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December 30, 2019 10:32 AM
Falcons' Deion Jones: Pick-six of Winston seals Weeks 17
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Jones accounted for three tackles, a fumble recovery and an interception return for a touchdown to provide Atlanta with a 28-22 overtime win against the Buccaneers on Sunday.

The 25-year-old linebacker came down with his first INT of 2019 during Week 17, and the play proved pivotal as Jones scampered 28 yards into the end zone to secure a walk-off win. After sitting out 10 games last year with a broken foot, Jones was capable of suiting up for all 16 of his team's contests this season while reaching 110 total tackles for the second time in his career. In addition to his tackling acumen, Jones also established a new career high with four QB hits, while scoring a TD for the fourth time in four professional seasons. Signed with Atlanta through 2023, Jones will be the anchor to the Falcons' linebacking corps once again next season, and his performance will become especially decisive if De'Vondre Campbell signs elsewhere during free agency.

December 24, 2019 08:28 PM
Falcons' Deion Jones: Held in check versus Jags
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Jones notched three tackles (two solo) and one defended pass during Sunday's 24-12 win over the Jaguars.

Jones recorded his lowest tackle total of the season during Week 16's win, though he did make a mark in pass coverage. The 25-year-old will look to bounce back to his usual high level of production during Sunday's season finale against the Buccaneers.

December 17, 2019 07:32 PM
Falcons' Deion Jones: Surpasses 100 tackles in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jones logged nine tackles (three solo) in Sunday's win over the 49ers.

Nine is becoming Jones' standard tackle production of late. He has exactly that number in three of his past four contests and is currently at 104 (64 solo) on the season.

December 9, 2019 12:44 PM
Falcons' Deion Jones: Comes down to earth
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Jones recorded four tackles (two solo) and one defended pass during Sunday's 40-20 win over the Panthers.

Jones had notched eight-plus tackles in three consecutive contests leading up to Sunday's divisional win, during which he saw less work as a run stopper but performed to his usual high level in coverage. The fourth-year pro played 56 snaps on defense (79 percent). Up next for Jones is a tough Week 15 matchup in San Francisco.

November 29, 2019 11:40 PM
Falcons' Deion Jones: Helps keep Kamara in check
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Jones collected nine total tackles and one pass deflection during Thursday's 26-18 loss to New Orleans.

The former Pro Bowl linebacker was integral to Atlanta curbing Alvin Kamara's impact in the passing game, as the electrifying back brought in just four of his eight targets for 23 yards on the night. Jones is widely praised for his supreme coverage skills, but he also provided a jolt to an otherwise lifeless Falcons pass rush, registering the only QB hit on Drew Brees during the entire contest. Another formidable opponent awaits for Jones in Week 14, as he and the Falcons defense will be tasked with slowing down MVP candidate Christian McCaffrey and an 11th-ranked Panthers scoring offense.

November 25, 2019 12:36 AM
Falcons' Deion Jones: Team's top tackler in Week 12 loss
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Jones collected nine total tackles, including one tackle for loss, during Sunday's 35-22 defeat to the Buccaneers.

The 25-year-old linebacker continues to establish himself as a versatile, sideline-to-sideline defender, having racked up eight-plus tackles in consecutive outings and six-plus tackles in eight of 10 appearances since Week 2. He remains without a takeaway and likely will not obtain one facing the error-resistant Saints in Week 13, but he will have plenty of tackling opportunities going up against a New Orleans offense that ranks third in the NFL in average time of possession (32:57).

November 19, 2019 05:44 PM
Falcons' Deion Jones: Racks up tackles in win
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Jones collected eight tackles (four solo) in Sunday's win over the Panthers.

It was another dominant showing for the Falcons' defense, including Jones, as the 25-year-old has racked up 28 tackles (16 solo) the past four games. Jones is firmly in the IDP discussion on a weekly basis, especially considering he suited up for 81 defensive snaps in the win. He'll be one of the top options in IDP formats for Week 12 when he gets a juicy matchup against a struggling Jameis Winston and the Buccaneers.

October 21, 2019 10:52 AM
Falcons' Deion Jones: Impactful IDP showing in Week 7
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Jones racked up 11 total tackles, including three tackles for loss during Sunday's 37-10 loss to the Rams.

