Found November 17, 2011 on Pro Sports Daily:
Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith plans to be cautious with rookie wide receiver Julio Jones. Jones exited Sunday's game against the NFC South rival New Orleans Saints after aggravating his right hamstring. Jones had missed two games earlier in the season with an injury to his left hamstring. "We have to make sure we make the right decision for putting a player back out on the field for a short-term goal and hurt us for a long-term goal," Smith told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The sixth overall pick of the 2011 draft, Jones has 30 receptions for 498 yards and two touchdowns this season.

Falcons WR Jones misses practice for 3rd day in row

Atlanta Falcons rookie wide receiver Julio Jones missed a third straight day of practice Friday and has been listed as questionable for Sunday's game against Tennessee. Jones aggravated a hamstring injury in Sunday's game against NFC South rival New Orleans Saints. He had missed two games earlier in the season with an injury to his left hamstring. If he is unable to play...

No practice for Julio Jones on Friday

The chances of Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones playing against the Titans on Sunday are looking bleaker after Jones missed practice on Friday. He’s officially listed as questionable after reinjuring his hamstring in last week’s loss to the Saints, but it seems unwise to push him back onto the field so quickly if the team…

Julio Jones Doesn’t Practice

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones missed practice on Wednesday due to a hamstring injury that he aggravated on Sunday against the Saints. Right now,  I highly doubt that Jones will be able to play this week against the Titans.  I would expect to see Harry Douglas once again fill in for him.

Julio Jones misses practice again

A week after returning from a hamstring injury with a breakout game against the Colts, Falcons receiver Julio Jones aggravated the injury against the Saints. He hasn’t practiced on Wednesday or Thursday of this week, decreasing the likelihood that he’ll be available for Sunday’s game against the Titans. The sixth pick in the 2011 draft,…

Baker could return this week, Jones might not

The Falcons released their injury report this week, and Sam Baker was listed as questionable after limited participation in all three days of practice. Baker missed the past three games with a back injury. Two weeks ago he was reportedly expected to miss 3-4 weeks. He has been replaced by Will Svitek in the team’s past three outings. Wide receiver Julio Jones was also listed as...

What’s Wrong With the 2011 Atlanta Falcons?

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Likelihood of defending NFC South title down to 15.4 percent

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Injury update: Baker’s back; Jones, Moore still out

Falcons lineman Sam Baker blocks Carolina's Charles Johnson, giving Matt Ryan time to pass. Curtis Compton / By Chris Vivlamore   FLOWERY BRANCH – Falcons left tackle Sam Baker returned to practice on a limited basis Wednesday. Baker, who started the first six games this season, missed the past three games with a back injury. The team’s original diagnosis...

Falcons Week 10 Review (Coach Smith I Got Your Back)

Mike Smith is going to go down as the best coach in Falcons history by the time he's done coaching.Just another Falcons vs Saints classic. That seems to be what has become the norm when these two teams meet. Overtime games, back and forth scoring, lots of momentum swings, lead changes, and and someone getting a win by only a few points. It’s exactly what you want any great...

Smith: Falcons confident in 'reasoning behind' OT gamble

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Saints hit the bye in great position for division crown

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Titans-Falcons Preview

The Atlanta Falcons' chance to take the NFC South lead last week essentially ended when coach Mike Smith's gamble didn't pan out. Tennessee Titans coach Mike Munchak has to like his team's chances in the AFC South with the division leader facing a major injury. The Falcons try to avoid losing two straight for the first time this season Sunday when they host a resurgent...

Over 30 Club has been busy this week

FLOWERY BRANCH — When the going gets tough, like it is right now for the 5-4 Falcons, the team internally looks to its veterans for leadership. In part, that’s why coach Mike Smith has a key veteran within each position group and empowers his “Over 30” club. The group is working overtime this week to help the team rebound from a difficult 26-23 overtime loss to the New Orleans...

A Six-Pack of Questions: NFL Week 11

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