Falcons rookie WR Jones out vs. Lions

Published October 23, 2011

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Atlanta Falcons rookie wide receiver Julio Jones is inactive for Sunday's game against the Detroit Lions because of a hamstring injury.

Jones sat out last Sunday's 31-17 win over the Panthers due to the injury, which he suffered during a Week 5 loss to the Packers. He didn't practice all week and was listed as doubtful for Sunday's game on Friday's injury report.

Listed at 6-foot-3, 220-pounds, Jones has 25 receptions for 358 yards in five games this season. The Alabama product has yet to score but has two games of more than 100 receiving yards.

Additionally, the Falcons will be without their starting left tackle Sam Baker due to a lower back injury. Will Svitek will start in Baker's place. Defensive end John Abraham will start despite a groin injury that limited him in practice.

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