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Falcons wideouts banged up after Monday night

Tampa Bay Buccaneers v Atlanta Falcons

ATLANTA, GA - JANUARY 01: Julio Jones #11 and Roddy White #84 of the Atlanta Falcons celebrate Jones’ touchdown against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Georgia Dome on January 1, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

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As the Falcons prepare for a blacked out battle of the unbeatens in San Diego, their top two wideouts are fighting through injuries.

Both Julio Jones (thigh) and Roddy White (knee) were limited in practice on Wednesday and Thursday.

Also limited for the Falcons on Thursday were defensive end John Abraham (knee), tackle Tyson Clabo (hip), linebacker Stephen Nicholas (thigh), and linebacker Sean Weatherspoon (thigh).

Absent from practice each of the last two days were cornerback Christopher Owens (head) and running back Antone Smith (hamstring).

For the Chargers, tackle Jared Gaither (back) didn’t practice either day. Ditto for cornerback Shareece Wright (foot). All other injured Chargers fully participated, including tight end Antonio Gates (ribs), running back Ryan Mathews (clavicle), tight end Dante Rosario (calf), receiver Eddie Royal (shoulder), and running back Curtis Brinkley (knee).