In need of a win against the hapless Los Angeles Rams Sunday afternoon, the Atlanta Falcons will be without star receiver Julio Jones.
WR Julio Jones will be INACTIVE today against the LA Rams #ATLvsLA
— Atlanta Falcons (@AtlantaFalcons) December 11, 2016
This isn’t a huge surprise considering the Falcons were without Jones in practice all week. Though, the expectation heading in was that he might be able to give it a go.
Needless to say, this is a rather big loss for the Falcons. Jones headed into Week 14 leading the NFL with 1,253 receiving yards. This comes on the heels of him leading the league in both catches and receiving yards a season ago.
Atlanta is 7-5 on the season and tied with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers atop the NFC South.