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Julio Jones entered Sunday’s game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers battling a knee injury, and he may have re-aggravated it in the first half.

Jones limped off the field late in the second quarter after being targeted on a Matt Ryan pass that fell incomplete. He then headed to the locker room early and waved to some fans in the stands on his way out.

Jones sat out Wednesday’s practice before being limited on Thursday, which may have had as much to do with veteran maintenance as the actual injury. However, the Falcons have been eliminated from playoff contention and had nothing to play for in Week 17, so it would not be a surprise if they play it safe with their franchise receiver.

This article first appeared on Larry Brown Sports and was syndicated with permission.



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Can you name the player with the most receiving yards in a game for every NFL franchise?

An asterisk (*) indicates the player set the record while the team was located in another city and/or went by a different name.

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TIME:
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ARZ / 256 / 1962
Sonny Randle
ATL / 300 / 2016
Julio Jones
BAL / 258 / 1999
Qadry Ismail
BUF / 265 / 2006
Lee Evans
CAR / 201 / 2005
Steve Smith
CHI / 249 / 2013
Alshon Jeffery
CIN / 260 / 2006
Chad Johnson
CLE / 261 / 2013
Josh Gordon
DAL / 250 / 2009
Miles Austin
DEN / 226 / 2014
Demaryius Thomas
DET / 329 / 2013
Calvin Johnson
GB / 257 / 1956
Billy Howton
HOU / 273 / 2012
Andre Johnson
IND* / 224 / 1957
Raymond Berry
JAX / 291 / 2000
Jimmy Smith
KC / 309 / 1985
Stephone Paige
LAC* / 260 / 1982
Wes Chandler
LAR / 336 / 1989
Flipper Anderson
MIA / 253 / 2012
Brian Hartline
MIN / 210 / 1976
Sammy White
NE / 217 / 2011
Wes Welker
NO / 211 / 2018
Michael Thomas
NYG / 269 / 1962
Del Shofner
NYJ / 228 / 1968
Don Maynard
OAK / 247 / 1963
Art Powell
PHI / 237 / 1961
Tommy McDonald
PIT / 284 / 2015
Antonio Brown
SEA / 261 / 1987
Steve Largent
SF / 289 / 1995
Jerry Rice
TB / 216 / 2012
Vincent Jackson
TEN* / 272 / 1961
Charley Hennigan
WAS / 255 / 1987
Anthony Allen

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