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Julio Jones is OUT for Week 7 vs. Panthers

We break down the news that Julio Jones has a knee injury. What it means for Week 7 and beyond.

Julio Jones #6 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers looks on against the Kansas City Chiefs during the first quarter at Raymond James Stadium on October 02, 2022 in Tampa, Florida. Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

Friday PM update: Head coach Todd Bowles has ruled Julio Jones out for Week 7, per Greg Auman.

Friday update: Jones wasn’t practicing during the media window, per Rick Stroud. He could stilll get a limited practice in, but it sure doesn’t seem like he’ll play this week, as Stroud says the team is playing the long game with him

Thursday update: Maybe some good news here, as Jones was spotted on Thursday. We’ll see if he can get in a limited practice.

Thursday update: Jones was once again not practicing on Thursday, per Rick Stroud. It looks like he will miss another week

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers still don’t have wide receiver Julio Jones back practicing to start Week 7, per Rick Stroud. Jones didn’t practice all last week. This isn’t a good start for a possible return this week against the Panthers.

Jones, when and if he gets healthy, will likely get plenty of rest days, but he’ll need to get back to practice for a chance to play this week. The good news for the Buccaneers is that Chris Godwin and Russell Gage have had relatively sound health of late even though they’ve had some limitations at practice as the team tries to get their wide receiver group healthy.

Fantasy football implications for Week 7

Jones will need to prove he can go a whole game without missing time due to injuries before we can really count on him in fantasy. He’s probably not rostering at this point.