The Falcons kickoff on Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks but not every player will be at full speed. While the big news was Kendall Sheffield was already ruled out, Julio Jones is reportedly dealing with some hamstring issue before the start of the season.
Hamstring injuries are pretty common for Julio, as far as his injuries go. The injuries have rarely kept Jones out of games, as he has missed only 4 games in the last 6 seasons, with the only notable missed time being when a bone in his surgically-repaired ankle broke in 2013.
This year, Jones was limited ahead of Game 1 in practice. Per ESPN’s Vaughn McClure, Jones is fully expected to play. The Falcons almost certainly want to give Jones as much rest as possible, such as the veteran days they have been giving to Todd Gurley and Alex Mack.
Julio Jones limited by hamstring Friday but status not in doubt for the game. pic.twitter.com/Iut8K6xa9K— vaughn mcclure (@vxmcclure23) September 11, 2020
What does this mean for Jones? Likely not much. There is always a chance he can aggravate the injury. However, we have seen for years Jones dealing with similar injuries and still outplaying nearly any corner in the league. He should be started in all fantasy football leagues without concern.