Julio Jones up for ‘Rookie of Week’ honors
110812 Atlanta - Smoke and fire surround Atlanta Falcons rookie wide receiver Julio Jones as he enters the stadium to take on the Miami Dolphins at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta on Friday, August 12, 2011. Curtis Compton firstname.lastname@example.org
Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones is one of the finalists for the Pepsi NFL rookie of the week honors it was announced on Tuesday.
Jones was targeted 17 times in the Falcons’ 30-28 victory of the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday. He caught 11 passes for 127 yards.
Falcons fans can vote for Jones NFL.com/rookies through Friday at noon. The winner will be announced Friday on NFL Total Access on NFL Network and on NFL.com.
Here are the other candidates:
- San Diego Chargers CB Marcus Gilchrist had six tackles, an interception and two passes deflected in his first career start in the Chargers’ 26-16 win over the Miami Dolphins.
- Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green had four catches for 118 yards in the Bengals’ 23-20 victory over the Buffalo Bills.
- Washington Redskins LB Ryan Kerrigan had six tackles, a sack and a forced fumble in the Redskins’ 17-10 victory over the St. Louis Rams.
- Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton threw for 374 yards, one touchdown and one interception, and rushed for 35 yards and two scores in the Panthers’ 34-29 loss to the Chicago Bears.
–D. Orlando Ledbetter, The Atlanta Falcons beat blog
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