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Julio Jones Good to Go for Falcons at Panthers

The Falcons will have Julio Jones and Jalen Collins back in the lineup on Saturday when they take on the Carolina Panthers.

After missing the previous two games with a toe sprain, head coach Dan Quinn said the Pro Bowl WR "looked great" this week at practice. Quinn needed to see Jones reach full speed before making any decisions.

"The thing we wanted to check [is] could he do the cuts that he likes to do and the full speed so it was great to see him to do that,'' Quinn said on Thursday.

Getting Collins back on the field this weekend versus the Panthers is a big deal for the Falcons considering the matchups that could occur on the outside with Carolina's tall, physical receivers.

Atlanta's defensive line will also get a boost with DE Adrian Clayborn making his return to action after missing the Falcons' previous three games.

Although the final injury report of the week won't be released until Friday, Quinn ruled out TE Austin Hooper (knee) and LB De'Vondre Campbell (concussion).

With Hooper out, Levine Toilolo, Joshua Perkins, D.J. Tialavea are Atlanta's options at tight end.

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