Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Inquirer Daily News

Rams vs. Falcons 2013 injury report: Chris Long, Julio Jones questionable

St. Louis Rams defensive end Chris Long has played all 81 games since he was drafted with the second overall pick in the 2008 NFL Draft, but he could be in jeopardy of missing action for the first time. Rams head coach Jeff Fisher listed Long as questionable on Friday, casting his availability for Sunday's game in doubt.

Both of Matt Ryan's big targets are banged up heading into this one, with Julio Jones and Roddy White each listed as questionable. Jones returned to practice on Thursday after being held out Wednesday and seems to be on track for significant playing time Sunday. White's outlook doesn't seem as rosy, however, as he admitted earlier this week that the injury he's been battling since the preseason is in fact a high ankle sprain.

He was used largely as a decoy against the Saints last week -- he had just two receptions for 19 yards -- and will likely play a similar role against the Rams. Starting cornerback Asante Samuel is also questionable with a thigh injury. Drew Brees burned the Falcons' secondary for over 350 yards passing during Samuel's absence in Week 1.

Here's a full injury report for both teams:

St. Louis Rams


DB Quinton Pointer


S Darian Stewart


DE Chris Long


TE Cory Harkey
RB Daryl Richardson

Atlanta Falcons


T Sam Baker
DT Jonathan Babineaux
WR Julio Jones
CB Asante Samuel
LB Sean Weatherspoon
WR Roddy White


S Thomas DeCoud
DT Peria Jerry
DE Cliff Matthews

More from SB Nation NFL:

Peyton Manning will be MVP

Week 2 picks after wild opening week

Week 2 watchability index

Captain controversy in Tampa Bay

Disarming the NFL's newest weapon: How to stop the read-option

Pride of the City: FDNY vs. NYPD's annual baseball game

This article originally appeared on SBNation.

Click here for the full article »
Latest Videos:
Also on
Stay Connected