Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith plans to be cautious with rookie wide receiver Julio Jones.
Jones exited Sunday's game against the NFC South rival New Orleans Saints after aggravating his right hamstring. Jones had missed two games earlier in the season with an injury to his left hamstring.
"We have to make sure we make the right decision for putting a player back out on the field for a short-term goal and hurt us for a long-term goal," Smith told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
The sixth overall pick of the 2011 draft, Jones has 30 receptions for 498 yards and two touchdowns this season.