September 16, 2018 Atlanta: Falcons wide receiver Calvin Ridley gets a helmet bump from Julio Jones after his first NFL touchdown against the Panthers in a NFL football game on Sunday, Sept 16, 2018, in Atlanta. Curtis Compton/
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Calvin Ridley torching Saints secondary 

Jones gets on him for slowing down on his big 75-yard TD 

Falcons rookie wide receiver Calvin Ridley is torching the Saints secondary, but got himself scolded by wide receiver Julio Jones on Sunday.

Ridley has five catches for 129 yards and two touchdowns at halftime with the Falcons trailing 16-13. It is Ridley’s first 100-yard game.

On his 75-yard touchdown, Ridley slowed down to tease the Saints defenders, but nearly got caught from behind. He put a move on Saints cornerback P.J. Williams and then raced on past him. Quarterback Matt Ryan’s pass was on the mark. 

Jones was seen on the sidelines telling Ridley to get to the end zone first. He was animated in his discussion with the rookie, who was the 26th overall player taken in the draft. 

Both Jones and Ridley played at Alabama.  


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