Jones (hamstring) was a limited participant at Thursday's practice, Will McFadden of the Falcons' official site reports.
Jones was back to work after sitting out the team's first practice of the week Wednesday. The Falcons haven't indicated that Jones' absence a day earlier was the result of a setback with the hamstring injury that sidelined him Weeks 3 and 5, so the veteran wideout was likely just getting a maintenance day. Assuming he's able to practice again in some fashion Friday, Jones should be on track to suit up this weekend against Detroit.
Jones (hamstring) took part in practice Thursday, D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
Prior to suiting up this past Sunday in Minnesota, Jones didn't practice until Friday, so his balky hamstring appears to be getting healthier since being inactive Weeks 3 and 5 due to the injury. Thursday's practice report will reveal exactly how many reps Jones was able to handle.
Jones (hamstring) didn't practice Wednesday, Will McFadden of the Falcons' official site reports.
After sitting out Weeks 3 and 5 with the hamstring injury, Jones looked like himself this past Sunday at Minnesota, torching the Vikings for eight catches (on 10 targets) for 137 yards and two touchdowns. He only managed only limited practice last week, so as long as he's able to get back on the field in some fashion Thursday or Friday, he'll have a good chance at playing this weekend against the Lions.
Jones corralled eight of his 10 targets for 137 receiving yards and two touchdowns during Sunday's 40-23 win against Minnesota.
The seven-time Pro Bowl wideout entered Week 6 with an average of 48.3 receiving yards per game over four appearances against Mike Zimmer's Vikings since 2014. Jones made his presence felt immediately Sunday, snagging a 20-yard TD pass from Matt Ryan on Atlanta's first offensive possession of the afternoon. He provided another enormous contribution on 4th-and-3 in the third quarter, catching a Ryan lob and out-muscling linebacker Eric Wilson for a 40-yard score down the left sideline. Jones' status may have been somewhat precarious entering Sunday given that he missed back-to-back practices Wednesday and Thursday, but he logged a limited session Friday before getting the green light for Week 6. He's granted another favorable matchup Week 7, facing a Lions secondary that is dealing with injuries to Desmond Trufant (hamstring), Mike Ford (leg) and Justin Coleman (hamstring).
Jones (hamstring) doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's game in Minnesota, William McFadden of the Falcons' official site reports.
This comes as a bit of a surprise after Jones was held out of practice both Wednesday and Thursday. He returned to the field Friday as a limited participant, setting him up to play in a game for the fourth time through six weeks. He did leave early last time he tried to play, logging only 15 snaps before the hamstring injury forced him out of a Week 4 loss to the Packers. Even with the re-injury risk, fantasy managers probably won't want to miss out on the upside, especially in this Week 6 matchup against Vikings defense that's given up the fifth-most PPR points (44.0 per game) to wide receivers.
Jones (hamstring) was listed a non-participant on Thursday's injury report, Will McFadden of the Falcons' official site reports.
Jones has yet to practice since departing at halftime of Atlanta's Week 4 loss in Green Bay. The Falcons worked remotely Thursday due to a member of the organization testing positive for COVID-19, so it remains to be seen if the team will get on the practice field before week's end. Jones will have one more chance to bump up to LP or FP, at which point the Falcons will tab him with a designation for Sunday's game at Minnesota.
Jones (hamstring) didn't practice Wednesday, Will McFadden of the Falcons' official site reports.
Jones wasn't able to practice all last week before being declared inactive for the Falcons' loss to the Panthers, so getting in any amount of activity ahead of Sunday's contest in Minnesota would represent significant progress. Fellow pass catchers Russell Gage (shoulder) and Hayden Hurst (back) were also limited in Wednesday's session. Even though he sat out the Week 5 loss, the veteran wideout was still viewed as a game-day decision prior to being inactive, so he could still have a chance at playing Sunday even if he doesn't practice beforehand.
Jones (hamstring) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Panthers, Jason Butt of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
Jones was unable to practice all week after aggravating his hamstring injury in Monday's loss to the Packers, but the Falcons were still willing to wait until game day to formally decide on his Week 5 status. Ultimately, Jones wasn't able to demonstrate enough progress during a pregame workout for the Falcons to sign off on him playing. With Jones sidelined, Olamide Zaccheaus should claim a regular spot in three-wideout sets alongside Calvin Ridley and Russell Gage. Zaccheaus shined while Jones was limited against the Packers and out entirely for the Week 3 loss to the Bears, hauling in 12 of 15 targets for 127 yards between the two contests.
Jones (hamstring) will have his availability for Sunday's game against the Panthers determined during a pregame workout, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
The 31-year-old aggravated his hamstring injury during last Monday's loss to the Packers and was unable to practice this week, and his status for Sunday's contest remains up in the air. Jones sat out Week 3 and played only 15 snaps against Green Bay before exiting the game.
Jones (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Sunday's matchup with Carolina, likely setting up a game-time decision, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.
