Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones will give his injured hip a test run on Saturday before deciding whether or not he can play in the team's NFC South contest on Sunday against the New Orleans Saints
Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones will give his injured hip a test run on Saturday before deciding whether or not he can play in Sunday's NFC South clash against the New Orleans Saints, reports Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal Constitution.
Jones hasn't practiced all week and is listed on the team's injury report as questionable for the game.
Jones was injured late in the Week 14 against the Green Bay Packers after catching 11 passes for a career-high 259 yards. He did not play in last Sunday's 27-20 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Falcons head coach Mike Smith has said that he expects Jones to play on Sunday.
Jones has caught 93 passes for 1,428 yards with six touchdowns in 2014 after missing most of last season with a foot injury. Jones and the Falcons (5-9) need to win their final two games of the season against the Saints and the Panthers to clinch the NFC South division title.
- Jack Jorgensen