Dec 6, 2020; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones (11) is defended by New Orleans Saints cornerback P.J. Williams (26) and safety Marcus Williams (43) preventing a touchdown on a fourth down play during the second half at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

WR Jones (hamstring) among four Falcons out vs. Chiefs

Receiver Julio Jones is among four Atlanta Falcons starters have been ruled for Sunday’s game against at Kansas City, the team announced Friday.

Jones’ injured hamstring prevented him from practicing this week and will cause him to miss his third straight game and fourth out of the past five.

Jones, 31, has caught 51 passes for 771 yards and three touchdowns in the nine games he’s been active in this season for the Falcons (4-10), who have been eliminated from playoff contention.

Cornerback Darqueze Dennard (quad), who has 28 solo tackles and an interception this season, and offensive linemen Alex Mack (concussion) and James Carpenter (groin) will also not play, according to the team’s injury report.

Receiver Brandon Powell (foot), safety Ricardo Allen (concussion) and defensive tackle Marlon Davidson (knee) are listed as questionable.

–Field Level Media

Nov 8, 2020; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones (11) catches a touchdown pass against the Denver Broncos  during the second half at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Falcons WR Jones (hamstring) ruled out for Sunday

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones will miss his second straight game Sunday with a hamstring injury, interim head coach Raheem Morris confirmed Friday.

The seven-time Pro Bowl selection has missed four games, scattered through the season, with the nagging injury. The Falcons (4-9) are 1-3 with Jones on the sideline, including last Sunday’s 20-17 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers.

Jones, 31, has 51 receptions for 771 yards in nine starts this season, his lowest totals since a foot injury limited him to five games in 2013.

He is the franchise’s all-time leader in receptions (848) and receiving yards (12,896) and ranks No. 2 in touchdown catches with 60, three behind Roddy White.

In Jones’ absence, Calvin Ridley and Russell Gage will be Matt Ryan’s go-to targets Sunday against the visiting Tampa Bay Buccaneers (8-5). Ridley was a limited participant in practice Thursday with a foot injury.

–Field Level Media

Dec 6, 2020; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones (11) makes a catch in front of New Orleans Saints cornerback P.J. Williams (26) during the first half at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Falcons WR Jones (hamstring) out vs. Chargers

Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones is out Sunday for Atlanta’s game against the Los Angeles Chargers due to a hamstring injury, interim coach Raheem Morris announced Friday.

Sunday’s road contest will mark the fourth game this season Jones has missed.

Morris said Friday the Falcons will determine at a later date whether to shut down Jones for the remainder of the season.

Jones, 31, had six receptions for 94 yards in the Falcons’ 21-16 loss to the New Orleans Saints on Sunday.

The seven-time Pro Bowl selection and two-time first-team All-Pro has 51 catches for 771 yards and three touchdowns in nine games this season.

Jones has recorded 848 receptions for 12,896 yards and 60 touchdowns in 135 career games since being selected by the Falcons with the sixth overall pick of the 2011 NFL Draft.

–Field Level Media

Aug 22, 2020; Flowery Branch, Georgia, USA; Atlanta Falcons defensive end Takk McKinley loosens up during training camp at the Falcons training facility. Mandatory Credit: Curtis Compton/Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports

Falcons rule out DE McKinley (groin) vs. Panthers

The Atlanta Falcons ruled out defensive end Takk McKinley for Thursday’s road game against the Carolina Panthers.

McKinley is nursing a groin injury that has prevented him from participating in practice Tuesday and Wednesday.

Seven-time Pro Bowl wide receiver Julio Jones answered limited participation in practice on both Monday and Tuesday with a full session on Wednesday. Jones, who initially was nursing an ailing hip, does not have an injury designation as the Falcons (1-6) prepare to face the Panthers (3-4) on Thursday (8:20 p.m. ET).

Fellow wideout Russell Gage (knee) joined center Alex Mack (knee) and offensive tackle Kaleb McGary (elbow) in being limited participants in practice on Wednesday. All three players do not carry an injury designation.

