Compared to last week when he sat out, rookie wide receiver Julio Jones's status for Sunday's game with Minnesota has been upgraded by the Atlanta Falcons.
The Falcons officially listed Jones on Friday as probable, whereas last week they listed him as questionable because of a hamstring injury that he suffered on Nov. 13 against New Orleans. Jones did not practice on Wednesday but did get back on the practice field on Thursday in a limited capacity and participated fully on Friday.
And while the Falcons have a host of defensive players on the injury report, their fears could be allayed by the fact that running back Adrian Peterson most likely will not suit up for the Vikings. The Vikings listed Peterson as doubtful with a high-ankle sprain, but head coach Leslie Frazier told reporters in Minnesota that Peterson was "very, very doubtful" after suffering an injury last Sunday and failing to practice all week.
The Falcons also ruled out starting nickelback Kelvin H...