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Atlanta Falcons blog by the AJC's D. Orlando Ledbetter

INJURY REPORT: Douglas, Babineaux questionable

  • 11:08 am Friday, October 24th, 2014 by D. Orlando Ledbetter

LONDON — Falcons wide receiver Harry Douglas (foot) and defensive tackle Jonathan Babineaux (foot) were listed as questionable on the team’s final injury report of Friday.

Douglas practice for the past two days. He was returning punts with Devin Hester and Robert McClain during the open portion of practice.

Babineaux did not practice and is not expected to play.

Left guard Justin Blalock (back), wide receiver Julio Jones (ankle) and linebacker Prince Shembo (knee) were all limited in practice and listed as probable for the game.

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Falcons WR Harry Douglas inactive for Vikings

  • 2:58 pm Sunday, September 28th, 2014 by D. Orlando Ledbetter

MINNEAPOLIS — Falcons wide receiver Harry Douglas, who suffered a foot injury in the Tampa Bay game, was listed as questionable on the team’s official injury report will be inactive for today’s game against the Minnesota Vikings.

Douglas, the team’s No. 3 wide receiver, has 12 catches for 121 yards and one touchdown on the season. With Douglas out, Devin Hester will slide up into the No. 3 wide receiver slot.

Eric Weems and Courtney Roby will likely split duty as the team’s number four wide receiver. Weems could also give the Falcons a return option if Devin Hester needs a break.

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Cover 9@9: Who else is wearing female deodorant?

  • 9:00 am Wednesday, August 6th, 2014 by D. Orlando Ledbetter

( You can read the Cover9@9 blog  every Wednesday at 9 a.m. throughout the season. We’ll try to get to everything about the Atlanta Falcons. Here’s the third installment.  – D. Orlando Ledbetter)  

1. Man Law violation: Admission time.

Like Falcons wide receiver Harry Douglas, I’ve worn Secret deodorant.

But, let’s be clear, I’ve never worn female deodorant on a regular basis.

I ran out of some manly Old Spice and the only thing in the house was some Secret.

I had to make a decision.

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Douglas ready for more action in the slot

  • 5:31 pm Saturday, July 26th, 2014 by D. Orlando Ledbetter

FLOWERY BRANCH – Falcons wide receiver Harry Douglas is ready to help pick-up some of production in the passing attack created by the retirement of tight end Tony Gonzalez.

The Falcons don’t have a tight end that they plan to feature in the passing attack. They will try to use more three-wide receiver sets to help replace some of the production. Gonzalez averaged more than 80 catches a season and 65 percent of his receptions went for first downs over the past five seasons.

Douglas, who’s coming off his first 1,000-yard receiving season, will be counted to help out from the slot [More]

Countdown to camp: Day 4 — Wide receivers

  • 6:00 am Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014 by D. Orlando Ledbetter

FLOWERY BRANCH — The countdown rolls on!

Coach Mike Smith, who was out in Montana, and general manager Thomas Dimitroff, who was out cycling with Lance Armstrong, reported back to the office on Monday.

The HBO cameras are all in place and rolling. The first big event was Smith’s staff meeting with the assistant coaches.

The rookies report today, the veterans Thursday and the first practice is set for Friday.

We started our countdown 10 days out.

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