Flowery Branch, GA (Sports Network) - The Atlanta Falcons have listed wide
receiver Julio Jones as questionable for Sunday's game at Tampa Bay due to a
sore ankle that's plagued the second-year standout the last two weeks.
Jones has yet to miss a game with the injury, which he incurred during
Atlanta's 31-27 loss at rival New Orleans on Nov. 11, but has been limited in
each of the team's past two outings and exited last week's 23-19 victory over
Arizona in the fourth quarter.
The 2011 first-round draft pick managed just three catches for 33 yards
against the Cardinals and had 75 yards on four grabs in the New Orleans game.
Jones racked up 252 yards and a touchdown on 10 catches over the two contests
that preceded the loss to the Saints. For the season, the 23-year-old has
recorded 47 receptions totaling 736 yards and five scores.
A pair of defensive starters, linebacker Sean Weatherspoon and cornerback
Asante Samuel, were also marked as questionable for Sunday's matchup, though
both were able to practice on a limited basis on Friday after sitting out
Weatherspoon, who's dealing with an ankle sprain, hasn't played since
Atlanta's Week 9 victory over Dallas on Nov. 4. Samuel left last week's game
with a right shoulder injury.
Defensive tackles Peria Jerry (quadriceps) and Vance Walker (ribs) are also
questionable to face the Buccaneers, while running back Michael Turner
(groin), defensive end John Abraham (back) and defensive tackle Jonathan
Babineaux (neck) were among those listed as probable.
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