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Falcons Injury Report: Douglas Doesn't Practice, Blalock Does

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The Falcons are getting healthier as the week progresses, but will likely be without Harry Douglas for the fourth consecutive week.

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The injury report for today hasn't officially landed, but we have a good sense of who is on it:

Douglas has been missing since Week 3, when he suffered a foot injury. He practiced ahead of Week 4 but ultimately sat, and now we're operating without a timetable for his return. Douglas hadn't been hugely productive to kick off the season, but he had been a useful presence on the sidelines and over the middle of the field, and the offense hasn't operated as efficiently without him. We'll have to hope he's back soon, and at least he did catch a few passes at practice today.

Justin Blalock was back on the practice field without any limitations, which is great news for an offensive line that looked shoddy against the Bears. With the Ravens' powerful ability to push the pocket from the interior, a healthy Blalock in pass protection should give the passing game just a little more breathing room.

Nate Stupar also returned to a full practice. While he doesn't play defense as a rule, he's been one of the key cogs in the special teams unit, which has been pretty effective in an otherwise up-and-down year for Atlanta.

We're still waiting to learn more about Prince Shembo, who was limited to special teams duties against the Bears.

Antone Smith is completely healthy but will probably play so few snaps that many national NFL reporters will assume he is injured.

Your thoughts on the report?