Atlanta WR Jones out with turf toe against Rams
Julio Jones won’t play for the Atlanta Falcons in Los Angeles on Sunday.
The NFL’s most productive receiver is dealing with turf toe, and it didn’t improve enough to get him on the field for the Falcons (7-5).
Jones has 72 catches for a league-best 1,253 yards — 165 yards more than the closest receiver.
Jones’ absence is a boost for the Rams’ beleaguered defense, as is the absence of Mohamed Sanu, the Falcons’ No. 2 receiver. Sanu, who is fighting a groin injury, has caught 49 passes for 521 yards and three touchdowns.
The Rams are missing two key defensive starters: Robert Quinn is missing his second game with a concussion, and E.J. Gaines is out with a thigh injury.
Starting offensive lineman T.J. Lang is active for the Green Bay Packers’ game against the Seattle Seahawks. Lang has missed the past three games with a foot injury.
Linebacker Clay Matthews (shoulder) is also active for the Packers, though starting inside linebacker Blake Martinez will miss a third straight game with a knee injury.
Green Bay has only listed six inactive players, with a roster spot open following the NFL’s suspension of defensive lineman Mike Pennel for violating the league’s substance-abuse policy.
For New Orleans, wide receiver Michael Thomas is out with a foot injury. Thomas leads the Saints with 69 catches for 831 yards this season
The full list of each team’s inactive players for Sunday’s games.
PITTSBURGH AT BUFFALO
Steelers: QB Zach Mettenberger, S Shamarko Thomas, RB DeAngelo Williams, RB Daryl Richardson, G Ramon Foster, DT Javon Hargrave, WR Darrius Heyward-Bey.
Bills: QB Cardale Jones, WR Dez Lewis, RB Jonathan Williams, LB Lerentee McCray, TE Logan Thomas, TE Gerald Christian
DENVER AT TENNESSEE
Broncos: QB Austin Davis, CB Lorenzo Doss, LS Casey Kreiter, LB Brandon Marshall, G Connor McGovern, WR Jordan Norwood, OG Billy Turner.
Titans: DL Jurrell Casey, WR Kendall Wright, RB David Fluellen, DB Curtis Riley, LB Justin Staples, OG Sebastian Tretola, TE Jace Amaro.
WASHINGTON AT PHILADELPHIA
Redskins: QB Nate Sudfield, WR Rashad Ross, RB Matt Jones, S Will Blackmon, G Spencer Long, DE Anthony Lanier, G Shawn Lauvao.
Eagles: RG Brandon Brooks, WR Dorial Green-Beckham, RB Kenjon Barner, LB Kamu Grugier-Hill, G Dillon Gordon, OL, Halapoulivaati Vaitai, DT Taylor Hart.
ARIZONA AT MIAMI
Cardinals: S Tyrann Mathieu, DT Robert Nkemdiche, WR Marquis Bundy, CB Tharold Simon, G Cole Toner, DT Olsen Pierre, DT Ed Stinson.
Dolphins: LB Kiko Alonso, CB Xavien Howard, C Mike Pouncey, LB Jelani Jenkins, TE Thomas Duarte, WR Rashawn Scott, DE Mario Williams.
SAN DIEGO AT CAROLINA
Chargers: CB Brandon Flowers, RB Ronnie Hillman, TE Asante Cleveland, C Max Tuerk, OT Tyreek Burwell WR Geremy Davis, NT Ryan Carrethers
Panthers: RB Cameron Artis-Payne, LB David Mayo, LB Luke Kuechly, OT Daryl Williams, DT Kyle Love, TE Chris Manhertz, DE Charles Johnson
CINCINNATI AT CLEVELAND
Bengals: WR A.J. Green, S Derron Smith, LS Clark Harris, Christian Westerman, WR James Wright, E C.J. Uzomah, DE Wallace Gilberry
Browns: QB Kevin Hogan, QB Josh McCown, DB Trae Elston, OL Gabe Ikard, OL Shon Coleman, DL Tyrone Holmes
CHICAGO AT DETROIT
Bears: WR Eddie Royal, WR Marquess Wilson, DB Johnathan Banks, DB De’Vante Bausby, DB DeAndre Houston-Carson, NT C.J. Wilson, OL Mike Adams,
Lions: RB Theo Riddick, C Travis Swanson WR TJ Jones, QB Jake Rudock, LB Thurston Armbrister, OT Cornelius Lucas, DT Khyri Thornton
HOUSTON AT INDIANAPOLIS
Texans: QB Tom Savage, WR Braxton Miller, CB Johnathan Joseph, RB Tyler Ervin, LB John Simon, OL Josh Walker, DE Ufomba Kamalu
Colts: CB Patrick Robinson, S Clayton Geathers, OL Austin Blythe, OG Denzelle Good, DL Zach Kerr, LB Lavar Edwards, LB Robert Mathis
MINNESOTA AT JACKSONVILLE
Vikings: S Harrison Smith, LB Edmond Robinson, CB Marcus Sherels, C Joe Berger, DT Sharrif Floyd, OT Rashod Hill and QB Taylor Heinicke
Jaguars: RB Chris Ivory, C Brandon Linder, WR Allen Hurns, RB Denard Robinson, S Peyton Thompson, OL Jeremiah Poutasi and QB Brandon Allen
NEW YORK JETS AT SAN FRANCISCO
Jets: QB Christian Hackenberg, CB Dexter McDougle, RB Khiry Robinson, LB Lorenzo Mauldin, RT Breno Giacomini, WR Jalin Marshall, DL Steve McLendon.
49ers: QB Christian Ponder, CB Marcuus Cromartie, RB Mike Davis, T Joe Staley, TE Je’Ron Hamm, DT Qinton Dial, LB Tank Carradine.
NEW ORLEANS AT TAMPA BAY
Saints: C Max Unger, LB Craig Robertson, WR Michael Thomas, S Shiloh Keo, RB Marcus Murphy, LB Travis Feeney, C Jack Allen.
Buccaneers: QB Ryan Griffin, WR Adam Humphries, S Chris Conte, OT Demar Dotson, DL Devonte Lambert, G Caleb Benenoch, TE Luke Stocker.
ATLANTA AT LOS ANGELES
Falcons: WR Julio Jones, WR Mohamed Sanu, S Sharrod Neasman, S Robenson Therezie, OL Kevin Graf, OG Wes Schweitzer, DE Adrian Clayborn
Rams: QB Sean Mannion, RB Benny Cunningham, CB Blake Countess, CB E.J. Gaines, TE Cory Harkey, OT Pace Murphy, DE Robert Quinn
SEATTLE AT GREEN BAY
Packers: WR Trevor Davis, LB Blake Martinez, LB Kyler Fackrell, LB Nick Perry, T Kyle Murphy, OL JC Tretter
Seahawks: RB C.J. Prosise, S Tyvis Powell, FB Will Tukuafu, LB Brock Coyle, T Garry Gilliam, DT John Jenkins, DE Damontre Moore.