option worthy of a first-round pick.
Jul 24 - 8:35 AM

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RB1Devonta Freeman
2Tevin Coleman
3Ito Smith
4Brian Hill
GLB1Devonta Freeman
2Tevin Coleman
3RB1Devonta Freeman
2Tevin Coleman
FB1Ricky Ortiz
WR11Julio Jones
2Calvin Ridley
3Russell Gage
WR21Mohamed Sanu
2Justin Hardy
3Marvin Hall
WR31Calvin Ridley
TE1Austin Hooper
2Logan Paulsen
3Eric Saubert
LT1Jake Matthews
2Ty Sambrailo
LG1Andy Levitre
2Ben Garland
C1Alex Mack
2Zac Kerin
RG1Brandon Fusco
2Wes Schweitzer
RT1Ryan Schraeder
2Matt Gono
K1Matt Bryant
2David Marvin