Though he has paced the team in tackles over two of the past three weeks, it's evident that few of his stops came in key situations, as the Falcons defense has conceded an astronomical 41.3 points per game during that span. The upcoming matchup against Seattle will prevent Falcons defenders from getting much sleep this week, with MVP candidate Russell Wilson boasting a 15:1 TD:INT ratio and more than 275 passing yards per game thus far in 2019. Jones may be capable of once again compiling an impressive stat line, however, with the Seahawks appearing fully capable of carrying out multiple long drives against this Falcons defense, thus providing an abundance of tackling opportunities for the former Pro Bowl linebacker.

October 7, 2019 07:48 PM
Falcons' Deion Jones: Team's top tackler in Week 5 loss
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Jones collected 11 total tackles during Sunday's 53-32 loss to the Texans.

The former Pro Bowl linebacker accounted for his first double-digit tackle performance of the season, but Atlanta's defense was exposed for nearly 600 total yards by the potent Texans' attack. The Falcons' defense continues to struggle mightily despite Dan Quinn's shift to play caller, but Jones carries individual fantasy value because of his ability to rack up a high volume of tackles, as well as make plays against the pass. To this point in 2019, Jones hasn't gotten it going from a statistical perspective as a pass defender, but he racked up a colossal 27 pass deflections and eight interceptions over the first 37 games of his career between 2016 and 2018.

September 30, 2019 12:52 AM
Falcons' Deion Jones: Another high tackle tally in Week 4
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Jones compiled eight total tackles during Sunday's 24-10 loss to the Titans.

The former Pro Bowl linebacker has looked strong in the early going of 2019, especially over the past three weeks. He has averaged eight tackles per game since Week 2, with three tackles for loss, a QB hit and a pass deflection during that span. Coming off the foot injury that cost him 10 games last season, Jones looked back to his normal self in December as well, racking up 14-plus tackles twice over the final five weeks of the 2018 campaign. He could be busy again in Week 5, facing a Texans offense that targeted running backs and tight ends in the passing game a collective 13 times Sunday afternoon against the Panthers.

September 23, 2019 03:04 PM
Falcons' Deion Jones: All over field in Week 3
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Jones tallied a team-high nine tackles, including two tackles for loss, during Sunday's 27-24 loss to the Colts.

After missing 10 games last year with a foot injury, Jones has been re-establishing his immense defensive prowess of late. He picked up just four tackles while playing on 63 percent of the defensive snaps against the Vikings but has logged 15 tackles -- along with three tackles for loss and one QB hit -- over the two weeks since. The former Pro Bowl middle linebacker will look to keep producing in Week 4, taking on a Tennessee offense that's been largely devoid of explosive plays in the passing game but has committed only one turnover thus far this season.

September 4, 2019 05:48 PM
Falcons' Deion Jones: Ready to rock
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jones (foot) is not listed on Atlanta's injury report Wednesday, William McFadden of the team's official site reports.

Jones did not require any additional surgery on his foot during the offseason, according to D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and he appears a full go for Week 1. The 2017 Pro Bowler has been highly productive through three seasons when healthy, and should provide a boost to Atlanta's middle-of-the-field pass defense versus the Vikings on Sunday.

August 21, 2019 11:00 AM
Falcons' Deion Jones: Practice activity ramping up
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Coach Dan Quinn said that Jones (foot) will have "a full allotment" of practice reps next week, William McFadden of the Falcons' official site reports.

Quinn stated Aug. 11 that the team's plan was to have Jones' practice involvement progressively increase as Week 1's matchup against Minnesota grew nearer. It appears that Jones is preparing to take a tangible step in that process, soon transitioning into full practice participation after being held out or limited throughout spring and summer workouts. Whether the 2017 Pro Bowler will see action over the final two weeks of exhibition play remains to be seen, but the Falcons are adamatly striving to have him back for the regular-season opener.

August 12, 2019 09:48 AM
Falcons' Deion Jones: Aiming for Week 1 return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Head coach Dan Quinn says that Jones (foot) will see his practice reps "ramped up" progressively throughout the preseason, with focus intent on getting him ready for Week 1, Matthew Tabeek of the Falcons' official site reports.

