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Friday, December 2, 2011
Falcons' Turner, Jones questionable

By Pat Yasinskas
ESPN.com

Atlanta running back Michael Turner (groin) and receiver Julio Jones (hamstring) are listed as questionable for Sunday’s game with Houston, but there were encouraging signs on both players Friday.

Jones and Turner each practiced on a limited basis after sitting out Wednesday and Thursday. The outlook isn't as promising for a couple of other players. Linebacker Stephen Nicholas (quadriceps) and cornerback Kelvin Hayden (toe) each are listed as doubtful.

The Falcons already have said Brent Grimes is out and that means Christopher Owens likely will start opposite Dunta Robinson and Dominique Franks will be used in nickel situations.