Julio Jones is inactive for Atlanta’s game against the Carolina Panthers, leaving the Falcons without their top wide receiver for the second game in three weeks.
Jones had been listed as questionable after missing practice throughout the week with a hamstring injury. He was held out of the second half of Monday night’s loss at Green Bay with the injury after missing the Falcons’ loss to Chicago on Sept. 27.
Falcons safety Jaylinn Hawkins also is inactive with a concussion. Even so, the winless Falcons’ secondary gets a boost with safeties Keanu Neal (hamstring) and Ricardo Allen (elbow) returning from injuries.
Falcons defensive end Takk McKinley (groin), defensive tackle Marlon Davidson (knee) also are active.
Jones heads the list of notable inactive players for Sunday’s early games.
Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon avoided the inactive list for his team’s game in Baltimore after being listed as questionable during the week with a shin injury.
Coming off a 151-yard rushing effort against Jacksonville, Mixon hopes to help Cincinnati (1-2-1) earn a second straight win.
Bengals receiver John Ross, the team’s 2017 first-round pick, was placed on the inactive list with an unspecified illness. Baltimore will be without receiver Chris Moore, who has yet to play this season because of finger and thigh injuries.