Wednesday October 14th, 2015

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones will likely play in Thursday night’s Week 6 matchup against the New Orleans Saints, the team announced Wednesday.

Jones, who played through a lingering hamstring injury for 73 of Atlanta’s 80 offensive snaps in Sunday’s 25–19 overtime victory against the Washington Redskins, did not practice on Monday. The 26-year-old finished Sunday’s game with five catches for 67 yards, while also recovering a fumble in the end zone for a touchdown.

Jones has been the leading receiver for the Falcons so far this season, hauling in 43 receptions for 545 yards and four touchdowns. He emerged as quarterback Matt Ryan’s top target last year, catching 104 passes for 1,593 yards and six touchdowns. 

The Falcons (5–0) will travel to New Orleans to face the Saints (1–4) at the Superdome on Thursday at 8:25 p.m. ET.

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- Kayla Lombardo

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