Dec 5, 2021; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Chris Godwin (14) runs against Atlanta Falcons cornerback Darren Hall (34) during the first half at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Bucs’ Chris Godwin, Julio Jones game-time decisions vs. Chiefs

Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receivers Chris Godwin and Julio Jones and left tackle Donovan Smith are considered game-time decisions to play on Sunday night against the Kansas City Chiefs, coach Todd Bowles said Friday.

Godwin (hamstring), Jones (knee) and Smith (elbow) have sat out the team’s past two games due to their respective injuries. Godwin was limited in practice on Wednesday before sitting out Thursday for rest purposes, while Jones and Smith were listed as limited in both sessions.

“With Julio, it’s all about how he feels the next two days as to whether he’s going to play on Sunday,” Bowles said. “Sometimes he has setbacks and sometimes he doesn’t. So, we’ll wait until Sunday to make that decision to be sure.”

Wide receiver Breshad Perriman (knee, hamstring) is considered doubtful by Bowles, who noted that “unless he has a miraculous recovery by Sunday it will be possible that he doesn’t play.”

Defensive lineman Akiem Hicks (foot) has been ruled out for the second consecutive week.

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Jul 10, 2022; Hampton, Georgia, USA; Former Falcons receiver Julio Jones stands on the grid prior to the Quaker State 400 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hagy-USA TODAY Sports

WR Julio Jones signs one-year contract with Bucs

Seven-time Pro Bowl wide receiver Julio Jones officially signed a one-year contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Wednesday.

NFL Network reported the one-year deal is worth $6 million with another $2 million attainable through incentives.

Jones provides insurance for quarterback Tom Brady and the Buccaneers should Chris Godwin be unable to return in a timely fashion from a torn ACL. Godwin sustained the injury in Week 15 of last season.

Jones, 33, joins a wide receiver room that includes Mike Evans and former Atlanta Falcons teammate Russell Gage.

Jones, however, was a disappointment last season in his only campaign with the Tennessee Titans. He established career lows of 31 receptions, 434 yards and one touchdown in just 10 games due to multiple hamstring injuries.

“His health has been an issue, but he’s healthy now,” Buccaneers coach Todd Bowles said Wednesday.

Jones caught six passes for 62 yards when the Titans were upset 19-16 by the Cincinnati Bengals in the AFC divisional round of the playoffs.

He played his first 10 seasons with the Falcons before being dealt to Tennessee in June 2021 with a 2023 sixth-round pick for a 2022 second-round pick and a conditional 2023 fourth-round pick.

Jones topped 1,300 receiving yards in a span of six consecutive seasons from 2014-19 and was a first-time All-Pro in 2015 and 2016. He also had more than 100 receptions three times and set Atlanta franchise marks of 136 catches and 1,871 yards in 2015.

Jones holds Falcons’ career records of 848 receptions and 12,896 yards. His 60 touchdown receptions rank second behind Roddy White (63).

On Tuesday, the Buccaneers opened a spot on the training camp roster by waiving tight end Codey McElroy, 29, with an injury designation. He spent much of his time with the team on the practice squad but appeared in one game in 2019 and two in 2021. He made one catch for 30 yards.

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Tennessee Titans wide receiver Julio Jones (2) exits the field after their loss to the Cincinnati Bengals in a AFC Divisional playoff game at Nissan Stadium Saturday, Jan. 22, 2022 in Nashville, Tenn.

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Report: WR Julio Jones to sign one-year deal with Bucs

Seven-time Pro Bowl wide receiver Julio Jones is signing a one-year contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, ESPN reported Tuesday.

Financial terms were not disclosed for Jones, who provides insurance for quarterback Tom Brady and the Buccaneers should Chris Godwin be unable to return in a timely fashion from a torn ACL. Godwin sustained the injury in Week 15 of last season.

Jones, 33, was a disappointment last season in his only campaign with the Tennessee Titans. He established career lows of 31 receptions, 434 yards and one touchdown in just 10 games due to multiple hamstring injuries.

He caught six passes for 62 yards when the Titans were upset 19-16 by the Cincinnati Bengals in the AFC divisional round of the playoffs.

