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The Atlanta Falcons will get offensive stars Julio Jones and Austin Hooper back in action for their Week 14 matchup against the Carolina Panthers.

Jones was a late scratch last weekend with a shoulder injury but has practiced all week leading up to Sunday’s game. Hooper has missed the past three games due to an MCL sprain he suffered in Week 10.

The value in getting Jones back is obvious. He’s one of the NFL’s most explosive, most talented wide receivers and is a danger to every defense he faces. Yet getting Hooper back may be even bigger for the Falcons this week. Even missing three games, the tight end is tied with Calvin Ridley for the team lead in touchdown receptions (six).

Jesse Reed
Managing Editor at Sportsnaut. Featured on Yardbarker and MSN.com, and formerly was a breaking news writer/NFL analyst for Bleacher Report.