Wide receiver Julio Jones, on pace for a 120-catch season with the Atlanta Falcons, likely played his last game in 2013 on Monday. Jones is awaiting a second opinion for what the team fears is a season-ending foot injury.
The Falcons are entering the bye week 1-4 after advancing to the NFC Championship game last season.
Jones caught eight passes for 99 yards Monday in a loss to the New York Jets. He had X-rays after the game and walked into the locker room with an exaggerated limp.
With fellow Pro Bowl wide receiver Roddy White fighting injuries -- he was limited Monday by a hamstring injury and missed time in September with a high ankle sprain -- the Falcons' offense is already greatly depleted.
Offseason acquisition Steven Jackson was expected to bring balance to the offense and replace Michael Turner, who was released.
Jackson hasn't played since he logged three carries for zero yards Week 2 against the St. Louis Rams because of a thigh injury. Jackson has 14 carries for 77 yards.
The bright spot in the offense has been elder statesman Tony Gonzalez. He's second on the team with 33 receptions and has a team-best three touchdowns.