Jones likely to return to Falcons’ lineup against Packers
The Atlanta Falcons (0-3) could have one of their top weapons back and ready for action when they take the field Monday against the Green Bay Packers (3-0).
Wide receiver Julio Jones practiced in a “limited capacity” on Thursday, and his hamstring injury has only improved over the course of the week. According to Ian Rapaport of the NFL Network, Jones is likely to be good to go come game time.
Jones was inactive last week against the Bears after aggravating a previous hamstring injury against the Cowboys in week two. The former Alabama standout totaled 11 receptions for 181 yards in the two games he’s played this season.
Jones’ return is much needed positive news for Falcons Head Coach Dan Quinn who is currently leading an 0-3 Falcons team after fourth quarter meltdowns the past two weeks.
Additionally, the offense might be without leading receiver Calvin Ridley who is dealing with an ankle injury and is questionable for Monday. Ridley is second in the league in receiving yards with 349. Wide receiver Russell Gage is also out with a concussion.
The Falcons face the Packers in Green Bay at 7:15 p.m. CT Monday. The game will be broadcasted on ESPN.
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