Falcons injury report: Julio Jones, Todd Gurley questionable vs. Saints

The Falcons enter the weekend with three starters listed as questionable for the rematch

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Starting wide receiver Julio Jones, running back Todd Gurley and defensive end Dante Fowler Jr. have all been listed as questionable for this weekend's rematch against the New Orleans Saints.

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The bright side is that all three players were able to practice in a limited fashion on Friday. That's significant news for both Jones and Gurley, who were held out of Thursday's practice. Fowler has been limited all week, but he was able to play this past weekend against the Las Vegas Raiders whereas neither Jones or Gurley were able to suit up. Also of note, starting left guard James Carpenter has been ruled out for the contest.

Here is the Falcons' injury report from Friday:

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PlayerInjuryWednesdayThursdayFridayGame status
FB Keith SmithKneeFull participationFull participationFull participationN/A
WR Calvin RidleyFoot/AnkleLimited participationLimited participationLimited participationN/A
DE Dante FowlerHamstringLimited participationLimited participationLimited participationQuestionable
WR Julio JonesHamstringLimited participationDid not participateLimited participationQuestionable
RB Todd GurleyKneeLimited participationDid not participateLimited participationQuestionable
TE Hayden HurstAnkleLimited participationDid not participateLimited participationN/A
K Younghoe KooRight quadLimited participationFull participationFull participationN/A
CB Kendall SheffieldIllnessDid not participateDid not participateDid not participateQuestionable
G James CarpenterGroinDid not participateDid not participateDid not participateOut
C Alex MackRestN/ADid not participateN/AN/A
LB Edmond RobinsonBackN/AN/ALimited participationN/A
WR Brandon PowellToeN/AN/ALimited participationN/A

What it means

The Falcons will have a much tougher uphill climb against a good Saints defense if Jones and Gurley are unable to play. As it stands, things will be much tougher for an offensive line that allowed eight sacks the last time out against New Orleans without Carpenter in the lineup. Atlanta's defense has been playing well of late, and with injuries mounting on the offensive side of the ball, it may need to carry the load on Sunday.

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