Jones caught six of eight targets for 82 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 40-14 win over Arizona.
Jones placed an exclamation point on a dominant Atlanta first half when he stretched out for a 21-yard diving touchdown grab in the closing seconds of the second quarter. It was the star receiver's third touchdown in two weeks and sixth in his last seven games after starting the season scoreless through seven games. Though the season hasn't lived up to team expectations, Jones has been dominant and has an opportunity to finish strong against two mediocre division-rival pass defenses. Jones caught a combined 15 passes for 208 yards in Weeks 2 and 6 against Weeks 16 and 17 opponents Carolina and Tampa Bay, respectively.
Jones (foot/illness) doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's game against the Cardinals, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.
After missing Wednesday's practice to manage a minor foot injury and Thursday's practice to recover from an illness, Jones rejoined his teammates Friday as a limited participant. He'll do battle with an Arizona defense that allows 7.0 yards per pass attempt (fifth best), including just 7.5 per target on throw to wide receivers. Jones figures to spend much of his afternoon squaring off with top cover corner Patrick Peterson.
Jones (foot/illness) was present for Friday's practice, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.
Jones did not practice Thursday, but that apparently had more to do with his illness than his foot injury, and his participation Friday puts him on track to play Sunday against the Cardinals like head coach Dan Quinn expects. The Falcons will provide an official update on Jones' status after Friday's practice concludes, but it looks like fantasy players can plan on him being available for Week 15.
Jones (back) was sent home from Thursday's practice after experiencing flu-like symptoms but coach Dan Quinn fully expects the wideout to play Sunday against the Cardinals, D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
The illness will prevent Jones from practicing for the second day in a row after he was withheld from Wednesday's session with the foot issue. It's believed that Jones' absence for the first practice of Week 15 was for maintenance purposes more than anything, and Quinn's comments suggest the ailment won't derail the star receiver's chances of playing Sunday either. With another day off to regain health, Jones should be back at practice Friday in some fashion, which would likely erase any lingering concern about his availability for the weekend.
Coach Dan Quinn said Jones didn't practice Wednesday due to a foot injury, Scott Bordow of The Athletic reports.
Quinn's comments came in a conference call with Cardinals media as the Falcons prepare to host them Sunday. He added he expects Jones to suit up Week 15, so it appears as if he's following a maintenance plan similar to a week ago. Last week, he opened with an absence from practice before being limited on back-to-back injury reports, getting cleared on the final one and torching the Packers for eight catches, 106 yards and two touchdowns.
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