Update: To clarify, Jones is being signed to the practice squad, but the expectation is that he will soon be elevated to the active roster.
The #Eagles are actually signing Julio Jones to their practice squad, source said, though expect a quick elevation and/or signing to the 53-man roster when he gets up to speed. Most signings this time of year start on the PS to manage rosters. This is another example.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 17, 2023
The Philadelphia Eagles are signing veteran wide receiver Julio Jones to a one-year deal, per Adam Schefter. The move comes after the Eagles added WR Quez Watkins to injured reserve with a hamstring injury. Jones brings a veteran presence to the young receiving corps, and will slot in behind A.J. Brown and DeVonta Smith.
Jones most recently played 10 games for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last season. He only tallied 299 yards on 24 receptions with two touchdowns. The yards and scores are what we were used to seeing from Jones in his prime, but the 34-year-old is battling Father Time at the end of his career. If he is active for a game for Philly it will be his 13th NFL season.
Jones will look to provide helpful depth behind Brown and Smith. Jones played alongside Brown in 2021 when they were both with the Tennessee Titans. He also played with Eagles WR Olamide Zaccheaus when both were with the Atlanta Falcons, where Jones spent the first 10 seasons of his career.