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Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Julio Jones is reportedly dealing with a partially torn PCL in his knee, which is a lot more than the organization has been saying about it.
Jones was listed as questionable for this contest, but it seemed like he was wishful thinking. FOX Sports first reported that Jones was dealing with the big knee problem.
Reporters at the Buccaneers-Green Bay Packers game said Jones didn’t even try to warm up before the game to see if he would be available for quarterback Tom Brady to throw to him on Sunday afternoon.
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The Bucs were heading into this contest against Aaron Rodgers and the Packers already without top wide receivers Mike Evans, who was suspended for his role in a fight with New Orleans Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore last week, and Chris Godwin. , who is dealing with a hamstring injury. .
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So, Brady had to go into this game with starting running back Leonard Fournette and wide receivers Breshad Perriman, Russell Gage Jr., Scotty Miller and Cole Beasley, who recently signed with Tampa.
Perriman and Gage already fumbled in the contest.
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Jones was impactful in the Bucs’ Week 1 win over the Dallas Cowboys, totaling 69 yards on three catches (five targets) and making two rushing sweeps for a combined 17 yards. He also said that he felt in the best shape he has been in for quite some time heading into the season.
This injury could keep him out longer than expected.
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Jones is currently playing in his 12th NFL season.