Falcons Jones, Freeman may be limited in practice

  • Matt Winkeljohn
5:35 p.m Monday, Nov. 6, 2017 Homepage
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Falcons running back Devonta Freeman runs the ball against Panthers safety Mike Adams #29 in the fourth quarter during their game Sunday at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina.

FLOWERY BRANCH -- Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones and running back Devonta Freeman suffered injuries in Sunday’s 20-17 loss at Carolina that may limit their practice time before this Sunday’s game against the Cowboys.

Their injuries are unclear, although Jones had a slight limp late Sunday, although he did not miss many plays and caught six passes for a season-high 118 yards. Jones has battled foot issues through his career, and had off-season surgery to remove a bunion.

He definitely battled through a lower-leg injury,” said Falcons head coach Dan Quinn. “That has been his history his whole time here, his toughness. I thought Freeman and he both really had some opportunities to show how tough and competitive they are and it really jumped out . . .  Going in, I would presume [Jones] will be [limited in practice Wednesday].

Freeman missed one play in the fourth quarter after a collision with Panthers middle linebacker Luke Kuechly, but returned after taking his helmet off. Falcons head coach Dan Quinn would not describe the injury Monday, but said that it was not an aggravation of the shoulder injury that limited his practice time last week.

 “It was not his shoulder, and I’ll follow up Wednesday,” Quinn said. “He came through the shoulder last week. He may be limited some Wednesday.” 

Kicker Matt Bryant suffered an apparent injury to his right calf early in the game, and defensive tackle Grady Jarrett had an injury to his trunk.

Bryant and Quinn did not go into detail about the kicker’s injury. Asked if he would play against Dallas, Bryant said, “From what I've been told yes, there's a chance . . . I know you want more, but that's not my pay grade.”

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