The Falcons suffered more injuries on Sunday versus the 49ers, as both LB De'Vondre Campbell (concussion) and TE Austin Hooper (knee) left the game and were unable to return.
Campbell is currently in the NFL's concussion protocol. If the rookie is unable to go this Saturday versus the Panthers, LB Paul Worrilow will fill his spot. The Falcons' fourth-round draft pick out of Minnesota missed four games at the beginning of the season with an ankle injury.
Hooper has emerged as Atlanta's starting tight end with veteran Jacob Tamme on IR. Head Coach Dan Quinn doesn't foresee Hooper's injury as a long-term one.
"We got good news with Hooper where it's not a long-term injury for him,'' Quinn said. "Hopefully we'll have him back sooner than later, so that's good news for us."
Quinn is hopeful to get All-Pro WR Julio Jones back in the lineup this weekend after missing two games with a toe sprain.
"I'm hopeful that he's back," Quinn said of Jones' status. "I think that he will. We are going to take it all the way through practice Tuesday and Wednesday, and then we'll have a good shot but I am hopeful for that. I can't say it's for sure until he can explode like he can but I think he's a heck of a lot closer than he has been the over last two weeks."
CB Jalen Collins (knee) will be taken through the week, with Wednesday being the most important "test day" for the Falcons' 2015 second-round pick who suffered a knee injury in Week 14.