NFL Notes: Julio Jones, Eagles, Giants, Patriots, Rams

Julio Jones

  • Ian Rapoport reports that Falcons WR Julio Jones is having foot surgery on Monday. Although, it’s considered to be a minor procedure that won’t affect his training camp availability.
  • Rapoport adds that Atlanta has left it open-ended this week regarding Jones and his possible surgery, but their stance has not changed.
  • However, the Falcons have denied that Jones has a surgery scheduled for Monday, but he does have a visit/exam scheduled. (D. Orlando Ledbetter)


Alex Marvez of the Sporting News tells 97.5 the Fanatic that he wouldn’t get his hopes up about WR DeSean Jackson returning to the Eagles.

“I wouldn’t get your hopes up too high about DeSean Jackson coming back to Philadelphia,” Marvez said, via Bleeding Green Nation. “I’ve been told that’s probably not going to happen.”


  • The New York Giants announced that they’ve promoted Rob Leonard to assistant defensive line coach, hired Bobby Blick as a defensive assistant and Pratik Patel as director of performance nutrition/assistant strength and conditioning coach.


  • Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald reports the Patriots are exploring veteran backup quarterback options if they end up trading backup QB Jimmy Garoppolo.
  • Howe admits that there’s still no guarantee that Garoppolo will be traded. However, Howe says that one theory is that New England wants a first- and second-round draft pick in return for Garoppolo.


  • Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports spoke to Rams’ sources after he previously mentioned that they could be an option for Tony Romo who said that there’s “no chance” of them checking in Romo if/when he’s available.
  • According to Jason La Canfora, Rams CB Trumaine Johnson will sign his franchise tender in “short order.

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