Removed from Monday's loss to the Packers after aggravating his hamstring in the first half, Jones didn't log any time on the practice field this week. For most players, the short turnaround and lack of practice participation would essentially ensure an absence, but Jones has a lengthy track record of playing through injuries without sacrificing performance. Of course, that hasn't been the case this season, as he sat out Week 3 and caught only six passes for 56 yards between Weeks 2 and 4. A 1 p.m. ET kickoff Sunday will give fantasy managers a number of options if they need to adjust, with one potential choice being fellow Falcons wideout Olamide Zaccheaus, who caught 12 of 15 targets for 127 yards over the past two games while Jones was absent or limited.
Coach Dan Quinn said Jones will test his hamstring with some running drills during Friday's practice, Jason Butt of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
The 31-year-old has been a non-participant at practice this week, though Quinn did indicate Jones was "making progress." Even so, if Jones goes down as a non-participant again on Friday's injury report or even upgrades to limited activity, he still appears destined to carry a questionable designation -- at the very least -- into Sunday's game against the Panthers.
Jones (hamstring) was a non-participant at Thursday's practice, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.
Earlier Thursday, coach Dan Quinn told Jason Butt of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that Jones is "making progress" through his left hamstring injury, with the likelihood that the wide receiver would get in some work on the side and potentially in individual drills. Instead, Jones didn't participate at all, leaving him just one chance Friday to prove his health. Quinn even pegged Friday as a "better day" to get a sense of his potential to play Sunday against the Panthers, so his status on the last Week 5 injury report bears monitoring.
Coach Dan Quinn noted that Jones (hamstring) is "making progress" but will likely only do some on-the-side individual work during Thursday's practice, Jason Butt of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
What Jones is able to Friday, and how he feels in the process, will thus be pivotal in the team's assessment of the wideout's potential availability for Sunday's 1:00 ET contest against the Panthers. If he's out or limited this weekend, added opportunities alongside Calvin Ridley will be on tap for Olamide Zaccheaus, Russell Gage and Christian Blake.
Jones (hamstring) was held out of practice Wednesday, Will McFadden of the Falcons' official site reports.
Jones has tended to a hamstring injury for most of the season, with the injury forcing him to sit out Week 3 and to miss the second half of the Falcons' Week 4 loss at Green Bay. His running mate at wide receiver, Calvin Ridley (thigh/knee), was limited at Wednesday's session, leaving Atlanta in a precarious spot at the position heading into Sunday's game against the Panthers. They'll have two more chances to elevated to full participants this week, but Russell Gage and Olamide Zaccheaus are the next wideouts up for the Falcons if Jones and/or Ridley require time away from the field.
Jones (hamstring) wasn't present for the media-access portion of practice Wednesday, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.
The status of Jones, who was forced out of the Falcons' Week 4 loss to the Packers, will need to be monitored as Sunday's 1 p.m. ET game against the Panthers approaches. If Jones is sidelined or limited this weekend, added opportunities alongside Calvin Ridley will be available for Olamide Zaccheaus, Russell Gage and Christian Blake.
Jones won't return to Monday's game against the Packers due to a hamstring injury, Jason Wilde of ESPN.com reports.
Jones looked as though he was in pain near the end of the second quarter, and he didn't emerge out of the locker room for the start of the second half. He caught four passes for 32 yards before exiting after he aggravated the left hamstring injury that sidelined him in the Falcons' Week 3 loss to the Bears. Calvin Ridley and Russell Gage will be leaned on the rest of the way.
Jones (hamstring) is active for Monday's game at Green Bay, Will McFadden of the Falcons' official site reports.
After sitting out Week 3 with a strained left hamstring, Jones set himself up for a return with limited practices Thursday through Saturday. Indeed, he'll be available to the Falcons offense Monday, along with fellow starting receiver Calvin Ridley (ankle). The duo will look to take advantage of a Packers defense that has surrendered 8.5 yards per target and five touchdowns to wideouts this season.
Tom Pelissero of NFL Network confirms Jones (hamstring) and Calvin Ridley (ankle) both will play in Monday's game at Green Bay.
FOX's Jay Glazer reported the same thing Sunday afternoon. Jones is listed as questionable and said Friday that he's not 100 percent healthy, but Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com said the wideout "seemed to have explosion" in practice. With slot man Russell Gage cleared from the concussion protocol, Matt Ryan will have his full group of receiving weapons Monday night.
Jones (hamstring) will play Monday night, Fox's Jay Glazer reported on the network's pregame show Sunday.
Glazer said that he spoke to Falcons coach Dan Quinn, who confirmed that Jones will play, as will Calvin Ridley. Quinn further elaborated that both might sit out intermittently to 'protect them from themselves,' but both should be starting.
Jones (hamstring) is still listed as questionable but is trending in the right direction for Monday's game against the Packers, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.
The star receiver will get an extra day to heal this week, as the Falcons don't play until Monday. He appears to have a good shot to wind up missing just one game with the hamstring strain that kept him out Week 3 against the Bears, though there may not be certainty about his status until game day.
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