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Saturday, October 25, 2014

Falcons Injury Report: Harry Douglas, Julio Jones, Jonathan Baineaux

By on 10/25/2014 02:54:00 PM

The Atlanta Falcons have traveled over the pond to London to face the Detroit Lions in an overseas match up.  The Falcons are a long way from home, and according to their final injury report, Atlanta will be almost full strength when they kickoff at Wembley Stadium early tomorrow morning.

With a 2-5 record and ranked third in the NFC South division, the Falcons are in dire need of a win. Thankfully wide receiver Julio Jones is probable this week, going from a limited practice status to full practice as he works on the healing of his sore ankle. Jones has 49 receptions for 676 with three touchdowns on the season, and he is one target that quarterback Matt Ryan can not afford to lose. He is ranked third in receptions and fourth in receiving yards out of all the receivers throughout the league.

Wide receiver Harry Douglas, who has not played since a foot injury sidelined him in the third week of the season, was back on the field for Atlanta this week. The Falcons desperately need Douglas back, who has posted 12 receptions for 121 yards and a touchdown in only three games played. His status for Sunday is questionable as he participated in limited practice this week, and he remains a true game-time decision.

Atlanta has lost five starting offensive lineman to season-ending injuries which has hindered their offense. Good news from London is that guard Justin Blalock practiced fully after missing time from a back injury.  His status is officially probable.

On the other side of the line, rookie linebacker Prince Shembo (knee) is probable after practicing fully in London on Friday.  Shembo, who had apparently won the starting inside linebacker role opposite Paul Worrilow, has been probable each week he's been on the injury report, yet has barely seen the field defensively.

Defensive tackle Jonathan Babineaux did not practice again on Friday as he continues to deal with a foot injury. The team had expected that he could get some limited work in during Friday's practice, so the fact that he was unable to go is not encouraging.  Babineaux is officially listed as questionable.

With the Falcons in England, the team's inactive list will be released around 8:00 am EST, as teams are required to release their lists at least 90 minutes before kickoff.  

The Atlanta Falcons (2-5) kickoff with the Detroit Lions (5-2) tomorrow at 9:30 am EST at Wembley Stadium in London, England.

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