Julio Jones will make his Eagles debut on Sunday night after signing with the team on October 17. The veteran wide receiver is entering his 13th season in the league. He was elevated from the practice squad for the Dolphins game.
Last year, Jones caught 24 passes for 299 yards and a pair of scores in 10 games with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He was with the Tennessee Titans the season before after spending his first 10 years in the league with the Atlanta Falcons.
In 155 games, the seven-time Pro Bowl selection has caught 903 passes for 13,629 yards and 81 touchdowns.
A two-time first-team All-Pro pick and a member of the NFL's All-Decade Team for the 2010s, Jones has three times led the NFL in receiving yards per game, has twice paced the league in receiving yards for the season, and his 136 receptions, 1,871 yards, and 116.9 yards per game topped the NFL in all three categories in the 2015 season.
He joins an already strong wide receiver room with A.J. Brown, DeVonta Smith, and others.
"The biggest thing for me is going out there and learning as much as I can right now," Jones said. "Wherever the team needs me to fill in at, I'm willing to do. I am a veteran. I can move around (the offense), whatever the case may be."
Get your first glimpse of the Kelly Green helmets on the field. Plus, Julio Jones participated in his first full practice as an Eagle on Thursday.
Cornerback Mekhi Garner, who made his NFL debut last week against the Jets, has been elevated from the practice squad for a second consecutive game.
Garner played 23 defensive snaps in Week 6, replacing the injured Reed Blankenship at safety in the second half. Blankenship suffered injured ribs and will not play against the Dolphins.
"I think it was more we had invested some time and some tasks and when we felt Mekhi was suited for that situation in that moment when we needed somebody to come up and he did a good job," said Defensive Coordinator Sean Desai. "Got his feet wet early and he settled in."
Listed as a corner, the undrafted free agent can also fill in at safety and will provide depth for the secondary on Sunday. – Written by Owen Boyle