Jones credits teammates for another Pro Bowl

Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones makes a reception against the Buccaneers in a NFL football game on Monday, December 18, 2017, in Tampa.  Curtis Compton/ccompton@ajc.com
Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones makes a reception against the Buccaneers in a NFL football game on Monday, December 18, 2017, in Tampa. Curtis Compton/ccompton@ajc.com

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Julio Jones has an invitation to Orlando.

The Falcons wide receiver was selected to his fifth Pro Bowl on Tuesday. Standing at his locker on Thursday with a 2018 Pro Bowl folder resting on the seat behind him, Jones spoke about another all-star honor.

“It's always great to get voted in by your peers and all the fans support that you get from around the world. But this is for my teammates, though. I wouldn't be able to make the Pro Bowl if it wasn't for those guys,” Jones said.

The 6-foot-3 receiver's compiled 76 catches for 1,215 yards and three touchdowns this season. His numbers are slightly down from last year but he's still universally recognized as one of the best two wideouts in football.

Jones will be joined by Falcons center Alex Mack, who was also named to his fifth Pro Bowl.

Both Jones and Mack were named starters. Four other Falcons were named alternates.

The Pro Bowl will be Jan. 28 at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Fla. They would gladly miss the same for another Super Bowl appearance.

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