A night and day disparity exists between the Falcons' pass defense with Jones in the lineup, compared to the version with him inactive. When Jones was inactive in 2018, Falcons linebackers allowed opposing passers to complete 88.4 percent of their attempts, while surrendering 8.8 yards per target. When Jones was on the field, however, opposing quarterbacks threw for a much more tolerable 71.7 percent completion rate, with 6.4 yards per target. Jones was Pro Football Focus' No. 1 coverage linebacker during 2017, and his ability to stay healthy will be paramount if Atlanta is to improve its middle-of-the-field pass defense.

July 22, 2019 09:08 PM
Falcons' Deion Jones: Working on side of field
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Jones (foot) participated in individual drills and practiced on the side of the field Monday, Vaughn McClure of reports.

Jones was limited to six games due to a foot injury in 2018 and has yet to resume practicing with his teammates. Participating in individual drills is an unmistakable step in the right direction, and Jones affirmed Monday that he's "easing" into practices and feeling good according to Kelsey Conway of the Falcons' official site. The linebacker's future as a cornerstone member of Atlanta's defense is clear, given that he signed a four-year, $57 million extension with the team earlier this month, but it remains to be seen when he'll be fully available.

July 18, 2019 12:32 PM
Falcons' Deion Jones: Inks four-year extension
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Jones (foot) and the Falcons reached an agreement Wednesday on a four-year, $57 million extension, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

When healthy, Jones has been highly productive through three seasons, averaging 129.3 tackles and 3.5 sacks per 16 games played. In 2018, he was limited to six appearances due to a foot injury, which impacted his offseason practice reps. The Falcons open training camp Saturday, at which point his status will become more clear. No matter, the middle linebacker has been locked up for the foreseeable future.

June 10, 2019 07:44 PM
Falcons' Deion Jones: Nursing foot injury
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Jones won't participate in drills at mandatory minicamp this week while rehabbing a foot injury, D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Jones did not take part in the offseason program to this point but arrived for mandatory minicamp Monday while still recovering from the foot issue, which likely is the one that forced a stint on IR last season. It's not yet known if it is expected to impact his availability for the start of training camp.

February 1, 2019 04:52 PM
Falcons' Deion Jones: Foresees defensive improvement
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Jones portrayed Thursday that the Falcons defense will be eager to improve next season after a rocky 2018 campaign. "I think it's going to be a little bit different," Jones said of his expectations for the Atlanta defense in 2019. "(We) have a chip on (our) shoulder about what happened this year and guys coming back have a lot to prove. We've just got to put it all together and set our standard and get after it."

Other than foreseeing an attitude adjustment for the Falcons defense in 2019, Jones also exuded optimism about head coach Dan Quinn assuming defensive play-calling responsibilities for the recently dismissed Marquand Manuel. "He's always been around us, but now we'll have him around permanently," Jones explained. "It will be great to have him. He knows each guy; each aspect of the defense and he'll have it rolling." Jones himself is aiming for a bounce-back season after a foot injury cost him 10 games in 2018. With Jones out of the lineup, Atlanta struggled in containing opposing running backs in the passing game, surrendering the second-most receptions and the third-most receiving yards to the position.

January 3, 2019 04:32 PM
Falcons' Deion Jones: Limted production in finale
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Jones registered four stops and two pass deflections during Sunday's 34-32 win over the Buccaneers.

A Pro Bowler a season earlier, Jones' 2018 campaign got off to an unfortunate start when he broke his foot in the opener and missed the subsequent 10 games. He returned to impressive form once he was activated from injured reserve, however, churning out 44 tackles and returning an interception for a touchdown between Weeks 13 and 17. An elite all-around linebacker when fully healthy, Jones will anchor the Atlanta defense in 2019.

December 27, 2018 04:56 PM
Falcons' Deion Jones: Practices fully Thursday
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Jones (foot) was a full participant at Thursday's practice, Vaughn McClure of reports.

Jones landed on the injury report Wednesday as a limited participant with the foot injury, but his quick return to full participation confirms it to be a minor issue. The 24-year-old should serve in his usual starting role at middle linebacker for Sunday's season finale against the Buccaneers.

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