Jones led the Falcons with 83 receptions for 1,409 yards and six touchdowns, but quarterback Matt Ryan threw 38 touchdown passes this season to an NFL-record 13 different receivers. The Falcons also ranked fifth in rushing, led by Devonta Freeman’s 1,079 yards.
“It’s not just Julio,” Patriots safety Patrick Chung said before mentioning receivers Mohamed Sanu and Taylor Gabriel. “You have to really just slow them all down, do the best you can at slowing them all down just enough to get this win.”
When the Packers held Jones to just three catches for 29 yards in Week 8, it was Sanu who came through with nine receptions for 84 yards and the game-winning score. Sanu had five receptions on the final drive, ending with his 11-yard touchdown as he and Jones ran a crossing route.
Receiver could be in play with DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon potentially gone, but Washington adding to the defensive front seven is more likely. Cunningham is the inside linebacker presence and leader they need.
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Authentic Kids Johnny Damon Jersey After adding to their secondary earlier in this round, the Titans should look to give Marcus Mariota a game-changing receiving weapon. Ross is our top rated receiver and has similar athleticism and flashes that Odell Beckham Jr. showed at LSU.
It’s hard for the Redskins to justify pushing the limits with their money again after they worked so hard to get out of salary cap hell. Retaining everybody in free agency would be a lot to invest in the passing game, especially when they have several defensive needs. And their best veteran defensive lineman, Chris Baker, is about to hit the market, too.
Other teams will be more able to give Garcon and/or Jackson the money and parameters they want. While keeping only Garcon would be ideal for Washington, that seems unlikelier as his demands grow.