Injuries: Falcons optimistic WR Julio Jones plays

The Atlanta Falcons are hopeful a shoulder injury will no longer attend Julio Jones out of tonight’s matchup.
NFL Community Insider Ian Rapoport reported on Correct model Morning Football that the crew is optimistic the star wide receiver will play against the Fresh Orleans Saints despite the short week.
Jones battled an AC joint sprain injury in Sunday’s loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers but was once in a space to come and played 45 snaps. The wideout went through walkthrough on Wednesday after lacking sessions earlier within the week. He was once listed as questionable on the injury file.
Per Rapoport, Jones is expected to study the shoulder sooner than the lean to search out out if he can play.
Masses of injuries we’re monitoring spherical the league on Thursday:
» Fresh Orleans Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore is expected to play tonight against the Falcons, Rapoport reports. Lattimore, who’s listed as questionable, overlooked the last two games attributable to a hamstring injury.
»  Fresh York Giants tight end Evan Engram (foot), safety Jabrill Peppers (reduction), wide receiver Golden Tate (concussion), tight end Rhett Ellison (concussion) and prolonged snapper Zak DeOssie (knee/wrist) all didn’t apply Thursday.
NFL Community’s Mike Garafolo later reported that the Giants are expected to DeOssie on IR, a switch that can also tag the tip of the two-time Sizable Bowl winner’s time with the franchise.
» Fresh England Patriots kicker Nick Folk underwent an appendectomy and would possibly maybe perchance no longer play this week against the Texans, Rapoport reported. The surgical treatment was once laparoscopic (minimally invasive) so Folk is expected to have faith a short recovery time, Rapoport added.
» Detroit Lions defensive form out Damon Harrison (knee), who was once listed as questionable, is formally idle for Thursday’s sport against the Bears.
» Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster (concussion/knee) remained out. Cornerback Artie Burns (knee) and working reduction James Conner (shoulder) were tiny Thursday. Offensive lineman Alejandro Villanueva, who was once tiny by a shoulder injury Wednesday, was once a plump participant.
»  Washington Redskins linebacker Ryan Kerrigan (concussion) and wide receiver Paul Richardson (hamstring) overlooked a 2nd straight apply while working reduction Adrian Peterson (toe) overlooked apply after being tiny on Wednesday. Security Montae Nicholson (ankle) was once upgraded from tiny to plump, and Deshazor Everett (concussion) was once tiny after being out.
»  Carolina Panthers defensive form out Gerald McCoy was once a plump participant after lacking Wednesday with a knee/quad injury. Security Eric Reid (ankle) and linebacker Shaq Thompson (ankle) were upgraded from out to tiny while wide receiver Curtis Samuel (knee) was once a plump participant after being tiny.
» Miami Dolphins wide receivers Allen Hurns (ankle) and Albert Wilson (hip/chest) and cornerbacks Ken Crawley (shoulder) and Ryan Lewis (chest) remained tiny.
» Indianapolis Colts guard Quenton Nelson (hip) didn’t apply. Security Khari Willis (concussion) was once a plump participant. Cornerback Rock Ya-Sin (ankle) was once tiny. Working reduction Marlon Mack (hand) remained out. Broad receiver T.Y. Hilton additionally didn’t apply and has been ruled out for Sunday’s sport against the Titans.
» Jaguars wide receiver Chris Conley (hamstring), defensive end Josh Allen (knee) and defensive lineman Calais Campbell (reduction) remained tiny in apply.
» Kansas City Chiefs working reduction Damien Williams (ribs) and wide receiver Sammy Watkins (illness) didn’t apply.
» Tennessee Titans working reduction Derrick Henry (hamstring) remained tiny. Cornerback Adoree’ Jackson (calf) was once a plump participant after being tiny yesterday.

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