Report: Julio Jones will play against Saints

Julio Jones is reportedly planning to play against the Saints.
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Julio Jones is reportedly planning to play against the New Orleans Saints Thursday night, and his team’s undefeated record may have something to do with it.

According to Tiffany Blackmon of NFL Network, a source close to Jones said the wide receiver will play mainly because he feels the Falcons have “something special going on.”

Falcons coach Dan Quinn said Thursday that he “anticipates” Jones suiting up, and Julio said he is planning to play but won’t be sure until before the game.

Very few people expected the Falcons to be a playoff team, let alone begin the season 5-0. They are one of the biggest surprises in the NFL, and they owe much of their success to the dominant play of Jones. He has been the best receiver in the league and virtually impossible to cover. The play of this highly-paid cornerback helped boost Jones’ numbers at the start of the season.

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