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Atlanta Falcons: Julio Jones sits out practice

By The Sports Xchange
Atlanta Falcons: Julio Jones sits out practice
Atlanta Falcons receiver Julio Jones scores a touchdown during an NFC wild-card victory over the Los Angeles Rams on Saturday. Photo by Jon SooHoo/UPI | License Photo

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones will sit out practice on Tuesday with what amounts to a maintenance day.

Falcons coach Dan Quinn made the announcement during his Tuesday morning appearance on 92.9 The Game.

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The Falcons have been limiting Jones' practices throughout the season in order to keep him fresh for game action. Sixth-seeded Atlanta hopes to have the wideout at the top of his game on Saturday when it visits the top-seeded Philadelphia Eagles.

Jones, who was listed with ankle and rib injuries last week, reeled in nine receptions for 94 yards and a touchdown in the Falcons' 26-13 win over the Los Angeles Rams. He had 88 catches for 1,444 yards this season, marking the fourth straight campaign he amassed at least 1,400 receiving yards.

The 28-year-old Jones has gashed the Eagles during his career, recording 26 receptions for 428 yards and three touchdowns in four encounters.

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