Missing games would go in the opposite column from everything going right, but that’s not going to be a worry for Jones this weekend. Jones started the week as a limited participant in practice because of a preseason ankle injury before moving up to a full workload and coach Dan Quinn said Friday that it is all systems go for his top receiver.
“Really, he was feeling good yesterday and today,” Quinn said, via ESPN.com. “It was just an important part to stay true to the process of getting back where he’s healthy and feeling right, make sure that he got the right stuff that he needs for the plays to make that connection between him and Matt [Ryan] feel right. He had a good week, and he’s ready to go.”
The Falcons will be without first-round pick Keanu Neal against the Buccaneers as he recovers from knee surgery. Recently signed safety Dashon Goldson is questionable with a hamstring injury and running back Terron Neal drew the same designation because of an ankle problem.