Falcons' Julio Jones, Devonta Freeman held from practice with injuries

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones and running back Devonta Freeman both were held out of practice Tuesday as the team prepared for Saturday's NFC wild-card matchup with the Los Angeles Rams.

Jones, who had been dealing with ankle and thumb injuries, now is listed with ankle and rib injuries. He took a hard hit over the middle from safety Mike Adams in last week's win over Carolina but returned to the game.

Meanwhile, Freeman showed up on the injury report with a knee injury. Freeman said he was banged up after last week's game but played through the pain.

The Falcons typically have limited Jones' practice reps throughout the season, while Freeman's situation is worth monitoring. The initial word is his knee is just fine. Tevin Coleman is the backup running back and capable of handling the load, but the Falcons hope to be at full strength against a tough Rams defense, led by defensive tackle Aaron Donald.

Also held out of practice Tuesday for the Falcons was lead kick returner Andre Roberts, listed with knee and ankle injuries. Roberts was injured against the Panthers.

Center Alex Mack (calf), defensive end Adrian Clayborn (calf), wide receiver Taylor Gabriel (hamstring) and tight end Levine Toilolo (knee) all were listed as limited in practice.

The Falcons placed starting left guard Andy Levitre on injured reserve Tuesday morning due to a triceps injury.