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Michael Jenkins out 4-6 weeks

Falcons fans have often wondered aloud what their offense would look like if wide receiver Michael Jenkins was no longer in the starting lineup.  They might just get their wish.

Zach Klein of WSB in Atlanta reports that Jenkins will miss 4-6 weeks with a shoulder injury.  If the report proves correct, that would put Jenkins’ status for Week One against the Steelers up in the air.

Harry Douglas, coming off ACL surgery, figures to replace Jenkins in the starting lineup in the meantime.  Douglas is a more explosive receiver and we wouldn’t be shocked to see him take hold of Jenkins’ starting job for good, despite Jenkins’ blocking ability.

UPDATE: The Falcons were nice enough to confirm the injury, and even the timeline of the injury.  Thomas Dimitroff is in the Belichick tree, right?

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21 Responses to “Michael Jenkins out 4-6 weeks”
  1. falconfan34 says: Aug 8, 2010 9:37 PM

    I think Douglas is destined for the slot – I wouldn’t be surprised at all if the Falcons line up Finneran opposite Roddy White while Jenkins is out.

  2. steelers rule says: Aug 8, 2010 9:43 PM

    Falcons already afraid to play the Steelers!

  3. moolah954 says: Aug 8, 2010 9:45 PM

    Matt Ryan… Fantasy Darling

  4. brownsfn19 says: Aug 8, 2010 9:47 PM

    Just beat the Steelers week 1…

  5. trademcscab says: Aug 8, 2010 9:56 PM

    even falcons fans dont care

  6. Zane says: Aug 8, 2010 10:16 PM

    Who’s gonna drop their passes now? =(

  7. thepuretruth says: Aug 8, 2010 10:21 PM

    What flavor kool-aid do you sip on again? Falcons suck and so do the browns. You know it, I know it, so why don’t you come to Pittburgh and polish our trophies for us…All 6 of them!!

  8. pghguyy33 says: Aug 8, 2010 10:32 PM

    @browns fan just being a browns fan shows your knowledge of the game. i guess u think the browns are gonna go 16-0 too.

  9. stove boogie says: Aug 8, 2010 10:41 PM

    2010 is the T-Gonz show anyways.
    Were you in a coma for 2009? Steelers BLOW

  10. The Great Potato Conspiracy says: Aug 8, 2010 10:45 PM

    Matty Ice & the ATL gonna take the thunderdump with corn all over dem Steelers & those 6 rusty relics week 1 yep yep

  11. falcon82111 says: Aug 8, 2010 10:46 PM

    to the pure truth @ least our qb does not rape women and then buy himself out of it. but whatever.

  12. steelers rule says: Aug 8, 2010 10:58 PM

    All Steeler losses were by less than 7 points! No blowouts! Get a clue!

  13. brownsfn19 says: Aug 8, 2010 11:01 PM

    @ pure truth and pghguy
    Must have sucked to be knocked out of the playoff race last year by My BROWNS!!!! Hahahahahaha..

  14. DB26 says: Aug 8, 2010 11:15 PM

    @Stool City fans:
    Enjoy replacing us in the cellar boys! Don’t be too pissy about it when that swarming Browns defense puts your heads straight up your own asses!
    Sound off base? I think so too, but can’t wait to see it happen! Good night ladies, enjoy sleeping with your brothers & sisters!

  15. Paulitik says: Aug 9, 2010 1:17 AM

    The Falcons are going to rape the Steelers in the mouth, just like Ben tried to do with the girl down in Milledgeville. Keep your damn hands off our Georgia women. The Falcons are gonna end your season early. Prepare for revenge.
    Keep dismissing the Falcons, you will soon know us by the trail of the dead. That trail starts in Pittsburgh and ends in Dallas.

  16. aliowls19 says: Aug 9, 2010 2:00 AM

    im not worried about this watsoever, why? simple cause douglas has better hands and is quickly in a straight shot n doing routes and will be opposite white no doubt with his speed n secondly with can easily put meier in the slot who is like 6’2 225lbs or something daft so he’s plenty big enough to take the hits on the in routes and has amazing catching skills n we’ll have finneran for situation scenerios like 3rd or 4th n short n wen me draft aj green in next year we’ll be set for years 🙂 n about the steelers, regardless if they lost ben, the steelers arent none for offense are they smart ones? its there defense and all my fellow falcons should be still concerned a lil bit, id rather have them lose harrison or troy for 6games personally cause weve beat em with ben last time out if uve all forgotten so wat would it matter if ben is in or out?

  17. Dustin Chandler says: Aug 9, 2010 2:07 AM

    I’m a cowboys fan….

  18. Laxer37 says: Aug 9, 2010 7:58 AM

    Brown’s fans popping off in a thread aboout the Atlanta Falcons. Hilarious!
    I guess I’d live on other teams’ news too if I was a Cleveland fan.
    See the following:
    The Indians
    The Browns

  19. Brad Miller says: Aug 9, 2010 9:18 AM

    @dustin chandler:
    I was thinking the same exact thing! That was a relief haha

  20. BasicInstinct says: Aug 9, 2010 9:22 AM

    “despite Jenkin’s blocking ability”!? Not!!!
    Jenkin’s is a wuss, and too worried about getting hit to catch the ball, or block anyone.
    God I hope its a least six weeks.
    He’s a skinny wimp who blocks with his hands but tries to catch with his faceguard. Ohio State players suck.
    Finneran would be fine if healthy….
    Matt Jones looked good last night and might be a good pickup when the Bengals cut him for not having a TV show.

  21. chc4 says: Aug 9, 2010 9:24 AM

    Jenkins sucks. This may not be such a bad thing.

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