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.

16 responses to “With Thursday night game looming, Julio Jones’ hamstring has healed

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. @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.

  5. “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.

  6. @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.

  7. @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

  8. … 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.

  9. 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.

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

  11. 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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