Falcons Place LB Deion Jones On Injured Reserve


The Atlanta Falcons announced Tuesday that they’ve placed LB Deion Jones on injured reserve after suffering a foot injury in Thursday’s game against the Eagles.

“Following the game last Thursday, Deion reported soreness in his foot, so we sent him for further tests,” said Head Coach Dan Quinn. “We got the results of those tests back today, and he, unfortunately, will require a procedure that will result in us having to place him on injured reserve. We are bummed for Deion, but we do expect to get him back at some point this season. He represents all that we are looking for in a Falcon player, and while he will not be on the field for us right now, he will continue to have a presence in our building.

Other roster moves from Atlanta include:

  • Falcons promoted RB Brian Hill to the active roster.
  • Falcons signed WR Julian Williams to their practice squad.
  • Falcons released DT Jacob Tuioti-Mariner from their practice squad.

The Falcons’ practice squad now consists of:

  1. QB Kurt Benkert
  2. OT Daniel Brunskill
  3. TE Jaeden Graham
  4. TE Alex Gray (International)
  5. WR Devin Gray
  6. C J.C. Hassenauer
  7. DB Ryan Neal
  8. RB Brian Hill
  9. LB Richard Jarvissa
  10. WR Christian Blake
  11. WR Julian Williams

Jones, 23, is a former second-round pick of the Falcons back in 2016. He’s currently in the third year of his four-year, $4.546 million contract and set to make base salaries of $863,240 and $1.07 million over the final two years of the agreement.

In 2018, Jones has appeared in one game and recorded nine tackles, an interception and two pass defenses.

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