In losing to the Packers (again) on Sunday night in Atlanta, the Falcons also lost a fairly important player.
Jones suffered a hamstring injury during the game, and it’s bad enough to knock him out for at least one week.
Coach Mike Smith said Wednesday that Jones has been ruled out for Sunday’s game against the Panthers.
“He’ll be out this week,” Smith said, per the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “We hope to get him back. He worked out with our training staff today. He did some running around. He’s already back out on the field working. We are hoping that after this week, we’ll get him back the following week.”
Harry Douglas will replace Jones in the starting lineup against the Panthers. Next week, the Falcons go to Detroit.
Jones has 25 catches for 358 yards in his five NFL games. That’s good, but not enough to justify (so far) the package of picks that the Falcons surrendered in order to move up in the draft to get him.