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Falcons Injury Report: Babineaux, Douglas are questionable

Defensive tackle Jonathan Babineaux is listed as questionable for Sunday, and Mike Smith told the media following Friday's practice that a decision on Harry Douglas' status will be made prior to Sunday.

Kevin C. Cox

Getting Harry Douglas back would be a necessary boost to a Falcons offense that has struggled without him. Douglas is often maligned, but the team's offensive productivity has dropped dramatically since Douglas was injured in week three. Douglas isn't a sure thing for Sunday after being limited in Friday's practice, but head coach Mike Smith told the media after Friday's practice that the team was pleased with his progress over the course of this week and that a decision would be made on Douglas' status for Sunday prior to the game. His official status on the injury report, as you might expect, is questionable.

Jonathan Babineaux did not practice again on Friday as he continues to deal with a foot injury. The team had expected that Babs could get some limited work in during Friday's practice, so the fact that he was unable to go is not encouraging. Smith said that Babs is questionable for Sunday's game, but I would be surprised if he does see the field on Sunday.

Justin BlalockPrince Shembo and Julio Jones all practiced fully on Friday and are all probable for Sunday's game. The team obviously needs Blalock and Jones healthy and contributing offensively. It will be interesting to see what happens with Prince Shembo, who had apparently won the starting inside linebacker role opposite Paul Worrilow, has been probable each week he's been on the injury report, yet has barely seen the field defensively.