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               === Falcons WR Jones out for preseason opener ===
 
 Flowery  Branch, GA  (Sports Network)  - Atlanta  Falcons wide  receiver Julio
 Jones  will be  held out of Thursday's preseason opener against the Cincinnati
 Bengals due to a hamstring injury.
 
 Falcons  head coach  Mike  Smith told  reporters Tuesday  that  Jones will  be
 sidelined  for  precautionary reasons and  is not expected to miss significant
 time.
 
 Jones  put  together a stellar  sophomore campaign  last season, racking up 79
 catches for 1,198 yards and 10 touchdowns.
 
 Smith also said Tuesday that linebacker Sean Weatherspoon will miss Thursday's
 contest with a dislocated finger that he suffered during Monday's practice.
 
 08/06 15:01:43 ET