FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones was limited during Wednesday's practice with what was labeled a hamstring on the injury report.
Jones experienced hamstring soreness after the team's 26-24 season-opening win over the Philadelphia Eagles. But Jones recovered in time to have a major impact in last Sunday's 24-20 triumph over the New York Giants. Jones tied Tony Gonzalez's franchise record with 13 receptions and gained 135 receiving yards while playing 59 of 72 offensive snaps. In other words, the fact that he remains on the injury report shouldn't be a major concern.
The following players also were limited during practice: linebacker Paul Worrilow (calf), linebacker Justin Durant (foot), defensive end Malliciah Goodman (triceps), and nose tackle Paul Soliai (knee).
Running back Tevin Coleman, who fractured a rib against the Giants, was held out of practice. Receiver/kick returner Devin Hester remained sidelined by the turf toe injury that kept him out of the first two games. Hester was prepared to miss multiple games due to the injury. Turf toe can take up to four weeks to heal, depending on the severity.
Outside linebacker Brooks Reed, who underwent groin/sports hernia surgery before the season, showed signs of progress by going through ladder agility drills on a side field. Reed has had three surgical procedures since 2013 to address the matter. The initial timetable from the latest surgery was six weeks.
Defensive end/outside linebacker Kroy Biermann, who turned around the Giants game with a strip sack, was excused from Wednesday's practice for personal reasons not related to an injury.
In Dallas, tight end Jason Witten was limited in practice due to ankle/knee injuries. The Cowboys already are without quarterback Tony Romo (broken collarbone) and wide receiver Dez Bryant (foot surgery). Rookie pass-rusher Randy Gregory (ankle) and starting left guard Ronald Leary (groin) did not practice.