The Falcons could be short-handed for their NFC South matchup with Carolina at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Georgia Dome.
Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones (hamstring), safety William Moore (shoulder), right guard Garrett Reynolds and cornerback Christopher Owens (head/concussion) were all injured in Sunday’s game against Green Bay and will not practice on Wednesday.
“It’s going to be a couple of days before we really know on the guys that were banged up,” Falcons coach Mike Smith said on his weekly radio appearance on NFL Sirius radio. “We’ll definitely be resting those guys on Wednesday and then kind of see where they are on Thursday and Friday.”
Reynolds, who’s started every game this season, returned to the game. Jones, Moore and Owens did not return to the game.
Brett Romberg played some right guard in relief of Reynolds against the Packers.
Jones, the rookie from Alabama, leads the team in receiving yards with 358 on 25 receptions. Harry Douglas would likely move up to the No. 2 receiver slot alongside Roddy White if Jones can’t play.
Moore was replaced in the game by James Sanders and Kelvin Hayden took over for Owens at nickel back.
Shann Schillinger would be the next safety available while Dominique Franks would be the next cornerback behind Hayden.
Smith told the media on Monday that he expects to have defensive end John Abraham (hip) and center Todd McClure (knee) back at practice.
–D. Orlando Ledbetter, The Atlanta Falcons beat blog