Entering Monday Night Football, Julio Jones was considered questionable. His night would end after just one half of play.
The Atlanta Falcons announced early in the second half of Monday's 30-16 loss to the Green Bay Packers that their star receiver would not return after aggravating the hamstring injury that initially jeopardized his status.
NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported that Jones was dragged down awkwardly on a play in the first half and was in some discomfort on the sideline. He added that Jones stretched it out and came back into the game, but never re-emerged from the locker room after halftime.
The 31-year-old receiver has been dealing with the same nagging hamstring issue off and on in recent weeks. Jones missed Week 3 against the Bears because of the injury and was limited in practice in the days leading up to Monday's contest.
Prior to its premature end, Jones' night did feature a bit of history as the multi-time Pro Bowler passed Falcons legend Roddy White to become the franchise's all-time receptions leader (809). He accomplished the feat in the first quarter after hauling in his first target for eight yards. He caught all four of his targets for 32 yards.