Falcons WR Jones returns to practice, ready to go vs Giants
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) Atlanta Falcons receiver Julio Jones says he'll be ready to go Sunday against the New York Giants after sitting out two practices with a sore hamstring.
Jones returned to practice Friday, calling the right hamstring issue ''nothing serious.'' He is listed as probable along with defensive end Adrian Clayborn (thumb), left tackle Jake Matthews (back), safety William Moore (illness), and linebacker O'Brien Schofield (hip). All were full participants at practice.
Jones was NFC offensive player of the week after catching nine passes for 141 yards and two touchdowns in a season-opening win over the Philadelphia Eagles.
The Falcons will be without three players: return specialist Devin Hester (toe), backup defensive end Malliciah Goodman (elbow), and linebacker Brooks Reed (recovering from groin surgery).
Hester and Reed also missed the opener.