Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones could miss the team’s Week 6 matchup on Thursday night against the Saints due to a lingering hamstring injury.
Jones, who played through the injury for 73 of Atlanta’s 80 offensive snaps in Sunday’s 25–19 overtime win against the Washington Redskins, did not practice on Monday. Jones finished the game with five catches for 67 yards, while also recovering a fumble in the end zone for a touchdown.
During the week leading up to Sunday’s matchup, Jones had been listed as questionable with the hamstring injury, as well as a toe ailment.
Jones, 26, 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.
- Kayla Lombardo