Jones played his first 10 seasons with the Atlanta Falcons before being dealt to Tennessee in June 2021 with a 2023 sixth-round pick for a 2022 second-round pick and a conditional 2023 fourth-round pick.

He topped 1,300 receiving yards in a span of six consecutive seasons from 2014-19 and was a first-time All-Pro in 2015 and 2016.. He also had more than 100 receptions three times and set Atlanta franchise marks of 136 catches and 1,871 yards in 2015.

Jones holds Falcons’ career records of 848 receptions and 12,896 yards. His 60 touchdown receptions rank second behind Roddy White (63).

On Tuesday, the Buccaneers opened a spot on the training camp roster by waiving tight end Codey McElroy, 29, with an injury designation. He spent much of his time with the team on the practice squad but appeared in one game in 2019 and two in 2021. He made one catch for 30 yards.

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Tennessee Titans wide receiver Julio Jones (2) exits the field after their loss to the Cincinnati Bengals in a AFC Divisional playoff game at Nissan Stadium Saturday, Jan. 22, 2022 in Nashville, Tenn.

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Titans officially part ways with WR Julio Jones

The Tennessee Titans made it official Thursday and released wide receiver Julio Jones after one season.

The team designated the 33-year-old veteran as a post-June 1 release, saving $9.5 million in cap space.

Jones was a disappointment last season in his first campaign with Tennessee. He established career lows of 31 receptions, 434 yards and one touchdown in just 10 games due to multiple hamstring injuries.

He caught six passes for 62 yards when the Titans were upset 19-16 by the Cincinnati Bengals in the AFC Divisional round of the playoffs.

Jones played his first 10 seasons with the Atlanta Falcons before being dealt to Tennessee.

He was a seven-time Pro Bowl selection with Atlanta and topped 1,300 receiving yards in a span of six consecutive seasons from 2014-19. He also had more than 100 receptions three times and set franchise marks of 136 catches and 1,871 yards in 2015.

Jones holds Falcons’ career records of 848 receptions and 12,896 yards. His 60 touchdown receptions rank second behind Roddy White (63).

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Tennessee Titans wide receiver Julio Jones (2) warms up during practice at Saint Thomas Sports Park Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2021 in Nashville, Tenn.

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Report: Titans to activate WR Julio Jones from IR

Tennessee Titans wide receiver Julio Jones will be activated from injured reserve and play Sunday against the Jacksonville Jaguars, NFL Network reported.

Jones was placed on injured reserve on Nov. 13 with an ailing hamstring and has struggled to stay healthy in his first season with the Titans. He sat out three games earlier this season due to a hamstring injury.

Jones, 32, has 21 receptions for 336 yards and no touchdowns in six games this season. The two-time All-Pro and seven-time Pro Bowl selection was acquired from Atlanta in the offseason after playing 10 seasons for the Falcons.

He last played Nov. 7 in the Titans’ 28-16 victory over the Los Angeles Rams.

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Tennessee Titans wide receiver Julio Jones (2) warms up during practice at Saint Thomas Sports Park Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2021 in Nashville, Tenn.

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Titans WR Julio Jones designated to return from IR

Tennessee Titans wide receiver Julio Jones was designated to return from injured reserve on Monday.

He was not alone, as safety Dane Cruikshank and wide receiver Racey McMath also received the same designation from the Titans (8-4).

The designations open a 21-day window for all three players to be activated to the 53-man roster.

Jones, who was placed on injured reserve on Nov. 13 with an ailing hamstring, has struggled to stay healthy in his first season with the Titans. He sat out three games earlier this season due to a hamstring injury.

Jones, 32, has 21 receptions for 336 yards and no touchdowns in six games this season. The seven-time Pro Bowler was acquired from Atlanta in the offseason after playing 10 seasons for the Falcons.

Cruikshank, who was placed on IR on Nov. 13 with a knee injury, has recorded 32 tackles and one forced fumble in nine games.

McMath, 22, played sparingly in four games before sustaining a quadriceps injury. He was placed on injured reserve on Oct. 8.

