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Julio Jones sidelined for Tuesday’s practice with shoulder injury; Devonta Freeman back at practice

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Some good news, some bad news.

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There’s some bad news on Tuesday’s injury report: Julio Jones didn’t practice. With such a quick turnaround for Thursday night’s matchup against the Saints, that’s not ideal.

The Falcons didn’t practice on Monday (not unusual on a short week) so the team released a projected injury report Monday afternoon with Jones listed as not participating. Devonta Freeman, Takk McKinley, and Desmond Trufant were all listed as limited, and Matt Ryan was slated in at full participation.

Tuesday’s injury report, after an actual practice, looked pretty similar, except that Devonta Freeman was upgraded to full practice status. Kemal Ishmael has cleared the league’s concussion protocol and also practiced fully. Desmond Trufant was upgraded to full practice from limited status on Monday, and Jordan Miller is back at it on a limited basis after being held out with an illness on Monday. McKinley remains limited.

We’ll keep a close eye on Julio’s status tomorrow, but seeing as how it’s a tight turnaround to get ready for a hated NFC South rival, it’s fair to be concerned. Julio is joined on the did not practice list by Austin Hooper (no surprise) and Luke Stocker, leaving the Falcons thin at tight end if Stocker’s status doesn’t change tomorrow. I don’t expect Hooper to be ready to play this week, though next week may be a possibility.

The full injury report is below. Weigh in with your takes in the comments.

Monday, Nov. 25 injury report

Full Participation

  • #2 QB Matt Ryan (ankle)
  • #36 S Kemal Ishmael (concussion)

Limited Participation

  • #21 CB Desmond Trufant (toe)
  • #24 RB Devonta Freeman (foot)
  • #41 S Sharrod Neasman (shoulder)
  • #96 DT Tyeler Davison (neck)
  • #98 DE Takk McKinley (shoulder)

Did Not Participate

  • #11 WR Julio Jones (shoulder)
  • #28 CB Jordan Miller (illness)
  • #80 TE Luke Stocker (back)
  • #81 TE Austin Hooper (knee)

Tuesday, Nov. 26 injury report

Full Participation

  • #21 CB Desmond Trufant (toe)
  • #24 RB Devonta Freeman (foot)
  • #28 CB Jordan Miller (illness)
  • #96 DT Tyeler Davison (neck)

Limited Participation

  • #41 S Sharrod Neasman (shoulder)
  • #98 DE Takk McKinley (shoulder)

Did Not Participate

  • #11 WR Julio Jones (shoulder)
  • #80 TE Luke Stocker (back)
  • #81 TE Austin Hooper (knee)