There’s no question Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones is one of the NFL’s most explosive players on the field, when healthy. Keeping the star wide-out on the field a full 16 games is a feat the Falcons have yet to accomplish.
In 2012 Jones compiled 79 receptions for 1198 yards and 10 touchdowns in 15 games. He is the focal point of an explosive Falcons offense and a must start whenever he suits up.
The dynamic deep threat out of Alabama missed practice Wednesday to rest his knee. He was able to get back on the practice field Thursday and Friday as a limited participant. The fact that he did partake in practice Friday shows he will most likely play come Sunday, barring any setbacks.
Jones will be much needed Sunday. Fellow wide receiver Roddy White has also been dinged up all week with a high ankle sprain and is not any healthier.
The Falcons take on the St Louis Rams on Sunday who struggled against the pass week 1, allowing over 300 yards through the air. Atlanta is scheduled for a 1pm kickoff Sunday.