Jones managed but one limited practice session this week but expressed confidence Saturday that he'd be available in Week 3. Indeed, his optimism has come to fruition, and he'll now face a similarly banged-up Saints secondary to the one that he tore up for 15 catches (on 21 targets) for 242 yards in two matchups a season ago.
Jones (calf) said he will play Monday against Saints, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.
Jones missed practice earlier in the week, and while he put in only a limited effort Saturday, it was apparently enough to give him confidence to play Monday. His presence would certainly be a huge boost against a Saints defense that is one of the worst in the league.
Jones (calf) is listed as questionable for Monday's game against the Saints, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.
Jones was able to practice in a limited capacity Saturday with hopes of being ready for Monday's tilt in New Orleans. The minor calf issue kept him out of practice earlier in the week, but he has a good chance of taking the field Week 3 as he looks to grab a touchdown reception for the third consecutive game.
Jones (calf) was a non-participant at Thursday's practice, D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
Although he was able to complete the walkthrough prior to Thursday's session, Jones was otherwise held out of drills due to the strained calf stemming from Sunday's win at Oakland. The decision to ease the burden on Jones this week is warranted, as he's tended to ailments in advance of both of the Falcons' games this season. In a conference call with Saints beat writers Thursday, head coach Dan Quinn said Jones is expected to reach "100 percent" for Monday's outing in New Orleans, according to Herbie Teope of the Times-Picayune. Considering only three receivers have more 20-plus yard catches than Jones' four, he should be ready to roll with an extra day to rest this week.
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