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Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones listed as questionable for Steelers game

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The Atlanta Falcons aren't tipping their hand in terms of Julio Jones' availability this Sunday. Head coach Mike Smith declared the star WR as questionable for the game vs. the Steelers.

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Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith is not about to show his hand in regard to Julio Jones' availability on Sunday when the Pittsburgh Steelers invade the Georgia Dome.

Smith is smart in listing the star wide receiver as "questionable" with a hip injury, although he has yet to practice this week in any capacity. A large part of Jones' participation will depend on his ability to handle the pain associated with the injury.

If Jones is unable to play, the Falcons will be losing the NFL's top wide receiver based on yards, and would then turn to Roddy White and Harry Douglas to fill Jones' gigantic shoes.

The "questionable" tag is given to players who have a 50-50 chance of playing in the upcoming game. As expected, the decision won't be made until game time as to whether Jones suits up or sits. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. ET.