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The Falcons see no reason to expose their star wideout

 

The Atlanta Falcons will go without two offensive playmakers in their summer opener.

Head coach Dan Quinn confirmed on Tuesday that wide receiver Julio Jones and return specialist Taylor Gabriel will not play in the team’s exhibition premiere against Miami.

Though they will not play in the game, both will feature in the team’s pre-game warmups.

Jones is fully recovered from his offseason foot injury and subsequent surgery, but the team is understandably cautious about exposing their primary yard-gainer to any potential setbacks, particularly in a meaningless game.

Gabriel has been a positive feature in training camp this summer, and Quinn confirmed that he is their favorite to assume the main punt returner job, though has been nursing a minor leg injury recently.

Last season, his first in Atlanta, Gabriel scored six touchdowns off 579 yards.

Quinn also said that running back B.J. Daniels, tackle Kevin Graf, and defensive end Martin Ifedi will not play in the team’s 2017 preseason debut.

 

 

http://247sports.com/Bolt/Falcons-will-sit-Julio-Jones-among-others-vs-Dolphins-105903423

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49 minutes ago, GTBF54 said:

Gabriel returned four kickoffs for 96 yards his rookie season with the Cleveland Browns (2014). He had punt returns of 80, 72, 55, and 54 yards while in college at Abilene Christian University...........

 

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5 hours ago, birdz4i said:

 

The Falcons see no reason to expose their star wideout

 

The Atlanta Falcons will go without two offensive playmakers in their summer opener.

Head coach Dan Quinn confirmed on Tuesday that wide receiver Julio Jones and return specialist Taylor Gabriel will not play in the team’s exhibition premiere against Miami.

Though they will not play in the game, both will feature in the team’s pre-game warmups.

Jones is fully recovered from his offseason foot injury and subsequent surgery, but the team is understandably cautious about exposing their primary yard-gainer to any potential setbacks, particularly in a meaningless game.

Gabriel has been a positive feature in training camp this summer, and Quinn confirmed that he is their favorite to assume the main punt returner job, though has been nursing a minor leg injury recently.

Last season, his first in Atlanta, Gabriel scored six touchdowns off 579 yards.

Quinn also said that running back B.J. Daniels, tackle Kevin Graf, and defensive end Martin Ifedi will not play in the team’s 2017 preseason debut.

 

 

http://247sports.com/Bolt/Falcons-will-sit-Julio-Jones-among-others-vs-Dolphins-105903423

Pre-season or during the season? Sit Ryan and Freeman too and still get the W in the regular season!

Seriously though, the Falcons don't want any offensive stars on the pre-season field when Suh is playing. He stomps on ankles, knees, hands, whatever is loose. He'll also dive at knees well after the whistle. We see it game after game against them. Smart move by Quinn.

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6 hours ago, socalriseup said:

as long as our starters arent in after one drive im good. dont want to risk injuries

Keep any key player off the field whenever Suh is playing. He never hesitates to stomp on ankles, legs, knees, heads, etc. He'll also dive at knees, well after the play is over.  

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