FLOWERY BRANCH — Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones, who suffered an ankle injury against the New Orleans Saints, did not practice for the second consecutive day on Thursday.
Falcons coach Mike Smith said that Jones and linebacker Sean Weatherspoon, who worked out with the trainers would be game time decisions on Sunday.
“These guys are so close and moving in the right direction that we’ll make a determination as late as we possibly can,” Smith said. “We can do it as late as we possibly can. They are working to get back. We are hoping that they’ll continue to progress tomorrow, Saturday and Sunday morning.”
The Falcons have until 11:30 a.m. on Sunday morning to declare their final active roster.
Jones left the game with the Saints, but returned after missing 28 offensive snaps.
Weatherspoon, wide receiver Kevin Cone (groin) and safety Charles Mitchell (calf) worked out with the training staff.
“He is getting close,” Smith said. “He ramped up his work on the side today as well as Kevin Cone and Charles Mitchell.”
Defensive end John Abraham (back), linebacker Stephen Nicholas (groin), running back Michael Turner (groin) and defensive tackle Vance Walker (ribs) were all limited in practice.
Defensive tackle Jonathan Babineaux (thigh), wide receiver Harry Douglas (ankle) linebacker Mike Peterson (foot) and tight end Tony Gonzalez (shoulder) fully participated in practice.
For Arizona, quarterback Kevin Kolb (ribs) and defensive end Calais Campbell (calf) did not practice Thursday.
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 Thursday. Safety Kerry Rhodes (back) and guard Adam Snyder (quadriceps) fully participated in practice.
Snyder was the only change to Arizona’s injury report.
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