Falcons WR Julio Jones questionable vs. Panthers
Atlanta Falcon star wide receiver Julio Jones is questionable yet again heading into Sunday’s matchup with the Carolina Panthers.
According to Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com, head coach Dan Quinn spoke on his star receiver’s status for Sunday.
“We’ve been through this before with him where we’ll take it through the first couple of days and see what it looks like for Friday,” Quinn said. “I’m encouraged by where he’s at. But until he runs — move and go — you have an injury that’s there that walking doesn’t bother you as much as cutting and turning and jumping for passes and diving like he does. We’ll have to wait a couple of days until we see where he’s really at.”
Quinn has delivered similar news that Jones may sit out, but so far he has not missed any time due to his rib injury.
Since the Falcons are out of the playoffs this season, it could be an option for them to shut Jones down for the season.
Jones, on the other hand, has no plans to shut anything down this season and he wants to play the rest of the season out. Unfortunately, that decision is not up to him and the Falcons could be without Jones for the last two games of their season.
Although the Falcons have a very stacked offense on paper, this has been their most disappointing season under Quinn. It’s been a season haunted by injuries for Atlanta on both sides of the ball, Atlanta is a much better team than this season would suggest.