– Updating an earlier item, the Atlanta Falcons are optimistic that wide receiver Julio Jones will play tonight against the Saints. Jones suffered a shoulder injury last week and while he didn’t practice Monday or Tuesday, he did participate in yesterday’s walk-through.
– Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore is also expected to play on Thursday night. Lattimore, who has been dealing with a hamstring injury, is expected to shadow Jones. Julio hasn’t scored a touchdown since Week 3, the longest scoring slump of his career.