Quinn not saving Julio Jones: ‘If you are ready, then you can go’

Credit: ccompton@ajc.com

Credit: ccompton@ajc.com

The Falcons went to Los Angeles on Sunday and scored four offensive touchdowns through three quarters against the Rams in spite of star wide receiver Julio Jones sitting out because of turf toe.

But coach Dan Quinn said his team’s performance without Jones doesn’t make him more inclined to hold Jones out again when the Falcons play host to the 49ers on Sunday.

“We’ve got to take it on a week-to-week basis in terms of, if you are ready,” Quinn said Monday. “If you are ready, then you can go. If you are not, then it’s best to hold. At this time of year, you throw everything else out and go for it as hard as you can each week and that’s what we will do with him.

“He really had good intent of playing (against the Rams) and then when he got out there and couldn’t do what he could do (pregame), that’s when the decision was made to hold him.”

Jones suffered the toe injury in a loss to the Chiefs on Dec. 4. He didn’t practice in preparation for the Rams game.

Quinn said Jones and No. 2 wide receiver Mohamed Sanu (groin) could practice on a limited basis when the team returns to the field Wednesday.