NFL news roundup: Julio Jones' season is over, Champ Bailey is a full participant at practice

Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

The Atlanta Falcons season took another rough turn with Julio Jones having season ending ankle injury. That story, plus more from Champ Bailey, "Hard Knocks" and Darren McFadden.

The Atlanta Falcons' season keeps getting worse after it was announced that Julio Jones will undergo season-ending ankle surgery next Monday. Jones had upped his play while fellow wide receiver Roddy White dealt with a high-ankle sprain, and is currently second in the league in receiving yards with 580.

Jones suffered the injury during the Falcons' loss to the Jets on Monday night and sought out a second opinion on Wednesday, but still received the same grave news. Without Jones, the 1-4 Falcons will have to rely more heavily on tight end Tony Gonzalez and veteran receiver Harry Douglas to fill the void until White is fully healthy.

Atlanta Falcons plan to sign wide receiver Brian Robiskie

The Falcons heard the Jones news, an immediately went out trying to fill his open position. Atlanta held a workout on Wednesday and plans to offer a contract to wide receiver Brian RobiskieD. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal Constitution reported.

Robiskie was drafted by the Cleveland Browns in 2009, and has 43 receptions for 485 yards and four touchdowns over his career. He is the son of Falcons wide receiver coach Terry Robiskie. He appeared in six games with the Detroit Lions last season, totaling four receptions for 44 yards and a touchdown.

Champ Bailey has first full practice of the year

The Denver Broncos have been rolling this year, but they've been doing it without one of the top cornerbacks in the league while Champ Bailey recovers from a foot injury. On Wednesday, he finally had his first full practice, and coach John Fox said the cornerback had a very good workout. Bailey is coming off a Pro-Bowl season where he played every game and finished with 66 tackles and two interceptions. Bailey injured his left foot at Seattle in an exhibition game on Aug. 17.

Jim Harbaugh wouldn't mind being on HBO's "Hard Knocks"

San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh is a fan of the HBO documentary series "Hard Knocks" and said he would not turn down the opportunity to be featured, according to NFL.com. Harbaugh is no stranger to the television screen, on and off the field as shown by commercial spots with Pepsi and Visa.

It might be a dream that won't come true however, as the 49ers would have to volunteer to let viewers see the San Francisco locker room. Even then, they might have to wait a bit as the San Diego Chargers are reportedly interested in appearing in the 2014 version of the show.

Raiders get good injury news at running back

Both Darren McFadden and Rashad Jennings returned to practice on Wednesday, albeit somewhat limited. McFadden was inactive in Week 5 with a hamstring injury, while Jennings started in McFadden's place but lasted into just the second quarter before he left the game with his own hamstring injury. The Raiders are one of the better running teams in the league and take on the 5-0 Chiefs this week.

More from SB Nation NFL

The Notebook: Blame Brady, Jeffery's jump, Jacksonville joke

Houston fans harass Matt Schaub at his home | Fumblr: Rock bottom

PFT Commenter: Week 5's road graders & lunch pail heroes

Julio Jones could be done for the year

NFL Power Rankings: Chiefs and Colts climbing

Bois: The Quarterback Internet Hate Index

Latest News

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.