Falcons injury report: Julio Jones, Dante Fowler among five starters questionable for Bears game

After ruling out Ricardo Allen and Kendall Sheffield for Sunday, the Falcons head into the weekend with five starters listed as questionable

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There's certainly going to be some buzz when the Falcons' list of inactive players for Sunday's game against the Chicago Bears is revealed.

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Five starters have been deemed questionable for Atlanta's Week 3 game against Chicago, and their availability will be important for a team seeking its first win of the season. Wide receiver Julio Jones, linebacker Foye Oluokun, right tackle Kaleb McGary and defensive ends Dante Fowler and Takk McKinley are the players listed as questionable for the upcoming game. Oluokun, Fowler and McGary were all able to practice in a limited capacity on Friday, but both Jones and McKinley were unable to do so, marking the third-straight practice both players have missed.

Here is the full injury report for the Falcons from Thursday:

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PlayerInjuryWednesdayThursdayFridayGame status
DE Jacob Tuioti-MarinerKneeFull participationFull participationFull participationN/A
DT Tyeler DavisonAnkleLimited participationFull participationFull participationN/A
T Jake MatthewsKneeDid not participateLimited participationFull participationN/A
DT Marlon DavidsonKneeLimited participationLimited participationLimited participationN/A
DE Charles HarrisAnkleLimited participationLimited participationFull participationN/A
CB Kendall SheffieldFootDid not participateDid not participateDid not participateOut
WR Julio JonesHamstringDid not participateDid not participateDid not participateQuestionable
S Damontae KazeeHipDid not participateLimited participationLimited participationN/A
S Ricardo AllenElbowDid not participateDid not participateDid not participateOut
C Alex MackVeteran restN/ADid not participateN/AN/A
LB Foye OluokunHamstringDid not participateLimited participationLimited participationQuestionable
DE Dante Fowler Jr.AnkleDid not participateDid not participateLimited participationQuestionable
T Kaleb McGaryKneeDid not participateDid not participateLimited participationQuestionable
TE Luke StockerHipLimited participationDid not participateLimited participationN/A
DE Takk McKinleyGroinDid not participateDid not participateDid not participateQuestionable
RB Todd GurleyVeteran restN/AN/ADid not participateN/A
OG James CarpenterVeteran restN/AN/ADid not participateN/A

Here is the Bears' full injury report from Friday:

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PlayerInjuryWednesdayThursdayFridayGame status
TE Cole KmetShoulderFull participationFull participationFull participationN/A
WR Anthony MillerCalfFull participationFull participationFull participationN/A
WR Darnell MooneyQuadFull participationFull participationFull participationN/A
OLB Robert QuinnAnkleFull participationFull participationFull participationN/A
WR Allen RobinsonKneeFull participationFull participationFull participationN/A
OLB Khalil MackKneeLimited participationLimited participationLimited participationQuestionable
WR Ted Ginn Jr.Veteran restDid not participateFull participationFull participationN/A
TE Jimmy GrahamVeteran restDid not participateFull participationFull participationN/A
NT John JenkinsThumbDid not participateN/AN/AN/A
ILB Danny TrevathanVeteran restDid not participateFull participationFull participationN/A
DE Mario EdwardsGluteN/AFull participationFull participationQuestionable

What it means

The Falcons won't be in the best shape if all five of the players listed as questionable are unable to play against the Bears. Coach Dan Quinn said they would take it all the way up until the game before making a determination on Jones's hamstring. In a bit of positive news, it appears Charles Harris and rookie defensive tackle Marlon Davidson are set to get their first action of the season, which is needed if neither Fowler nor McKinley are available. On the Bears' side, star pass rusher Khalil Mack is listed a questionable for Sunday, and his status is worth monitoring in the lead up to the game.

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