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