–Field Level Media

Aug 23, 2020; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones (11) makes a catch during an NFL training camp football practice Sunday, Aug. 23, 2020, in Atlanta.  Mandatory Credit: John Bazemore/Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports

Falcons’ Jones practices, expected to play vs. Vikings

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones was a limited participant in practice on Friday and does not carry an injury designation into this weekend’s road game against the Minnesota Vikings.

Jones had been listed as a non-participant in practice on Wednesday and Thursday with a hamstring injury. He has played in just one of the last three contests for the Falcons (0-5), who visit the Vikings (1-4) on Sunday (1 p.m. ET).

The seven-time Pro Bowl selection and two-time first-team All-Pro last played in just the first half of the Falcons’ 30-16 loss at Green Bay on Oct. 5. He sat out Atlanta’s 23-16 loss to Carolina on Sunday.

Jones, 31, has been dealing with the hamstring issue since tweaking it during a scrimmage on Aug. 28. He has 15 catches for 213 yards and no touchdowns this season.

While Jones did not have an injury designation, the Falcons ruled out defensive end Takk McKinley (groin) and rookie safety Jaylin Hawkins (concussion). Defensive end John Cominsky (illness, not COVID-19 related) did not participate in practice on Friday. He is listed as questionable to play in Sunday’s game.

–Field Level Media

Aug 26, 2020; Flowery Branch, GA, USA;   Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones (11) catches a ball during an NFL football training camp practice on Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020, in Flowery Branch, Ga. Mandatory Credit: Brynn Anderson/Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports

Falcons WR Jones (hamstring) ruled out vs. Panthers

Atlanta Falcons wideout Julio Jones has been ruled out of Sunday’s matchup against the Carolina Panthers due to a lingering hamstring injury that kept him out of practice this week.

He had been listed as questionable and was considered a game-time decision.

Jones is nursing a chronic hamstring injury that caused him to miss the second half of the Falcons’ 30-16 loss to the Green Bay Packers on Monday night. He also sat out Atlanta’s 30-26 setback to the Chicago Bears on Sept. 27.

Jones, 31, has been dealing with the hamstring issue since tweaking it during a scrimmage on Aug. 28. He has 15 catches for 213 yards and no touchdowns this season.

The seven-time Pro Bowl selection and two-time first-team All-Pro has 12,338 yards receiving and 57 touchdowns for his career.

Wide receiver Calvin Ridley (thigh/knee) was limited in practice for a third consecutive day on Friday, but is expected to play.

Rookie safety Jaylinn Hawkins was ruled out due to a concussion for the Falcons (0-4), who host the Panthers (2-2) at 1 p.m. ET.

–Field Level Media

Aug 26, 2020; Flowery Branch, GA, USA;   Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones (11) catches a ball during an NFL football training camp practice on Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020, in Flowery Branch, Ga. Mandatory Credit: Brynn Anderson/Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports

Falcons WR Jones (hamstring) questionable vs. Panthers

Atlanta Falcons wideout Julio Jones did not participate in practice for a third consecutive day on Friday and is listed as questionable for this weekend’s game against the Carolina Panthers.

Jones is nursing a chronic hamstring injury that caused him to miss the second half of the Falcons’ 30-16 loss to the Green Bay Packers on Monday night. He also sat out Atlanta’s 30-26 setback to the Chicago Bears on Sept. 27.

Jones, 31, has been dealing with the hamstring issue since tweaking it during a scrimmage on Aug. 28. He has 15 catches for 213 yards and no touchdowns this season.

The seven-time Pro Bowl selection and two-time first-team All-Pro has 12,338 yards receiving and 57 touchdowns for his career.

Wide receiver Calvin Ridley (thigh/knee) was limited in practice for a third consecutive day on Friday.

Rookie safety Jaylinn Hawkins was ruled out due to a concussion for the Falcons (0-4), who host the Panthers (2-2) on Sunday (1 p.m. ET).

