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Sunday morning injury roundup: Julio Jones active



A four-part series on player health and safety with reporter Andrea Kremer aired Tuesday through Friday on NFL Network:

Tuesday: Football's safety issues
Wednesday: Virginia Tech's helmet technology, The "Hit System"
Thursday: Inside Darrelle Revis' rehab
Friday: The lack of common safety standards in youth football

» For more information on player health and safety, visit NFLEvolution.com.

Quarterback injuries were the big story in the NFL two weeks ago when Jay Cutler, Ben Roethlisberger, Alex Smith and Michael Vick were all injured. Cutler made it back to the lineup first.

NFL Network's Stacey Dales reported early Sunday that Cutler would start against the Minnesota Vikings. Cutler was indeed active, and piloted the Bears to a 28-10 victory over the Vikings. Smith is active for Sunday's game against the New Orleans Saints, but he will come off the bench. Colin Kaepernick started for the 49ers, as Albert Breer reported.

Here are the other injury stories we're tracking Sunday morning. Refresh often because we'll update who is starting and who is sitting right up until kickoff.

1. Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown (ankle) missed Sunday's game against the Cleveland Browns, as NFL.com's Aditi Kinkhabwala reported.

2. Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones (ankle) was active and played in his team's 24-23 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Linebacker Sean Weatherspoon (ankle) and Asante Samuel (shoulder) were also active.

3. Vikings wide receiver Percy Harvin (ankle) was officially ruled out on Saturday. He didn't make the trip to Chicago.

4. Indianapolis Colts tight end Coby Fleener (shoulder) was out against the Buffalo Bills.

5. Cincinnati Bengals slot receiver Andrew Hawkins (knee) was out again against the Oakland Raiders, as expected.

6. Bills running back Fred Jackson was active after returning from his concussion.

7. Knowshon Moreno was active and started at running back for the Denver Broncos against the Kansas City Chiefs.

8. More bad news for the Chiefs offense. Left tackle Branden Albert was inactive with a back injury.

9. Darren Sproles (hand) was active for the Saints, as FOXSports insider and NFL Network contributor Jay Glazer reported.

9. Greg Jennings (groin) will be out for the Green Bay Packers' tilt against the New York Giants on "Sunday Night Football," Glazer reported.

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