Julio Jones Returns To Falcons Friday Week 13 Practice

Julio Jones missed Week 6 with a hamstring injury and his status for Week 7 is yet to be determined.

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Michael Turner, Julio Jones Injury Update: Falcons Playmakers Return To Practice Friday

The Atlanta Falcons welcomed back two of their biggest playmakers on Friday as running back Michael Turner and wide receiver Julio Jones both returned to practice. Both players sat out Wednesday and Thursday practices after playing in week twelve against the Minnesota Vikings.

Michael Turner has been dealing with a nagging groin injury following offseason surgery. Although Turner has been dealing with the injury, he has put together a very solid 2011 campaign for the Falcons. He's had one bad game, one subpar game and the other nine games have been anywhere from strong to mind-blowing. He will face a Houston Texans defense that is solid against the run, although not as good as they are against the pass. Given the Texans injury issues, if the Falcons can grab an early lead, Turner could be in line for a big game running out the clock.

Julio Jones has been dealing with a nagging hamstring injury that has cost him two games and part of a third. When healthy he has put up some monster numbers. He is coming off back-to-back poor outings with two catches for nine yards over the last two games combined. It remains to be seen if that is due to his hamstring or Matt Ryan simply looking elsewhere. His upside is huge, but unless you have no other options, start him with caution on Sunday.

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Julio Jones Injury Update: Falcons Receiver Strains Hamstring

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones left Sunday's game against the New Orleans Saints after once again straining his balky hamstring. Jones had two receptions for nine yards in the first half before having the injury flair up. Jones had missed several games with the injury before returning last week against the Indianapolis Colts with a monster performance. Jones tried to get back in the second half, but the team sat him down the rest of the game.

Head coach Mike Smith will chat with the media on Monday and I would imagine he'll get some questions about Jones' injury. The Falcons return to practice on Wednesday, so we may not get any sort of update on Jones' status until that first practice participation report. Hopefully though, we'll get some more information on Monday.

Once again, Harry Douglas emerged in the absence of Julio Jones. Douglas finished the game as the Falcons leader with eight receptions and 133 yards. Roddy White is the big threat on the Falcons, but when Jones is down, defenders lock in on him a bit more, to the benefit of receivers like Harry Douglas.

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Julio Jones Injury Update: Falcons WR Returns To Practice

The Atlanta Falcons wrapped up their bye week by returning to practice on Monday and they received some good news. Wide receiver Julio Jones returned to practice, and barring a setback he would seem likely to return to the field this coming Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts. The Colts are a fantastic fantasy matchup for wide receivers, so if he is back, you will want him back in your lineup.

Jones has been out since suffering a hamstring injury week five against the Green Bay Packers. Hamstrings are always tough injuries, especially for skill position players. Jones sat out two games and the bye week and that would appear to have him sufficiently back on track.

Harry Douglas had filled in the starting role in Jones absence and put together a pair of solid performances, twice leading the Falcons in receiving yards. It will be interesting to see how the Falcons use Douglas now that Jones is back on the field.

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Julio Jones Injury: Falcons WR Misses Practice Again

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones missed a second straight day of practice and is looking like a game-time decision against the Lions, at best right now. Jones sat out Wednesday's practice with a hamstring injury that knocked him out of the Falcons loss to the Packers two Sundays ago.

The Falcons face the Lions this Sunday and then have a bye week. While Jones will likely be a last minute decision, the odds are high that he does not play this weekend. The addition of a bye week on the other end of this makes the decision a little easier, even though the Falcons have a huge game this weekend. A re-aggravation of the injury could result in multiple more weeks off for Jones.

In the meantime, Harry Douglas will look to build on a couple big catches against Carolina as he will likely once again get the start opposite Roddy White. Douglas finished with only two catches but combined them for 57 yards. Roddy White and Tony Gonzalez remain the leading targets, but Matt Ryan will look to spread it around against the Lions.

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Julio Jones Injury Update: Falcons WR Misses Wednesday Practice

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones missed Wednesday's practice as he continues to try and rehabilitate his injured hamstring. Jones injured the hamstring late in the third quarter of the Falcons loss to the Packers in week five and missed the entire week of practice in week six. A continued absence from practice already this week would indicate he is likely to be no better than a game-time decision on Sunday against the Lions.

Without Jones in the lineup against the Falcons, the Falcons spread the ball around quite liberally with no receiver catching more than three passes. Tony Gonzalez led the team with three receptions, while Harry Douglas led the team with 57 yards. Ovie Mughelli had the only touchdown reception.

For fantasy purposes, Harry Douglas could prove to be a decent pass catching option in bye weeks. The Falcons have a bye in week eight so he would be a very limited option. For now you will simply have to sit on Julio Jones for another couple weeks. Given the upcoming week eight bye, he should be good to go by the time week nine rolls around.

