Falcons, Patriots’ final bye week damage reports paint opposite pictures

ATLANTA, GA - JANUARY 22:  Wide receiver Julio Jones #11 of a Atlanta Falcons walks by a hovel before holding on a Green Bay Packers in a NFC Championship Game during a Georgia Dome on Jan 22, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Getty Images


As a Falcons wrapped adult their pre-Super Bowl practices before streamer to Houston, not a singular actor perceived a tag of controversial or worse on a final bye week damage report.

That said, receiver Julio Jones was singular in Friday’s use with his slow toe emanate after blank Wednesday and Thursday. Likewise, core Alex Mack didn’t use all week. Still, a deficiency of a tag clearly implies both will be good to go.

In contrast, a Patriots listed 9 players as questionable, 9 days before a Super Bowl. They are receiver Danny Amendola (ankle), parsimonious finish Martellus Bennett (knee), using behind Brandon Bolden (knee), reserve Nate Ebner (concussion), kicker Stephen Gostkowski (illness), linebacker Dont’a Hightower (shoulder), receiver Chris Hogan (thigh), receiver Malcolm Mitchell (knee), and defensive finish Jabaal Sheard (knee).

The usually New England players to skip use were Ebner (all week) and Gostkowski (Thursday and Friday). The others were singular Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.

And so a takeaways are this: (1) all Falcons will be accessible for a Super Bowl, exclusive a reversal during use or a hotel-room mishap; and (2) a Patriots have installed adult a news with so many guys that we won’t know that harmed players will indeed skip a diversion until 90 mins before kickoff. As usual.


Do you have an unusual story to tell? E-mail stories@tutuz.com