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Jones back at practice for Falcons, questionable vs. Saints

December 4, 2020 GMT
Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones (11) lands in the end zone for a touchdown against the Denver Broncosduring the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones (11) lands in the end zone for a touchdown against the Denver Broncosduring the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Julio Jones returned to practice as a limited participant Friday and is listed as questionable for the Atlanta Falcons’ game against the New Orleans Saints.

The star wide receiver has been dealing with a hamstring injury most of the season and missed last week’s win over the Las Vegas Raiders. He was limited in practice Wednesday and was held out Thursday.

Running back Todd Gurley (knee), defensive end Dante Fowler Jr. (hamstring) and cornerback Kendall Sheffield (illness) are also listed as questionable as Atlanta (4-7) prepares to host the Saints (9-2).

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Left guard James Carpenter, who was carted off the field against the Raiders, has been ruled out with a groin injury.

Receiver Calvin Ridley (foot, ankle), receiver Brandon Powell (toe), tight end Hayden Hurst (ankle) and linebacker Edmond Robinson (back) were limited participants on Friday.

Jones, a seven-time Pro Bowl selection who has missed three games with a hamstring injury this season, seeks to tie Marvin Harrison with his 59th career game of 100 yards receiving, third-most in history behind Jerry Rice (76) and Randy Moss (64).

Jones has 45 catches for 677 yards and three touchdowns this season. Ridley has 54 catches for 797 and seven touchdowns.

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