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Julio Jones, Alex Mack limited Monday, will do more in coming days

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The Falcons held a practice on Monday that didn’t require them to provide a report about participation levels, but coach Dan Quinn provided one at a Tuesday morning media session in Houston.

Quinn said that wide receiver Julio Jones and center Alex Mack were both limited during the workout. Jones has been dealing with a toe injury for several weeks and missed a couple of days of practice last week before getting in a limited session on Friday. Quinn said that Jones “looked great” during the Monday workout.

Mack injured his ankle during the NFC Championship Game, but played through it before sitting out of practice all of last week. Neither he nor Jones was given an injury designation on last Friday’s injury report and Mack said Monday that he feels he’ll be good to go come Sunday.

“I’m feeling good,” Mack said. “I try not to talk too much about injuries right now. I think we’re going to be smart and I think that we’ll be ready for game day.”

Quinn said on Tuesday that he expects both players to ramp up their activity as the game draws closer. Wednesday will bring the first injury reports of Super Bowl week.

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13 Responses to “Julio Jones, Alex Mack limited Monday, will do more in coming days”
  1. tylawspick6 says: Jan 31, 2017 1:01 PM

    Yikes!

  2. OldDurtyBird says: Jan 31, 2017 1:09 PM

    Good smoke screen Dan, Julio’s MVP day coming this Sunday! 🙂

  3. kenberthiaume says: Jan 31, 2017 1:12 PM

    Most likely that toe will be bothering him quite a bit. Toes are tricky. Plus given that they’re not practicing, it kind of means they’ll be running the same plays they did in the past few weeks.

  4. factschecker says: Jan 31, 2017 1:19 PM

    I always look forward to coming days. Those are my favorite types of days!

  5. jsrdc says: Jan 31, 2017 1:31 PM

    @ kenberthiaume says:

    “Most likely that toe will be bothering him quite a bit. Toes are tricky. Plus given that they’re not practicing, it kind of means they’ll be running the same plays they did in the past few weeks.”

    Wow. You just have it ALL figured out, don’t you? THere is also Wed – Sat to practice if need be, but I digress. Coach Quinn should just give the media his play book now since they will be running the “same plays” they did in the past few weeks. SMDH…….

    Regarding Jones’ toe injury, it sure didn’t seem to be bothering him against the Packers when he was a giant amongst men even though he was being held the majority of the day, yet still dominated that so called “secondary”. I bet you won’t see any indication he has a foot injury on Sunday.

  6. clashpoint says: Jan 31, 2017 1:38 PM

    Can I take a moment to point out just how much Cleveland sucks? Alex Mack has been incredible for Atlanta, he was the best center in the NFL this year. Another former Brown, current Charger Schwartz(?) I think his name is, was a pro bowl right tackle this season. Throw in Browns long time and current all pro left tackle Joe Brown, and Cleveland could have had a pretty legit offensive line.

    Just ask Matt Ryan what Mack has been worth to him this year! Ryan was healthy and had his career year in large part because of Mack’s play and leadership on that Falcons offensive line. Among other things, Ryan had no concussions, and three Browns qbs had at least one.

    Sorry, back to the topic. I’d bet Mack and Jones wouldn’t miss this game for anything. Mack was in Cleveland this time last year LOL. Both of those guys are tough, hungry hard working veterans and they know what they’re doing. I’ve no doubt they’ll be ready to roll for the Falcons by Sunday.

  7. pauldeba says: Jan 31, 2017 2:03 PM

    The falcons stink. Brady will destroy them. the Pats defense will stop the Falcons a few too many times, Falcon tears coming.

  8. kenberthiaume says: Jan 31, 2017 2:06 PM

    I don’t think either will miss the game. But if you go all out, like Jones did vs. GB, you re-sprain the toe and it’s a different story in this next game. You can get an injection, but it still isn’t the same.

    If he’s not practicing new plays, then there won’t be any new plays. Freeman said as much.

    Mack will be blasted to smithereens by a 350 pound Branch, let’s see how his ankle feels after absorbing a dozen or so of those.

  9. buckswig says: Jan 31, 2017 5:06 PM

    I’m sure the Falcons will just pump them both full of dangerous amounts of painkillers so they can play.

  10. buckswig says: Jan 31, 2017 5:06 PM

    Emails first published by the Associated Press show that members of the Atlanta Falcons’ front office were worried about the team’s excessive use of painkillers when treating injured players.

  11. murraysons says: Jan 31, 2017 5:33 PM

    Greatest show on turf round 2

  12. danielwonderful2015 says: Jan 31, 2017 7:08 PM

    “The falcons stink. Brady will destroy them. the Pats defense will stop the Falcons a few too many times, Falcon tears coming.”

    The only tears flowing will be Pats and their fans when Goodell hands the trophy to Blank and smirks at you schmucks

  13. streetyson says: Jan 31, 2017 7:10 PM

    jsrdc says:
    Jan 31, 2017 1:31 PM
    …Regarding Jones’ toe injury, it sure didn’t seem to be bothering him against the Packers when he was a giant amongst men even though he was being held the majority of the day, yet still dominated that so called “secondary”. I bet you won’t see any indication he has a foot injury on Sunday.
    ———–
    Hmm, well, you are possibly overlooking that the Pack’s D was it’s weak link (ranked a fairly lowly 22nd, and their secondary the weakest element of their D), which probably flattered Jones in how much his injury was/wasn’t limiting him. Pats’ D is ranked 8th in yds and 1st in scoring, with a fairly strong secondary.

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