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With Thursday night game looming, Julio Jones’ hamstring has healed

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The Falcons host the Jaguars on Thursday night.  Rookie receiver Julio Jones is listed as probable, but not because of a hamstring injury that has plagued him for weeks.  Instead, Jones appears on the injury report only with a back injury.

Also probable are kicker Matt Bryant (illness), tackle Tyson Clabo (illness), receiver Harry Douglas (groin), defensive end Ray Edwards (neck), cornerback Christopher Owens (hand), and running back Michael Turner (groin).

Defensive tackle Jonathan Babineaux (ankle), linebacker Stephen Nicholas (quadricep), and tackle Will Svitek (groin) are questionable.

Doubtful are cornerback Brent Grimes (knee) and cornerback Kelvin Hayden (toe).

Jones, who originally injured the hamsting on October 9, has missed three games this season.  On Sunday against the Panthers, Jones caught three passes for 104 yards and two touchdowns.

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16 Responses to “With Thursday night game looming, Julio Jones’ hamstring has healed”
  1. trbowman says: Dec 14, 2011 8:17 PM

    How does Blaine Gabbert find himself on three primetime games?

  2. trbowman says: Dec 14, 2011 8:17 PM

    I can’t wait to hear Mayock apologize for Gabbert.

  3. jessethegreat says: Dec 14, 2011 8:18 PM

    Do Falcons and Crimson Tide fans think of the song “Me and Julio down by the school yard” when they see the man ballin’? When he scores, I want the song to play over the announcers and I’m not even a Falcons fan.

  4. earthtopft says: Dec 14, 2011 8:27 PM

    Seeing the Jag’s were down to their third string corner backs (one a rookie UDFA and the other in just his third week with the team) put a spring in Julio’s step.

  5. earthtopft says: Dec 14, 2011 8:31 PM

    Gabbert’s stats are the same as the other rookies in the second half of the season. Tied for first in wins among Dalton, Newton, Ponder, tied for second in completion % and passer rating, second best in TDs and Int ratio. Despite the fact that the Jags are missing their top four receivers, entering the season.

  6. nationalmediacansuckit says: Dec 14, 2011 8:46 PM

    @trbowman
    You are exactly on point. Gabbert makes me sick. He plays like he’s a rookie. He’s been in the league for 4 years. Enough already.

  7. trbowman says: Dec 14, 2011 8:54 PM

    “Gabbert’s stats are the same as the other rookies in the second half of the season. Tied for first in wins among Dalton, Newton, Ponder, tied for second in completion % and passer rating, second best in TDs and Int ratio. Despite the fact that the Jags are missing their top four receivers, entering the season.”

    Ugh, box score scouting?

    His stats look better, but his play is just as terrible as it has been.

  8. earthtopft says: Dec 14, 2011 8:57 PM

    @nationalmedia ………Totally.

    The top five passer rating guys in the league at the moment (Rodgers, Brady, Brees, Romo, Schaub) took over as starters (on average) at just over 25 years of age. Which is what Gabbert will be when his four year contract runs out.

  9. thekingdave says: Dec 14, 2011 9:01 PM

    @trbowman

    Include your thoughts in one post for once

    @earthtopft

    Way to cherry pick stats(in the 2nd half of the season, really?) to make Gabbert appear like a competent NFL QB

  10. earthtopft says: Dec 14, 2011 9:12 PM

    … tomorrow Gabbert becomes the second youngest QB in league history to make his 12th NFL start. A couple months older than Drew Bledsoe was in 1993. If he starts the last two games of the season he will become the youngest player ever to make his 13th and 14th starts in the league.

  11. earthtopft says: Dec 14, 2011 10:23 PM

    All the Jags wide receivers in tomorrow’s game were on practice squads this year at one time or other, except for Kasim Osgood, who is a special team player. Two of the three tight ends as well. Between all seven receivers they have about 50 catches this year and ONE touchdown. That is what Gabbert has to deal with, along with all the upheaval off the field. Most QBs go their entire career without having to deal with all those setbacks.

  12. granadafan says: Dec 14, 2011 11:00 PM

    Let this be a lesson. Never trade up to get WRs in the first round. Bust bust bust.

  13. bamasleeper13 says: Dec 14, 2011 11:04 PM

    @jessethegreat
    They did play that a few times at Bryant-Denny for Julio, he is a thing of beauty! Greatly missed!

  14. Deb says: Dec 14, 2011 11:35 PM

    Hope Julio is able to play. Looking forward to watching him in action. Go Julio!! Roll Tide!!

  15. gosuhgo says: Dec 15, 2011 1:36 AM

    Lions could use a big game from the Jags. Do it up Blaine!

  16. trollhammer20 says: Dec 15, 2011 10:34 AM

    Compare Julio Jones’ production this year to Doug Baldwin.

    Jones: 37 – 670 – 18.1 – 4 TD – 10 catches over 20 yards – 25 first downs.

    Baldwin: 45 – 718 – 16.0 – 3 TD – 12 catches over 20 yards – 35 first downs.

    Now, it is true that Jones has prototype speed and size, while Baldwin is 5’10″, 190. Jones has the ability to become a true #1, while Baldwin’s ceiling is probably somewhere between Bobby Engram and Wes Welker.

    But consider what each has done…and then consider what their teams paid to get them. Two #1s, two #4s, and a #2, versus UDFA.

    Which move would you have rather seen your team make?

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