Falcons injury report: Ricardo Allen logs full practice, Julio Jones still out

Atlanta still has four starters who did not participate in practice on Christmas Eve, including All-Pro receiver Julio Jones

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The Falcons logged their second practice of the week ahead of Sunday's matchup against the Chiefs, but four starters were still held out and three defenders were limited.

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In more positive news, safety Ricardo Allen practiced in a full capacity for the first time since sustaining a concussion in Week 13 against the Saints. His presence will be important for the Falcons against the league's most explosive offense. There weren't many changes on Thursday's injury report for Atlanta, and fans will likely want to keep a close eye on the status of some key players heading into the weekend.

Here is the Falcons' injury report from Thursday:

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PlayerInjuryWednesdayThursday
CB Blidi Wreh-WilsonIllnessFull participationFull participation
TE Jaeden GrahamNeckFull participationFull participation
DE Jacob Tuioti-MarinerElbowFull participationFull participation
S Keanu NealHamstringLimited participationLimited participation
S Ricardo AllenConcussionLimited participationFull participation
LB Deion JonesToeLimited participationLimited participation
DE Steven MeansHandLimited participationFull participation
DT Marlon DavidsonKneeLimited participationLimited participation
WR Julio JonesHamstringDid not participateDid not participate
CB Darqueze DennardQuadDid not participateDid not participate
C Alex MackConcussionDid not participateDid not participate
G James CarpenterGroinDid not participateDid not participate
WR Brandon PowellFootN/ALimited participation

What it means

Atlanta gave Tampa Bay all it could handle with a few starters missing last week, but Kansas City presents an entirely different challenge, altogether. If this game turns into a shootout, the Falcons will want to have Jones, Mack and Carpenter on the field to give the offense a boost. The three defenders listed as limited on Thursday could play a role in helping prevent that from happening, however. It's almost impossible to stop the Chiefs' offense, so the Falcons will want all hands on deck to help slow them down and keep pace.

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