The Atlanta Falcons are readying to play the Jacksonville Jaguars in perhaps the most-anticipated Thursday night game of this entire week. The first injury report for the game is out, revealing a lengthy list of non-participants, in addition to the standard list of resting seniors.
Running back Michael Turner skipped practice, as did slot receiver Harry Douglas and starting tackle Will Svitek. All three of those gentlemen were felled by groin injuries. Julio Jones was also limited, this time due to a back injury. Sam Baker filled in for Tyson Clabo, who was out with an illness.
On the Jags side, Cecil Shorts and Guy Whimper have funny names.
|DE John Abraham (not injury related)||DNP|
|TE Tony Gonzalez (not injury related)||DNP|
|C Todd McClure (not injury related)||DNP|
|CB Kelvin Hayden (toe)||DNP|
|CB Brent Grimes (knee)||DNP|
|T Will Svitek (groin)||DNP|
|RB Michael Turner (groin)||DNP|
|WR Harry Douglas (groin)||DNP|
|K Matt Bryant (non injury related illness)||DNP|
|DT Jonathan Babineaux (ankle)||DNP|
|LB Stephen Nicholas (quad)||LP|
|WR Julio Jones (back)||LP|
|DE Ray Edwards (neck)||FP|
|CB Chris Owens (hand)||FP|
|DT Tyson Alualu (not injury related)||LP|
|CB TJ Heath (shoulder)||DNP|
|S Dwight Lowery (shoulder)||LP|
|FB Greg Jones (not injury related)||LP|
|RB Maurice Jones-Drew (not injury related)||LP|
|S Chris Prosinski (thumb)||DNP|
|DE Matt Roth (concussion)||DNP|
|PK Josh Scobee (groin)||DNP|
|WR Cecil Shorts (hamstring)||DNP|
|WR Mike Thomas (concussion)||DNP|
|OT Guy Whimper (thigh)||LP|
For more on the biggest Thursday night football game of the week, visit Falcons blog The Falcoholic and Jaguars blog Big Cat Country.