Falcons injury report: Nine players held out of practice

Julio Jones and Dante Fowler were among the nine Falcons veterans held out of Wednesday's practice

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The Atlanta Falcons (0-2) began preparations for their Week 3 matchup against the Chicago Bears (2-0) on Wednesday, but there were a large number of big-name players not out on the field practicing.

Wide receiver Julio Jones is the most notable name among that bunch, and he looked discomforted by a hamstring injury throughout Atlanta's game against Dallas. The four players who were forced from the action against the Cowboys - Takk McKinley, Kaleb McGary, Ricardo Allen and Foye Oluokun - were also absent at practice on Wednesday.

Here is the full injury report for Atlanta from Wednesday:

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PlayerInjuryWednesday
DE Jacob Tuioti-MarinerKneeFull participation
TE Luke StockerHipLimited participation
DT Marlon DavidsonKneeLimited participation
DE Charles HarrisAnkleLimited participation
DT Tyeler DavisonAnkleLimited participation
CB Kendall SheffieldFootDid not participate
WR Julio JonesHamstringDid not participate
S Damontae KazeeHipDid not participate
S Ricardo AllenElbowDid not participate
LB Foye OluokunHamstringDid not participate
DE Dante Fowler Jr.AnkleDid not participate
T Jake MatthewsKneeDid not participate
T Kaleb McGaryKneeDid not participate
DE Takk McKinleyGroinDid not participate

What it means

Nine players is obviously an alarming number for a team entering Week 3, but it's difficult to discern which players could not practice because they were hurt and which players were given a day off to heal from the game against Dallas. This is something to continue to monitor throughout the week as the upcoming matchup nears. It's a positive sign that defensive end Charles Harris practiced in any capacity for the first time of the season, and rookie defensive tackle Marlon Davidson continues to get reps on the field.

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