The Atlanta Falcons are holding out two key starters on their offense this week — center Alex Mack and wide receiver Julio Jones — because of injuries.
Coach Dan Quinn said Wednesday he expects Mack, who suffered a leg injury in Sunday’s NFC championship game win over Green Bay, to be able to practice next week and play in the Feb. 5 Super Bowl against New England.
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Quinn said Mack’s leg was sore above his ankle.
Jones missed practice with a sprained toe through most of last week before practicing on Friday. Jones played a starring role with nine catches for 180 yards and two touchdowns in the 44-21 win over the Packers.
Jones also is expected to practice next week.
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