FLOWERY BRANCH – Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones, who suffered an ankle injury against the New Orleans Saints, did not practice Wednesday.
He left the game with was announced as a leg injury. On television, they announced that he had a calf injury.
On Wednesday’s injury report, Jones’ injury was listed as an ankle.
Jones returned against the Saints and made a big play on a 52-yard reception in the fourth quarter.
“We wanted to keep Julio off his feet,” Falcons coach Mike Smith said. “Julio will be evaluated tomorrow and we will determine how much work he’ll do.”
Linebacker Sean Weatherspoon, who’s missed the past two games with an ankle injury, worked out with the training staff and appears closer to returning.
“Sean was working with our (Athletic Performance) staff and he moved around,” Smith said. “We’ll ramp that up tomorrow and see how he feels in the morning to see what his work load will be for tomorrow.”
Jones, Weatherspoon, wide receiver Kevin Cone (groin) and safety Charles Mitchell (calf) did not practice.
The Falcons had a long list of players that were limited in practice.
Defensive end John Abraham (back), defensive tackle Jonathan Babineaux (thigh), wide receiver Harry Douglas (ankle), tight end Tony Gonzalez (shoulder), linebacker Stephen Nicholas (groin), running back Michael Turner (groin) and defensive tackle Vance Walker (ribs) were all limited in practice.
Linebacker Mike Peterson (foot) was listed on the injury report but fully participated in practice.
“The majority of those guys that were limited participation, will be full participation tomorrow,” Smith said. “It was a very physical game. We want to get some of these guys some rest. They have some bumps and bruises. That’s why we had a much longer list today.”
For Arizona, quarterback Kevin Kolb (ribs) and defensive end Calais Campbell (calf) did not practice Wednesday.
Cornerback Jamell Fleming (back), tight end Todd Heap (knee), tight end Jeff King (knee), long snapper Mike Leach (back), guard Adam Snyder (quad) and cornerback Greg Toler (hamstring) were limited Wednesday. Safety Kerry Rhodes (back) fully participated in practice.
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