Falcons WR may be out for season

The Falcons’ Julio Jones, the team’s most consistent deep threat who has been developing into one of the best receivers in the NFL, may have a foot injury that will end his season, team officials have told AJC Falcons writer D. Orlando Ledbetter.

Jones will be evaluated Wednesday with the hope that the diagnosis will be more optimistic. Coach Mike Smith will discuss the developing story at his 2:30 news conference.

The Falcons will be in need of additional players during their bye week.

After the first game of the season, the Falcons worked out wide receivers Courtney Roby, Lavelle Hawkins and Mohamed Massaquoi.

Roby was a third-round pick by the Tennessee Titans in the 2005 draft out of Indiana. He’s also spent time in the NFL with the Bengals, Colts and Saints.

Hawkins, a former fourth-round pick in 2008, has since signed with San Diego.

Massaquoi, who played at Georgia, played for the Browns and the Jets. He finished his career in Athens with 158 catches for 2,282 yards and 16 touchdowns.

He started 43 of 54 NFL games and caught 118 passes for 1,745 yards and seven touchdowns.