INJURY REPORT: Turner, Jones returned to practice

 FLOWERY BRANCH – Falcons running back Michael Turner (groin) and wide receiver Julio Jones (hamstring) returned to practice and were limited participants Friday.

Falcons quarterback John Parker Wilson was signed to the active roster today after the Minnesota Vikings tried to snatch him off the practice squad. Curtis Compton/

Falcons quarterback John Parker Wilson was signed to the active roster today after the Minnesota Vikings tried to snatch him off the practice squad. Curtis Compton/

 Both, who had not practiced this week, were listed as questionable on the team’s official injury report for Sunday’s 1 p.m. game against the Houston Texans.

Also, starting strongside linebacker Stephen Nicholas (thigh) did not practice and was listed as doubtful along with cornerback Kelvin Hayden.  Mike Peterson will take his spot in the lineup if he can’t play.

Cornerback Brent Grimes (knee surgery) was officially declared out of the game.

ROSTER MOVE: The Falcons released defensive tackle Carlton Powell and added quarterback John Parker Wilson to the active roster on Friday.

The Minnesota Vikings, who released Donovan McNabb on Thursday, tried to sign Wilson off the Falcons’ practice squad.


John Abraham DE  Full Participation in Practice — Not Injury Related – Probable   

Sam Baker T Limited Participation in Practice — Back — Probable

Tony Gonzalez TE Full Participation in Practice — Not Injury Related — Probable

Brent Grimes CB Did Not Participate In Practice — Knee — OUT

Kelvin Hayden CB Did Not Participate In Practice — Toe — Doubtful

Julio Jones WR  Limited  Participate In Practice — Hamstring – Questionable

Todd McClure C Full Participation in Practice — Not Injury Related — Probable

Stephen Nicholas LB Did Not Participate In Practice — Quadricep – Doubtful

Dunta Robinson CB Full Participation in Practice — Neck – Probable

Michael Turner RB Limited Participate In Practice — Groin – Questionable

Vance Walker DT Limited Participation in Practice — Groin – Questionable

Houston’s Friday Injury Report


DE Tim Bulman (DNP) Calf


TE Garrett Graham (Limited) Hamstring

FB Lawrence Vickers (DNP) Hamstring


LB Mister Alexander (Full) Shoulder

CB Jason Allen (Full) Thumb

G Mike Brisiel (Full) Ankle

NT Shaun Cody (Full) Toe/Ankle

LB Brian Cushing (Limited) Ribs

TE Owen Daniels (Full) Knee

LB Tim Dobbins (Full) Shoulder

TE Joel Dreessen (Full) Neck

WR Andre Johnson (Limited) Knee

CB Johnathan Joseph (Full) Hip

FS Danieal Manning (Full) Ankle

SS Glover Quin (Full) Elbow

DE Antonio Smith (Full) Shoulder/Back

G Wade Smith (Full) Ankle

DE J.J. Watt (Full) Knee/Thigh

–D. Orlando Ledbetter, The Atlanta Falcons beat blog

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December 2nd, 2011
4:12 pm

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December 2nd, 2011
4:14 pm

pop Quizz this weekend?


December 2nd, 2011
4:27 pm

nice try musgrave!

Me Too

December 2nd, 2011
4:31 pm

What about William Moore????

an update would be nice

December 2nd, 2011
4:36 pm

on the starting FS and SS positions??? who’s in?? come on DLed!!!


December 2nd, 2011
5:14 pm

Sit DeCoud. Start Moore and Sanders (and no not Deion). James.

an update would be nice

December 2nd, 2011
5:26 pm

absolutely…sit DeCouldnt!!!

Michael M.

December 2nd, 2011
8:00 pm

Hope Michael Turner is good to go Sunday they will need that power RB !

Aint's Killer

December 2nd, 2011
8:54 pm

Please, please give us fans an early Christmas present. And then give us a late Christmas present on 12/26.

Thanks Santa!

St Simons - we're on Island time

December 2nd, 2011
9:17 pm

Owens. Decoud. Bosher. The end.


December 2nd, 2011
9:41 pm

Robinson as a FS/SS? He hits like a mofo.

Michael M.

December 2nd, 2011
10:07 pm

Toughest game of the Season coming up Sunday in Texas. Falcons will have the largest test of the year…they win the game Sunday rest of regular season should be moderate except the Saints Contest. Lets all hope they can escape Texas with a win and only slight injury at the most to players.
Fingers crossed, the brew and wine is ready ! Lets win it Falcons ! You are in charge of your own destiny !

