Jones (ankle) doesn't have an injury designation for Saturday's divisional-round game at Philadelphia, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.
The Falcons' injury report has included a number of key skill-position players in both weeks of postseason prep to date, including Jones, who followed a DNP/DNP/limited practice regimen prior to this contest. He's carried an ankle injury for most of the second half of the season, but his production hasn't experienced any dips. As evidence, Jones averaged six receptions (on 10 targets) for 97.8 yards per outing and reached the end zone three times over the last nine games. Consequently, he's a must-play, per usual, in the second round of the playoffs.
Jones (ankle) was seen during the portion of Thursday's practice open to the media, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.
The Falcons will provide an official update on the wideout when they release their official practice report, but even if Jones was just a limited participant, it's a good sign for his status heading into the weekend. After being held out Tuesday and Wednesday, head coach Dan Quinn said that Jones was still "on the right trajectory," and that appears to be the case, based on his presence on the field Thursday.
Jones (ankle) was a non-participant at Wednesday's practice, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.
When Jones appears on the injury report, the viewing audience shouldn't be surprised at this point. After Jones sat out Tuesday due to an ankle injury, head coach Dan Quinn even provided some solace, stating the wideout was "on the right trajectory" and would "start getting his work tomorrow," according to Kelsey Conway of the Falcons' official site. Apparently, Jones requires an additional day of rehab before he can partake in preparations for Saturday's divisional-round contest at Philadelphia. Thursday's report will give the final word on his availability.
Jones (ankle) didn't practice Tuesday but is expected to return in some fashion Wednesday, Kelsey Conway of the Falcons' official site reports. "He's on the right trajectory and he'll start getting his work tomorrow [Wednesday]," head coach Dan Quinn said.
By all accounts, especially Quinn's, Jones' status as a non-participant is due to a maintenance-related decision, which is a prudent one for the often dinged-up wideout. As the Falcons prepare for Saturday's divisional-round opponent, the Eagles, it should be noted Jones has rid himself of the rib issue that stemmed from a hard hit to the midsection Week 17. With only an ankle injury in tow, he'll ease into action with the intent of heading into the weekend without a designation for the second straight game.
Jones missed practice Tuesday due to an ankle injury, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.
According to Wendy Adams of the Falcons Radio Network, head coach Dan Quinn predicted as much early Tuesday. That said, the reason for Jones' absence wasn't clear. During wild-card week, Jones was tabbed with ankle and rib injuries, the latter of which seems to be an issue of the past. Assuming he returns to drills in some capacity Wednesday and/or Thursday, the Falcons are apt to clear the wideout for action, as they did a week ago.
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