–Field Level Media

Aug 26, 2020; Flowery Branch, GA, USA;   Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones (11) catches a ball during an NFL football training camp practice on Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020, in Flowery Branch, Ga. Mandatory Credit: Brynn Anderson/Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports

Jones (hamstring) held out of practice again

Atlanta Falcons wideout Julio Jones missed practice for a second consecutive day with his chronic hamstring injury.

Jones missed the second half of the Falcons’ loss to the Green Bay Packers on Monday night and sat out Atlanta’s Week 3 game against the Chicago Bears. Jones has 15 catches for 213 yards and no touchdowns this season.

Wide receiver Calvin Ridley (thigh/knee) was limited for a second consecutive day.

Jones, 31, has been dealing with the hamstring issue since tweaking it during a scrimmage on Aug. 28.

The seven-time Pro Bowl selection and two-time first-team All-Pro has 12,338 yards receiving and 57 touchdowns for his career.

Atlanta linebacker Foye Oluokun (oblique) was upgraded to full participation on Thursday.

–Field Level Media

Aug 23, 2020; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones (11) makes a catch during an NFL training camp football practice Sunday, Aug. 23, 2020, in Atlanta.  Mandatory Credit: John Bazemore/Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports

Falcons WRs Jones, Ridley questionable vs. Packers

Atlanta Falcons wide receivers Julio Jones and Calvin Ridley are listed as questionable to play in Monday’s game against the undefeated Green Bay Packers.

Jones, 31, aggravated his ailing hamstring in Atlanta’s 40-39 loss to the Dallas Cowboys on Sept. 20. He sat out last Sunday’s 30-26 setback to the Chicago Bears with the injury.

Jones recorded 11 catches for 181 yards through the first two games without a touchdown grab. The seven-time Pro Bowl selection and two-time first-team All-Pro has 12,306 yards receiving and 57 touchdowns for his career.

Ridley, who had five catches for 110 yards versus the Bears, is dealing with an ankle injury.

The 25-year-old Ridley has 21 receptions for 349 yards and four touchdowns in three games this season. He has 148 catches for 2,036 yards and 21 touchdowns in 32 career games with the Falcons.

Wide receiver Russell Gage likely will see an additional workload should Jones and/or Ridley be unable to play on Sunday.

Gage, 24, has 17 receptions for 186 yards and a touchdown this season.

The Falcons (0-3) have ruled out kicker Younghoe Koo (right groin), safety Keanu Neal (hamstring), safety Ricardo Allen (elbow) and defensive end Takk McKinley (groin).

–Field Level Media

Aug 26, 2020; Flowery Branch, GA, USA;   Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones (11) catches a ball during an NFL football training camp practice on Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020, in Flowery Branch, Ga. Mandatory Credit: Brynn Anderson/Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports

Falcons WR Jones inactive vs. Bears

Falcons star wide receiver Julio Jones will be inactive on Sunday as Atlanta hosts the Chicago Bears.

Jones aggravated his ailing hamstring in last Sunday’s 40-39 loss to the Dallas Cowboys. The setback dropped the Falcons to 0-2 on the season.

Coach Dan Quinn said earlier in the week that Jones had been involved in the game plan for the Bears’ game.

Jones is one of seven players, including five starters, who are inactive against the Bears. Others are: safety Ricardo Allen (elbow), linebacker Foye Oluokun (hamstring), right tackle Kaleb McGary (knee), defensive end Takk McKinley (groin), defensive tackle Deadrin Senat (ankle) and cornerback Kendall Sheffield (foot). Cornerback A.J. Terrell is on the COVID-19 reserve list and is out.

Jones, 31, has been dealing with the hamstring issue since tweaking it during a scrimmage on Aug. 28, Quinn said last week.

Jones has 11 catches for 181 yards through the first two games without a touchdown grab. The seven-time Pro Bowl selection and two-time first-team All-Pro has 12,306 yards receiving and 57 touchdowns for his career.

–Field Level media