Jones took practice off on Wednesday and Thursday to rest his injured toe, but looked 100 percent healthy en route to his second-best yardage total and first multi-touchdown effort of the season. He did a terrific job of staying inbounds on his three-yard touchdown with three seconds left in the first half, then took his team's second offensive play of the second half to the house from 73 yards out to make it 31-0. With 15 catches for 247 yards and three scores in two games this postseason, quarterback Matt Ryan's top aerial weapon is building momentum heading into the Super Bowl.
Jones sat out practice both Wednesday and Thursday to limit the stress on his injured toe, but in taking the practice field Friday, he cleared any concern over his availability. Atlanta's star wideout will be uninhibited come Sunday, when his game-breaking ability could cause problems for a lackluster Packers secondary that's dealing with injuries of its own.
Jones (toe) will be a non-participant at Thursday's practice, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.
On Wednesday, head coach Dan Quinn stated that Jones would increase his activity as the week proceeded. Instead, Jones maintained a similar workload Thursday, sticking to solely the walkthrough session. Despite the lack of development on the practice front, Jones said that he'll "be ready to go" for Sunday's NFC championship game against the Packers. In the end, though, Jones' availability will receive some clarification upon the release of Friday's injury report.
Jones (toe) won't participate in practice Wednesday, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.
Terming Jones' absence "by design," head coach Dan Quinn relayed that his No. 1 wide receiver will increase his activity level as the week goes on, according to Lindsay Jones of USA Today Sports. It should be noted that Jones, the wideout, completed Wednesday's walkthrough, so he wasn't completely shut down Wednesday. Even if he doesn't log a full allotment of practice reps in a given day by week's end, the Falcons haven't expressed any worry about his potential to suit up for Sunday's NFC championship game against the Packers.
Jones aggravated his previous toe problem during Saturday's playoff victory over the Seahawks, forcing the
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