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Falcons may not have Julio Jones, Michael Turner

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As the Falcons try to stay in the chase for a playoff berth with a trip to face the Texans in Houston, the Falcons may not have two of their top offensive weapons.

Receiver Julio Jones (hamstring) and running back Michael Turner (groin) have missed practice on Wednesday and Thursday.

Jones has been dealing with a hamstring injury for most of the season.  He played on Sunday against the Vikings, but he had no catches.

The Texans also are dealing with injuries, apart from the weekly season-ending broken bone suffered by a starting quarterback.  Receiver Andre Johnson, who returned Sunday from a hamstring injury, has been limited in practice with a knee injury.  Also, fullback Lawrence Vickers, who missed last weekend’s game with a hamstring injury, hasn’t practiced this week, either.

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19 Responses to “Falcons may not have Julio Jones, Michael Turner”
  1. NakedCowboy! says: Dec 1, 2011 8:32 PM

    First Julio and then AP! how my unbeaten fantasy team has fallen 2 weeks in a row…

  2. visible4 says: Dec 1, 2011 8:51 PM

    Falcons are in big trouble without Turner. Matt Ryan is a solid, capable QB, but there is more than enough history to know that he is not good enough to put the team on his shoulders and carry the team to victory.

  3. Chris says: Dec 1, 2011 9:04 PM

    visible4 says: Dec 1, 2011 8:51 PM

    Falcons are in big trouble without Turner. Matt Ryan is a solid, capable QB, but there is more than enough history to know that he is not good enough to put the team on his shoulders and carry the team to victory.
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    Have you heard of Snelling? He is a solid runner and pass catcher, will fill in nicely for Turner this week

  4. bmoreballers says: Dec 1, 2011 9:21 PM

    Man I’ve had Jamal Charles, Andre Johnson, Fred Jackson, run dmc, ap, and Julio jones on fantasy this year not to mention Phillip rivers and deangelo williams who’ve been busts. Epic fail

  5. kayotiicdat says: Dec 1, 2011 9:21 PM

    BUST!

  6. atlien698 says: Dec 1, 2011 9:27 PM

    Ryan has put this team on his shoulders from Day 1. Not sure where you took your history classes.

  7. arrooo says: Dec 1, 2011 9:29 PM

    Julio is playing. He didn’t get any catches because of the coverage.

  8. trbowman says: Dec 1, 2011 10:26 PM

    Michael “the burner” Turner? More like Michael the Plodder

  9. trbowman says: Dec 1, 2011 10:32 PM

    “Falcons are in big trouble without Turner. Matt Ryan is a solid, capable QB, but there is more than enough history to know that he is not good enough to put the team on his shoulders and carry the team to victory.”

    Everyone always says this about running backs, and then their backup always reminds everyone why it’s such an expendable position.

    Except for Toby Gerhart, he’s flat out terrible.

  10. goawayeverybody says: Dec 1, 2011 11:00 PM

    I will jump for joy if neither Michael nor Julio play. Geaux Texans! (And the Saints of course :-> )

  11. threedeep1998 says: Dec 1, 2011 11:13 PM

    Julio has been a huge fantasy and reality bust. Tons of talent but clearly should have not given up the house to get him

  12. mwcarolina says: Dec 1, 2011 11:59 PM

    too bad the falcons arent playing the panthers this week, BUT then again, even without Turner they would run for 100 yards, Jaquizz woud run down their throats, honestly, they should win this game without Turner and Julio.

  13. roddytorock84 says: Dec 2, 2011 12:00 AM

    wow people ruin football with there fantasy talk. fantasy is so annoying. idc anything about what they are doin statistically as long as they are helping the falcons win.

  14. tike1776 says: Dec 2, 2011 5:49 AM

    Falcons!! got this game in the bag.

  15. JMil_ATL says: Dec 2, 2011 5:52 AM

    Some of you beat me to the punch…Snelling will be in beast mode. Wait and see.

    The more troubling injury is to Grimes. Owens tries hard as evident of running down Harvin but doesn’t cover as well as Grimes. Maybe with Franks filling in as well they’ll send him on some more blitzes.

    Has anyone seen this new quarterback for the Texans? They may have to primarily run the ball anyway.

  16. terrellpryorstattooartist says: Dec 2, 2011 7:50 AM

    Torrey smith has had a better year then Julio jones. Who could’ve predicted that after the draft. The NFL is a crazy place this year

  17. ytownie says: Dec 2, 2011 7:53 AM

    Browns say– Phil Taylor, Greg Little (who leads all rookie receivers), Owen Maricic, plus a 1 and a 4 this year for Julio Jones. SWEET!!!!!

  18. mannyicey says: Dec 2, 2011 7:53 AM

    Snelling is capable, but he’s still not Turner. And Matt Ryan is OK, but he’s no gamewinner on his own. This game concerns me because the Falcons are a “Run-First” offense. Remember just earlier this year when they tried to be more “Big-Play” and rely on Ryan to pass it downfield? Losses.

    But I do agree, the biggest concern is Grimes. That little guy is a shut-down corner. And to lose him is big!

  19. d3murf says: Dec 2, 2011 10:07 AM

    atlien698 says: Dec 1, 2011 9:27 PM

    Ryan has put this team on his shoulders from Day 1. Not sure where you took your history classes.

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    lol as a Falcon season ticket holder–I have to lol. Ryan is a cog in the machine. W/O a run game we’d be mediocre. Our record against top teams on the road dispels your statement as well. Ryan is a good qb but only Elite Qb’s can be described as putting their teams on their shoulders bro.

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