Falcons WR Jones active vs. Vikings after one-game hiatus

The Atlanta Falcons' passing attack received a boost for Sunday's game against the Minnesota Vikings, as rookie wide receiver Julio Jones officially was active after missing a Week 11 victory over the Tennessee Titans with a hamstring injury.

Jones' availability was expected. He was listed as probable on Friday's injury report, and he told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that he felt good running routes in practice.

Jones has 30 catches for 498 yards and four touchdowns this season, but he has missed three games with lingering hamstring issues.

Falcons left tackle Sam Baker (back) and cornerback Brent Grimes (knee) also were active.

As previously reported, the Vikings were without running back Adrian Peterson (ankle), and linebacker Erin Henderson (hamstring), tight end Visanthe Shiancoe (hamstring) and wide receiver Percy Harvin (ribs) were active.

Shiancoe, who was questionable because of a strained hamstring, started, but backup tight end Kyle Rudolph was out with a bruised quadriceps.

Tyrell Johnson started at strong safety in place of Husain Abdullah (concussion). Joe Berger started at right guard in place of Anthony Herrera (knee).

Visit www.nfl.com/inactives to see inactive players in every Sunday game.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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