Julio Jones has open mind about facing Jalen Ramsey

Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones is keeping an open mind about a possible matchup with Rams cornerback Jalen Ramsey.

The Falcons (1-5) play the Rams (3-3) at 1 p.m. Sunday at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

The Rams made a mega-deal to land Ramsey from Jacksonville on Tuesday.

“My thing is just to be ready for anything,” said Jones, who was limited in practice Thursday with a hip injury. “We don’t know how they are going to play us. We don’t if he’s going to match me or not and things like that.”

The two players have not met before, although Ramsey made waves when he said Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan was “overrated” in a controversial GQ magazine article in 2018.

“I haven’t played him,” Jones said. “I haven’t thought that far past that. It’s just more about us getting ready to go out there and make plays. Whatever they give us, we just have to take it and be successful.”

Jones, who’s seen mostly double-teams this season, would seemingly welcome a one-on-one matchup. Jones has 34 catches for 467 yards and four touchdowns.

Ramsey, who forced a trade by claiming to have a back injury, apparently was healed by the trade.

“I just have to be ready for any and everything,” Jones said. “I watched a little film on him when he was in Jacksonville. But he’s with another team. They have different schemes. We don’t know how they are going to use him. He’s athlete, a great player. Don’t get me wrong, but I don’t know how they are going to use him in the game.”


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