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Falcons WR Sanu (hamstring) won’t play Sunday vs. Dolphins

October 13, 2017 GMT
FILE - In this Sept. 24, 2017, file photo, Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Taylor Gabriel (18) leaps over Detroit Lions linebacker Nick Bellore (43) and defensive end Armonty Bryant (97) during an NFL football game in Detroit. Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan may still be without No. 2 receiver Mohamed Sanu against Miami on Sunday. That could lead to bigger roles for Taylor Gabriel and tight end Austin Hooper. (AP Photo/Rick Osentoski, File)
FILE - In this Sept. 24, 2017, file photo, Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Taylor Gabriel (18) leaps over Detroit Lions linebacker Nick Bellore (43) and defensive end Armonty Bryant (97) during an NFL football game in Detroit. Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan may still be without No. 2 receiver Mohamed Sanu against Miami on Sunday. That could lead to bigger roles for Taylor Gabriel and tight end Austin Hooper. (AP Photo/Rick Osentoski, File)

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons will be without receiver Mohamed Sanu for Sunday’s game against the Miami Dolphins.

Sanu strained a hamstring in the Falcons’ last game, a 23-17 loss to the Buffalo Bills, and is still hobbled by the injury even though Atlanta (3-1) had a bye week.

He did some limited conditioning work at practice this week but wasn’t able to participate in drills. Sanu is third on the team with 16 catches for 163 yards and one touchdown.

The Falcons top receiver, Julio Jones, will play against the Dolphins even though he was limited all week by a hip injury.

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Also out for the Falcons: defensive lineman Courtney Upshaw, who will miss his third straight game with ankle and knee injuries, and linebacker Jermain Grace (hamstring).

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