Julio Jones misses practice with the flu

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Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) -- Falcons receiver Julio Jones has been sent home with flu-like symptoms but is expected to play Sunday against Arizona.

Coach Dan Quinn says the wide receiver likely will return to practice on Friday. Jones, a two-time All-Pro, leads the NFL in yards receiving and is the only player in league history with five straight 1,400-yard seasons.

Atlanta (4-9) has been beset with injuries across the roster with the offense losing running back Devonta Freeman and both starting guards for most of the season.

Quinn said Thursday that starting nose tackle Grady Jarrett is expected to play against the Cardinals (3-10) despite groin and shoulder injuries. Reserve tackle Terrell McClain will not play because of a sore hip.