Matt Ryan does love giving out verbal bouquets to Julio Jones.
After Sunday morning’s practice, Ryan told Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com that Jones is “the most humble and hard-working receiver in the game today.” When Ryan spoke to Falcons reporter Kelsey Conway he had similar sentiments, “Julio Jones is the premier receiver in the league and there’s no doubt about it.”
I don’t blame him especially when Ryan has thrown 12,000 yards and 57 touchdowns to Julio Jones for the last nine years.
Jones is heading into his 10th year and will continue to be a top-ranked fantasy pick at receiver.
You can’t argue with a guy who had 1394 yards and six touchdowns in a bull/bear season like the Falcons had in 2019.
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RB/WR Montgomery Impresses at Saints Camp
Ty Montgomery is putting on a show at Saints training camp.
According to John Sigler of the Saints Wire, Montgomery’s work ethic is catching the eye of running back coach Joel Thomas and receivers coach Curtis Johnson. Johnson said, “He’s been spending most of time in the running backs room. I love what I see. He has great hands, he can run real, real well. He’s a catch-and-run guy.”
In 62 games (including playoffs), Montgomery has only garnished 2,185 yards from scrimmage and three touchdowns.
One can only imagine if head coach Sean Payton can tap into the same brand of versatility with Montgomery that he created with Alvin Kamara. Although, it’s worth noting that Montgomery is behind Kamara and Latavius Murray on New Orleans’ depth chart.
Packers WR St. Brown Given Clean Bill of Health
Equanimous St. Brown is back and it is good news for the Packers’ receiving corps.
The 2018 sixth-round draft pick was plagued with a high ankle sprain in 2019. It led him to have surgery and miss the season.
According to Ryan Wood of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, St. Brown said, “I thought for a minute I was able to go halfway through the season,” St. Brown continues, “Once I found out I needed surgery, they put me on IR for the year.”
In his rookie year in 2018, he was a solid target with 21 catches for 328 yards.