33 Facts About Deion Jones

1. Deion Jones committed himself to play college football for the Fighting Tigers of Louisiana State University after receiving a late offer from them in December 2011.

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2. Deion Jones originally committed to the University of Nebraska to play college football but changed his commitment to Louisiana State University.

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3. Deion Jones portrayed Thursday that the Falcons defense will be eager to improve next season after a rocky 2018 campaign.

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4. Deion Jones began being known as "War Daddy" during his stint at LSU.

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5. Deion Jones was activated off injured reserve on November 13, 2018.

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6. Deion Jones credits Worrilow for guiding him through the beginning of his career and stated Worrilow acted as a mentor even though Jones was drafted with the intent of eventually replacing him.

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7. Deion Jones was ranked the sixth best outside linebacker prospect in the draft by NFLDraftScout.

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8. Deion Jones attended private workouts and visits with multiple teams, including the New Orleans Saints, Indianapolis Colts, Philadelphia Eagles, New York Jets, and San Francisco 49ers.

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9. Deion Jones had an excellent overall performance in the combine drills and positional drills and his 40-yard dash would've finished first among all linebackers at the NFL combine.

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10. Deion Jones put up 547 yards against the Tar Heels The Blue Devils average 245.6 yards per game through the air and 174.2 on the ground.

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11. Deion Jones has been at a few of the Atlanta Falcons' recent practices in an individual capacity, but on Wednesday took part in his first practice with the team as a member of the active roster.

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12. Deion Jones will not play Sunday for the Atlanta Falcons against the Dallas Cowboys, as the team wants to be assured he's fully healthy in his return from a foot injury sustained in Week 1.

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13. Deion Jones has been activated and can officially suit up this week against the Cowboys.

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14. Deion Jones has taken another step closer to his return for the Atlanta Falcons.

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15. Deion Jones has not played since injuring his foot in Week 1 against the Philadelphia Eagles.

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16. Deion Jones is on track to return to the middle of Atlanta's defense.

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17. The Atlanta Falcons have Deion Jones back on the active roster after a foot injury in Week 1 caused the middle linebacker to miss the next eight games.

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18. Deion Jones participated in practice on Wednesday and has been designated to return from IR, per Pro Football Talk.

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19. On September 11, 2018, Deion Jones was placed on injured reserve with a foot injury.

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20. On January 16, 2018, Deion Jones was named to his first Pro Bowl as a replacement for injured Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly.

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21. Deion Jones was inactive for the Falcons' Week 5 victory at the Denver Broncos, after sustaining an ankle injury the previous week.

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22. On December 8, 2015, it was announced that Deion Jones had accepted his invitation to play in the 2016 Senior Bowl.

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23. Deion Jones pulled himself out of the game in the first half and was risking those kinds of yards", intoned announcer Troy Aikman on the Fox broadcast.

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24. Deion Jones will be back in the lineup this week at Green Bay be risking those kinds of yards", intoned announcer Troy Aikman on the Fox broadcast.

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25. Deion Jones had both feet taped and did very little at the team's walk-through.

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26. Deion Jones will be eligible to return from injured reserve in three weeks.

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27. Deion Jones entered training camp slated as the starting middle linebacker after Paul Worrilow departed for the Detroit Lions in free agency.

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28. On January 14, 2017, Deion Jones started his first career playoff game and made five combined tackles, broke up a pass, and intercepted Russell Wilson as they defeated the Seattle Seahawks in the NFC Divisional round.

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29. On March 14, 2016, Deion Jones attended LSU's pro day and chose to perform positional drills and all of the combine drills, but opted to stand on his broad jump performance.

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30. Deion Jones was one of 34 collegiate linebackers to attend the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, Indiana and completed most of the drills, but opted to skip the three-cone drill, short shuttle, and bench press.

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31. Deion Jones has progressed well in his recovery from a foot injury sustained during Atlanta's season-opener, and Week 10 is the earliest he's eligible to begin practicing.

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32. Deion Jones was at the Atlanta Falcons' most recent practice, even if the middle linebacker technically wasn't with the team as he continues to recover from his foot injury.

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33. Deion Jones has progressed well in his recovery from a foot injury sustained during Atlanta's season-opener, and Week 10 is the earliest he's eligible to begin.

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