Julio Jones says bye will be ‘great for me’ with sore toe

Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones didn’t appear limited by his bothersome toe on Sunday against the Saints. Still, Jones said he looks forward to the playoffs bye week that the Falcons earned by winning 38-32 at the Georgia Dome.

“Everybody could use a week,” Jones said. “It’s a long season. But, yeah, it will be beneficial for me for that week, especially with the toe injury I had. A week will be great for me.”

Jones had seven catches for 96 yards and a touchdown against the Saints. It was his second game back since missing two because of the toe injury that he suffered during a game against the Chiefs on Dec. 4. Jones played 39 offensive snaps in the victory at the Panthers the previous week.