Julio Jones Misses Practice After Suffering “Minor” Leg Injury
In a strange twist of luck, a second former-Alabama receiver could be injured before the NFL preseason games even start. It has been reported by several sources that Julio Jones, who was recently traded to the Tennessee Titans from the Atlanta Falcons apparently “came down gingerly” on his leg during practice Monday.
On The Gary Harris Show on Tuesday, Kayla Anderson, a reporter for WKRN in Nashville stated, “Julio did come down after making a catch yesterday and was ginger to get up,” Anderson said. “He didn’t think it was anything serious. Of course, he is coming off that injury last year so they are going to be really careful with him during training camp.”
Today, it has been reported that Jones was absent from the Titans’ practice.
This news comes just a day after Philadelphia Eagles’ first-round draft pick Devonta Smith suffered a sprained MCL during practice.
During his time with the Falcons, Jones worked through several injuries. Most recently, the Foley native battled through a hamstring injury.
Titans Wire writes that yesterday’s leg injury is “minor” and not expected to be nagging. As of now, the timetable for his return is unknown.
Off the field, Jones is battling another type of problem. It was announced that Jones, joined by former Falcons’ receiver Roddy White, is involved in a lawsuit surrounding claims of “harvesting and selling cannabis on the black market.” Jones has denied these claims.
The former Alabama receiver hasn’t played a down as a Titan yet, but he joins his second NFL team with a hefty stat line.
In his 135 games and 10 years with the Falcons, Jones has accumulated 848 receptions for 12,896 yards and 60 touchdowns. He averages 15.2 yards per reception. Although he’s never won a Super Bowl ring, his Falcons made an appearance in the “Big Game” against the Patriots in Super Bowl 51. During his decade in the NFL, Jones has been selected as first-team “All-Pro” twice, a “Pro-Bowler” seven times, and several other accolades.