Falcons’ Julio Jones slowed by hamstring injury

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones (11) lands in the end zone for a touchdown against the Denver Broncos during the second half Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020, in Atlanta. (Brynn Anderson/AP)
Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones (11) lands in the end zone for a touchdown against the Denver Broncos during the second half Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020, in Atlanta. (Brynn Anderson/AP)

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Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones played sparingly Sunday with a hamstring injury against the Saints in New Orleans.

Jones started the game and made two catches for 39 yards. He returned briefly in the second quarter, but then was not on the field during the Falcons’ last possession before the end of the first half.

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He was back on the field in the fourth quarter for a fourth-and-13 play with less than seven minutes remaining in the game. Jones made an acrobatic catch for a 22-yard gain and did not return.

Wide receiver Calvin Ridley led the team with five catches for 90 yards, while Russell Gage had seven catches for 58 yards.

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