Jones (hamstring) has been ruled out for Sunday's regular-season finale against the Buccaneers, Jason Butt of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. Atlanta has long been eliminated from the postseason discussion, but Jones was adamant about returning to play at some point down the stretch, if possible. However, after aggravating his hamstring injury a second time coming out of a Week 13 game against the Saints, Jones ultimately wasn't able to demonstrate enough progress to get the green light for the season finale. He'll close out the 2020 season with four straight missed games, but before that he produced at an elite level, nabbing 51 receptions for 771 yards and three touchdowns over nine appearances. Still, injuries kept Jones from extending a streak of six consecutive Pro Bowl appearances, while he was also held under 1,300 receiving yards for the first time since 2013.
Atlanta listed Jones (hamstring) as a non-participant at Thursday's practice, Will McFadden of the Falcons' official site reports. The Falcons' second injury report of Week 17 was no different from the first, as Jones was also withheld from Wednesday's practice session. Atlanta hasn't formally ruled Jones out for Sunday's season finale against the Buccaneers, but he'll almost certainly need to practice in some capacity Friday to have a shot at playing.
Jones (hamstring) didn't practice Wednesday, Jason Butt of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. Interim head coach Raheem Morris said earlier this week that Jones has a chance to play Week 17, but the star wideout seems to be trending in the wrong direction for Sunday's game against the Buccaneers. There's little incentive to rush Jones back into action unless he's fully healthy, as the Falcons are already eliminated from playoff contention.
Interim coach Raheem Morris said Monday that Jones (hamstring) could suit up against the Buccaneers on Sunday, Kelsey Conway of the Falcons' official sitereports. Morris said "if he's able to play, he'll play" with regards to Jones, who hasn't played since Week 13 due to a lingering hamstring injury. The veteran wideout has made his desire to play again this season clear, and he received a platelet-rich plasma injection last week. Of course, with the Falcons already eliminated from playoff contention, it's always possible that the team takes a cautious approach to Jones' health if there's any chance of exacerbating his injury.
Jones (hamstring) has been ruled out for Sunday's game in Kansas City, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Unable to practice throughout the week, Jones will miss a third straight game, leaving Calvin Ridley and Russell Gage as the primary pass-catching weapons for Matt Ryan. The 31-year-old wideout could still try to make it back for Week 17 against Tampa Bay, as he received a platelet-rich plasma injection last week with the hope of returning before the end of the season. The Falcons are eliminated from playoff contention, but they'll presumably allow Jones to play if he's healthy enough and wants to do so. It just won't happen this weekend in Kansas City.
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