Jones brought in nine of 13 targets for 138 yards and a touchdown in the Falcons' 34-32 win over the Buccaneers. However, he apparently was headed for X-rays to his chest area following the game, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports. The potential injury aside, Jones enjoyed an outstanding season finale, capping it with his ninth 100-yard game of the campaign. Jones also scored a total of five touchdowns over the final four games, a welcome sight after he famously failed to find the end zone in his first seven contests. The eight-year veteran also finished 2018 with the second-highest reception (113) and receiving yardage (1,677) totals of his career, while his eight touchdowns equaled the second-best figure that he's ever amassed in that category. Showing absolutely no signs of slowing down at 29 years of age, Jones will look to reestablish his prolific connection with Matt Ryan in 2019.
Jones (hip/ribs) doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's game in Tampa Bay, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports. After returning to practice Friday as a limited participant, Jones is set to hit the 16-game mark for a third time in the past four seasons. His consistent presence on the injury report hasn't prevented him from piling up a league-high (for wide receivers) 1,539 scrimmage yards, with a good chance to reach 1,600 for the second time in his career. Jones caught 10 passes for 144 yards in a Week 6 win over Tampa Bay, boosting his career averages against the Bucs to 7.2 catches for 120 yards and 0.8 touchdowns per game.
Coach Dan Quinn said Jones (hip/ribs) will play in Sunday's game at Tampa Bay, William McFadden of the Falcons' official site reports. Per usual, Jones is expected to play without doing much work in practice. He's looking to defend his spot atop the NFL leaderboard for receiving yards, sitting 114 ahead of DeAndre Hopkins and 121 ahead of Mike Evans. Jones roasted the Tampa Bay defense for a 10-144-0 receiving line on 14 targets in a 34-29 Falcons victory back in Week 6. Another update will be available when Atlanta releases its final injury report Friday afternoon.
Jones (hip/ribs) didn't take the practice field Thursday, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports. Despite following his precise regimen from a week ago so far, Jones seemingly is healthier this time around, if coach Dan Quinn is to be believed. Unfortunately for Jones, he was unable to log any on-field work Thursday after participating in an earlier walk-through, per McClure. After progressing to limited at last Friday's session, Jones earned a questionable designation and eventually was deemed active for Week 16, so being tabbed with the former would give him a good chance to yield the latter in the season finale.
Coach Dan Quinn said Jones (hip/ribs) is ahead of last week's schedule, which may result in some practice reps Thursday, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports. Slated to test out his pair of injuries during walk-through, Jones could get clearance to practice one day earlier than Week 16 preparations. Even if he does, though, the Falcons are poised to take a cautious approach with the wide receiver, who battles health concerns on a near-weekly basis.
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