Friday PM update: Head coach Todd Bowles has ruled Julio Jones out for Week 7, per Greg Auman.
Friday update: Jones wasn’t practicing during the media window, per Rick Stroud. He could stilll get a limited practice in, but it sure doesn’t seem like he’ll play this week, as Stroud says the team is playing the long game with him
I don’t think so. Playing the long game with Julio. https://t.co/BN3zdZqMWg— Rick Stroud (@NFLSTROUD) October 21, 2022
Thursday update: Maybe some good news here, as Jones was spotted on Thursday. We’ll see if he can get in a limited practice.
And Julio Jones is practicing today, here warming up with Chris Godwin before practice. pic.twitter.com/vX6iL4P6IX— Greg Auman (@gregauman) October 20, 2022
Thursday update: Jones was once again not practicing on Thursday, per Rick Stroud. It looks like he will miss another week
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers still don’t have wide receiver Julio Jones back practicing to start Week 7, per Rick Stroud. Jones didn’t practice all last week. This isn’t a good start for a possible return this week against the Panthers.
Jones, when and if he gets healthy, will likely get plenty of rest days, but he’ll need to get back to practice for a chance to play this week. The good news for the Buccaneers is that Chris Godwin and Russell Gage have had relatively sound health of late even though they’ve had some limitations at practice as the team tries to get their wide receiver group healthy.
Fantasy football implications for Week 7
Jones will need to prove he can go a whole game without missing time due to injuries before we can really count on him in fantasy. He’s probably not rostering at this point.