Falcons place former LSU linebacker Deion Jones on injured reserve – (NOLA.COM) Saints News

NOLA.COM – Falcons place former LSU linebacker Deion Jones on injured
reserve – (NOLA.COM)

The New Orleans Saints will face an Atlanta Falcons team in Week 3 that will not have Pro Bowl linebacker Deion Jones on the field. The Falcons put the former LSU standout on injured reserve Tuesday (Sept. 11) due to a foot injury in the opener Thursday that will require surgery, the team said.

“We are bummed for Deion, but we do expect to get him back at some point this season,” Falcons coach Dan Quinn said in a statement. “He represents all that we are looking for in a Falcon player, and while he will not be on the field for us right now, he will continue to have a presence in our building.”

Quinn said Jones reported soreness in the foot after the opener, so the team sent him for further testing. The results of those test came back Tuesday.

Jones has played some of his better games against the Saints. His interception in the end zone last season sealed a Falcons win in Atlanta.

Jones has 253 career tackles, 23 pass defenses, seven interceptions and two touchdowns in the three seasons since the Falcons selected him in the second round of the 2016 NFL Draft.

The move came one day after the Falcons put safety Keanu Neal in injured reserve.

Read the NOLA.COM article: www.nola.com/saints/index.ssf/2018/09/deion_jones_injured_reserve.html

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