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Michael M.

December 2nd, 2011
10:18 pm

A win Sunday for Atlanta will come down to OL protecting Ryan to give him time to pass and work his magic and the DL getting after Tj making him have to throw quickly. Atlanta needs to run that no-huddle throughout the game to keep their defense( Texans) off key. They rock in that no-huddle as for what makes it work, no idea, other than they rally around Ryan and he must see things none else sees. The guy is really amazing in that no-huddle, its like a completely different football team on the field. They need Michael Turner in this game badly so maybe he will be ready to go on Sunday.
If the Atlanta D puts some heat on Tj, he may get rattled and make some mistakes considering this is a bigtime football game for him. With the Atlanta secondary shaken up with injuries the front seven will really have to step it up for a change. Probably the hardest game so far this year for them this Sunday. They have got to blitz some to get after the young Texas QB .

Michael M.

December 2nd, 2011
10:47 pm

Cool game between the Falcons at Saints last year, did Atlanta have ‘ the eye of the tiger ‘ ?

Big Lou

December 2nd, 2011
11:24 pm

Also, the key is to make three and outs for the Texan offense, so their defense is constantly on the field. I do not care how good your defense is; if you’re on the field the whole time, eventually you’ll tire.

To be honest with you. I am excited to see more touches with Quizz. I’d love to see what that kid is really made of. So, if Turner needs to sit out more plays, I don’t mind at all.

Scott B

December 3rd, 2011
4:23 am

Did Julio Jones spend this much time on the sidelines at Alabama? Hope this doesn’t become the tale of his career.


December 3rd, 2011
6:44 am

I guess you could start Turner and if you get a good lead, Jaquizz and Snelling can add punch to the running game. You can also use the short pass to combat their pass rush- if the O line can’t keep Ryan upright. Similar to the strategy last week against the Vikings. The Falcons should sign Abraham to a two year contract and let Kroy Bierman go, if they feel Sidbury is going to be productive going forward. My bold prediction is the Falcons secondary will look totally different next year.

Michael M.

December 3rd, 2011
7:28 am

Its a cool beautiful Saturday morning here in the mountains drinking a hot cup of coffee and sitting by the wood stove and I think I’ll make a call on that Sunday Game with the Texans……………………………………………………………..Atlanta 26——Houston 17.
Two touches and about 4 field goals should do it !


December 3rd, 2011
7:44 am

Hopefully with Turner being a little banged up, Quizz will get more touches like we’ve all been screaming for. He is our Sproles. The sooner we start using him that way, the better. I thought that was why we drafted him. The guy can play, and he will help us if he’s ever given an opportunity.

Michael M.

December 3rd, 2011
7:56 am

That little guy is a good set-up man when the Falcons are backed up with a penalty and 3rd and long and need a first down, he’s done it before and he may do it again in Sunday’s Battle.
I am fishing here and not getting any bites. lmao


December 3rd, 2011
8:53 am

Too early for a lot of folks I guess. Probably already getting ready for the Georgia game this afternoon. I know around here, we’re getting ready for Georgia Southern to lay the smack down today!!


December 3rd, 2011
9:20 am

Amazing video of a high school senior from Columbia TN who kicks the ball dead straight 75-80 yards in the air. He was successful on 54 of 54 attempts this season….100%. Now he needs a college team. Willing to walk on at Georgia Tech if they will jst ask him.

Watch for yourself…it is unreal!


December 3rd, 2011
10:18 am

Sam still spamming every dang blog with this BS – and I am a GT grad but grow weary of this spam.

The Real Falcon

December 3rd, 2011
3:13 pm

Michael M.

December 3rd, 2011
4:13 pm

Ndamukong Suh of the Detroit Lions crashed a car in Washington .

Still think this guy is going to hurt somebody in the NFL. Saints are lucky he is not in their game Sunday night ! He is a dirty player with a attitude !

@The Real Falcon…mm…first I hear on that story !

Georgia Game is fixing to get underway…gotta go !

Go Falcons !


December 4th, 2011
9:52 am

If ANYone wants J. Puker let them have his arse. I find the whole, “I’m so special I have to be called by three names,” crap to be way beyond annoying. And sports announcers who go along with this stupid crap to be just as guilty and stupid sounding. They are the same ones who will call Ted Turner Stadium, “The Ted” (an unoriginal insipid idea that copies “The Jake.”) Morons, like the proverbial birds, do flock together.


December 4th, 2011
9:57 am