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Falcons move linebacker Deion Jones to active roster

FILE - In this Oct. 29, 2017, file photo, Atlanta Falcons outside linebacker Deion Jones runs during an NFL football game against the New York Jets, in East Rutherford, N.J. The Falcons aren't sure if linebacker Deion Jones will return for this week's game at Washington, they're still making adjustments at guard after losing starter Brandon Fusco, and Atlanta also doesn't know if kicker Matt Bryant will be back after missing one game with a sore hamstring.(Winslow Townson/AP Photo, File)

By The Associated Press

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) Falcons linebacker Deion Jones has been moved to the active roster and is eligible to play for the first time since breaking his right foot in Week 1.

Coach Dan Quinn said Wednesday that the team will see how he looks in practice this week before deciding if Jones will be in uniform Sunday when Atlanta (4-5) hosts Dallas (4-5).

Jones' return would boost a defense that ranks 28th in scoring and 30th in average yards. Jones was a Pro Bowl alternate selection last year after getting 91 solo tackles, six tackles for minus yards and nine pass breakups in 16 games.

Jones says, "Anything I could do I've done to get back out there with my boys ... make sure I'm ready to go when I go."


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Updated November 14, 2018

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