Julio Jones finding fit with Tennessee


NASHVILLE (WDEF) — One plus one equals two — and two is always better than one, especially when you’re talking about pro-bowl receivers — which is exactly what the Titans now have. Julio Jones making his field debut in Nashville today. Cue the quaking of defensive coordinators.

The Falcons all-time leading receiver doesn’t immediately come in as the Titans number 1 receiver — given AJ Brown’s success. Jones says he’s not worried about targets or stats — he just wants to help the team win.

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Jones missed seven games — including the last four — in 2020 due to a strained left hamstring. However, he told Titans fans not to worry. He feels fast and strong.

“I didn’t take enough time to heal up properly, but that was my decision to go out there and just playing,” Jones said. “There’s no excuse for things like that. I’ll be ready to go. For those who are questioning my health and things like that, just stay tuned.”

For the Atlanta fans who have tuned out so far, Jones says the trade deal was a mutual agreement between him and the Falcons. He also added that his trade request had nothing to do with the firing of former head coach Dan Quinn.

“I just want to thank Atlanta,” Jones said. “It was home for me for the last decade. The fanbase, the Atlanta Falcons, the whole organization. Without them, they gave me the opportunity to showcase my ability and what I can do and actually love the game.”

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Angela joined the News 12 team in November of 2017 as the weekend sports anchor and reporter. Angela is a proud member of an Army family, which means she has hometowns all over the Eastern Seaboard. Most recently, she calls Peachtree City, Georgia, home, where she graduated from Trinity Christian School and spent her free time driving her purple golf cart. She then headed to Milledgeville, Georgia, to attend Georgia College and State University. A proud Bobcat, Angela graduated Summa Cum Laude with a BA in Mass Communication and represented her December 2016 class as one of three valedictorians. Angela comes to the Scenic City from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, where she worked at the NBC affiliate, WMBF News. Before the big move, she worked as Georgia College's Sports Information Assistant, which let her get paid to be the Bobcats' biggest fan. It all started in Savannah, Georgia, though, where she interned for SAV's number one station, WTOC. When she's not working, you can find Angela watching the New York Giants, Rangers or basically any other game that's on. She also loves traveling, hiking and exploring new places, all with her camera in hand. If you have any story ideas, big or small, feel free to reach out to her on Facebook and Twitter, or email her at amoryan@wdef.com."