The Philadelphia Eagles have made an exciting addition to their roster by signing seven-time Pro Bowl wide receiver, Julio Jones, on Tuesday.
Jones boasts an impressive career with two first-team All-Pro honors and a place on the NFL’s All-Decade Team for the 2010s. As he enters his 13th NFL season, the future Hall of Fame wide receiver has joined the Eagles, marking the second seasoned veteran they’ve added recently. The Eagles had previously signed cornerback Bradley Roby on October 3rd. Roby made his debut for the Eagles in a Week 5 showdown against the Los Angeles Rams, contributing with 25 snaps in their 23-14 victory.
Julio Jones’ acquisition brings to mind the signings of Linval Joseph and Ndamukong Suh during the 2022 season. Back then, after defensive tackle Jordan Davis was placed on injured reserve, the Eagles added Suh and Joseph, and both played crucial roles in the Eagles’ journey to Super Bowl LVII. The Eagles were in need of more wide receiver depth after slot wideout Quez Watkins landed on the injured reserve list just before their Week 6 matchup against the Jets.
At the age of 34, Jones may not be the same player he was during his prime years with the Falcons, but his experience and skills could still be of significant value to the Eagles, especially in a limited number of snaps. It’s worth noting that Jones has faced challenges in recent seasons, dealing with knee and hamstring injuries. Over the past three years, he hasn’t played in more than 10 games in a single season.
Julio Jones was originally a first-round draft pick from the University of Alabama in 2011 by the Falcons, where he spent the first decade of his career. He then played the 2021 season with the Tennessee Titans and the 2022 season with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. During his time with the Buccaneers, Jones caught 24 passes for 299 yards and scored twice in 10 games.