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Julio Jones Injury Update: Roddy White, Harry Douglas Look To Benefit

The Atlanta Falcons will be without their rookie wide receiver Julio Jones this Sunday against Carolina Panthers as coach Mike Smith has officially ruled him out. Jones has gotten back out running around and working with the training staff, but Smith is playing it safe with Jones hamstring injury. They can get easily aggravated so it makes sense for Atlanta to hold him out for the week.

In Jones' absence, Roddy White and Tony Gonzalez will get plenty of looks. However, in place of Jones, the Falcons will start Harry Douglas. They will also give additional playing time to Eric Weems and Kerry Meier. Weems and Meier are not worth rostering and Harry Douglas is only just barely a consideration if you are desperate for a receiver because of byes and injuries.

It would not be at all surprising to see Matt Ryan simply look much more frequently in Roddy White's direction on Sunday. Good coverage can slow White down, but any lack of production will not be for lack of passes.

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Julio Jones Injury: Falcons WR Ruled Out Week 6 Vs. Panthers

The Atlanta Falcons went through Wednesday's practice without rookie Julio Jones and they won't see him on Sunday when they play the Carolina Panthers. Head coach Mike Smith confirmed at his Wednesday press conference that Jones will miss Week 6 due to a hamstring injury. Smith adds that Jones is working with the Falcons training staff and is already ahead of schedule.

Jones suffered the injury last week against the Green Bay Packers, apparently tweaking his hamstring on a play in which he wasn't targeted.

Anytime you lose a receiver of his caliber, it's tough to replace him. Harry Douglas can expect to see some more snaps as can Kerry Meier.

Jones leads all rookies through five games with 25 receptions, but has yet to score a touchdown. The Falcons offense has been so-so all season and losing Jones certainly won't help things.

Check out SB Nation's The Falcoholic for more on Jones' injury and how long he'll be out.

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Julio Jones Injury Update: Falcons Receiver To Sit Out Wednesday Practice

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones left Sunday's loss to the Packers in the third quarter due to a hamstring injury, and it looks like the injury could cost him practice time and maybe a game. Jones is expected to sit out Wednesday's practice and then have the team re-evaluate him on Thursday. This follows a Tuesday report on Sportscenter in which John Clayton stated that the injury was a one-week deal.

Jones currently leads the team in receiving yards and was off to a solid start in his rookie campaign. He had not gotten into the end zone yet, but he was developing into a solid fantasy weapon. If he has to sit on Sunday, Harry Douglas would draw the start in his place. Douglas hasn't exactly wowed folks in limited looks so we could see Roddy White and Tony Gonzalez benefiting the most from Jones absence. Or White could suffer from more coverage rolled his way. You start Roddy White every week anyway, so it's more just something to have in the back of your mind.

We'll be back Thursday and Friday with practice participation reports and updated news on Julio Jones.

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Julio Jones Injury Will Cost Him Practice Time, Status For Week 6 Unknown

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones will miss practice on Wednesday with a hamstring injury. Falcons head coach Mike Smith told Sirius radio today that the team will rest Jones tomorrow, and then re-evaluate his status for practice on Thursday and Friday. His status for the Falcons' week 6 game against the Carolina Panthers is unknown at this time. 

Jones injured his hamstring in the fourth quarter of Sunday night's prime time game against the Packers. He injured his hamstring running a deep route in which he was not targeted. 

If Jones cannot play on Sunday, wide receiver Harry Douglas appears to be the most likely candidate to take over in the number two receiver spot, on the other side of Roddy White. Douglas has 11 catches for 80 yards this season. Jones leads the Falcons in receiving yards with 358 on 25 catches. His reception total leads all rookies, but Jones has yet to score a touchdown.

Atlanta's offense has underperformed this season, scoring an average of 20.8 points per game. The Falcons traded a total of five draft picks, including a first- and fourth-round pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, with Cleveland to move up and draft Jones with the sixth pick in this year's draft. 

Read more about the Falcons over at The Falcoholic, SB Nation's Atlanta Falcons community. 

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Julio Jones Injury: Falcons Wide Receiver Leaves Game With Hamstring Issue

A Julio Jones injury is the last thing the Atlanta Falcons needed as they look to come back during their Sunday Night Football meeting with the Green Bay Packers, but that's exactly what happened. The wide receiver went to the locker room with a hamstring injury during the fourth quarter.

Jones was held in check throughout the game with only one catch for 16 yards and the play. Unfortunately, the play that caused the injury wasn't even one where Jones was being targeted as he ran a deep route by Packers cornerback Sam Shields.

The Atlanta Falcons' official Twitter account reports that Jones is questionable to return, which is unfortunate news for the rookie during the fourth quarter of what should have been one of his best games of the year against the Packers' spotty defensive secondary.

For more on the Packers head over to Acme Packing Company. For more on the Falcons, check out The Falcoholic. Catch up on the rest of this week's action here.

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