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Nov 7, 2021; New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara (41) runs during the second half against the Atlanta Falcons at the Caesars Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports

Saints rule out RB Alvin Kamara (knee) vs. Titans

New Orleans Saints star running back Alvin Kamara was ruled out for Sunday’s game against the host Tennessee Titans.

Kamara did not practice all week while dealing with what’s reported to be a mild knee sprain.

The 26-year-old leads New Orleans (5-3 ) with 530 rushing yards, 32 receptions and seven total touchdowns.

Kamara’s absence likely pushes Mark Ingram into the starter’s role. The former Saint rejoined the team via a trade with the Houston Texans last month. In two games complementing Kamara in the Saints’ offense, Ingram has 15 carries for 70 yards and seven catches for 46.

The Saints are already down starting quarterback Jameis Winston (knee) and No. 1 receiver Michael Thomas, the latter of whom is missing the entire season while recovering from ankle surgery.

The Saints also ruled out safety C.J. Gardner-Johnson (foot) and tackle Terron Armstead (knee, shoulder). On the opposite sideline, the Titans will be without safety Dane Cruikshank (knee), linebacker David Long (hamstring) and cornerback Greg Mabin (ankle).

Titans receiver Julio Jones is questionable with a hamstring issue. He was not on Wednesday’s injury report, but was a limited participant Thursday before sitting out Friday.

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Nov 7, 2021; Inglewood, California, USA; Tennessee Titans quarterback Ryan Tannehill (17) celebrates the victory against the Los Angeles Rams at SoFi Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Titans’ Ryan Tannehill (illness) misses practice

Tennessee Titans quarterback Ryan Tannehill is expected to play this weekend against the visiting New Orleans Saints despite missing Friday’s practice.

Coach Mike Vrabel announced an undisclosed illness as the reason that Tannehill did not participate in Friday’s practice. Vrabel said Tannehill will not carry a designation into Sunday’s contest, which means he’ll likely be active versus the Saints.

While Tannehill likely will play on Sunday, the availability of A.J. Brown (knee) and Julio Jones (hamstring) remains in question after the wideouts did not participate in practice on Friday.

The Titans (7-2) have won five in a row heading into Sunday’s game against the Saints (5-3).

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Tennessee Titans wide receiver Julio Jones (2) takes the field to play the Chiefs at Nissan Stadium Sunday, Oct. 24, 2021 in Nashville, Tenn.

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Titans WR Julio Jones (hamstring) ruled out vs. Colts

Tennessee Titans receiver Julio Jones has been ruled out of Sunday’s game against the host Indianapolis Colts with a hamstring injury.

Jones, 32, had two catches for 38 yards in Tennessee’s 27-3 romp over the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday. He has just 17 receptions for 301 yards in five games during his first season with the Titans.

A seven-time Pro Bowl selection with Atlanta, Jones has 865 career receptions for 13,197 yards and 60 touchdowns in 140 career games. The Titans acquired him from the Falcons in April.

A.J. Brown, who has team-leading totals in catches (25) and receiving yards (354), likely will be tasked to pick up the slack for the Titans (5-2).

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Sep 26, 2021; Nashville, Tennessee, USA;  Tennessee Titans wide receiver Julio Jones (2) runs the ball during the first half at Nissan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Roberts-USA TODAY Sports

Titans WR Julio Jones returns to practice

Tennessee Titans wide receiver Julio Jones returned to practice Wednesday after missing the past two games with a hamstring injury.

Jones suffered the injury in the Titans’ Week 3 game against Indianapolis.

Jones, 32, has 12 catches for a team-leading 204 yards this season after joining the Titans in an offseason trade with the Atlanta Falcons in June. He has yet to catch a touchdown pass.

A seven-time Pro Bowl selection through his first 10 seasons with Atlanta, Jones has 860 career receptions for 13,100 yards and 60 touchdowns.

Titans safety Amani Hooker also returned to practice Wednesday, designated by the team for a return from injured reserve. The Titans have three weeks to activate him to the 53-man roster.

The Titans (3-2) host the Buffalo Bills (4-1) on Monday night.

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