Atlanta's game-changing wideout returned to the field on Friday after missing the past two days with his nagging hip injury.
After Jones hauled in seven balls for 107 yards in last week's win over the Saints, it was no surprise to see the team rest their most potent weapon this week.
A fully operational Jones at home against the Panthers has the potential to cause major problems for a Carolina defense that has allowed a touchdown on 65.9 percent of red zone drives this season, second worst in the NFL.
Here's what else you need to know from Friday's bustling injury report:
- Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green (arm) went full in practice and is probable for Sunday's game against the Steelers.
- Chargers running back Ryan Mathews and punter Mike Scifres are out for Sunday's game against the Chiefs, according to the team. Wide receiver Keenan Allen is doubtful, guard Chris Watt is questionable and quarterback Philip Rivers, defensive end Corey Liuget and cornerback Shareece Wright are probable. Here's more on the injured Bolts.
- With Ravens right tackle Ricky Wagner placed on season-ending injured reserve, the team is keeping a close eye on the availability of bookend Eugene Monroe. The left tackle missed Friday's session with the ankle injury he suffered in Sunday's loss to the Texans. He is doubtful for the must-win Browns tilt. Defensive end Chris Canty (ankle/thigh), linebacker Terrell Suggs (back/thigh) and running back Fitzgerald Touissaint (ribs) are all questionable.
San Francisco will be without Stevie Johnson (knee), Carlos Hyde (ankle) and Eric Reed (concussion) for the regular-season finale vs. Arizona.