If the Falcons are going to save Dan Quinn’s job, the injury situation is certainly not helping matters. While it’s still early and things can change a good bit before the game on Sunday, some of the names listed could be problematic if they’re going to miss time.
First off, Julio Jones, Ricardo Allen and Younghoe Koo were all limited on Wednesday due to shoulder, shoulder and a left foot injury respectively. Given that Julio and Rico have been on and off the injury report all season, barring any setbacks you can probably expect both guys to play on Sunday. As for Koo, this one will be worth monitoring. God knows we don’t need any more flux at the kicker position.
As for the guys who didn’t participate? Recently demoted Jamon Brown was out with an unspecified illness. Return specialist Kenjon Barner’s knee and shoulder kept him from practicing while Luke Stocker and Jack Crawford were out with hip and thigh injury respectively.
The depth on the defensive line has been dwindling in recent weeks, so Crawford being out could be particularly painful. Stocker and Barner get meaningful snaps as well while Brown hasn’t even been active in recent games due to sub-par play.
We’ll keep an eye on these injuries and keep everyone updated throughout the week.