Babineaux is in the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Buccaneers after missing Thursday's practice due to a noninjury-related issue.
As expected, Babineaux will be ready for Week 1 as he returned for Friday's practice after his brief absence. The veteran will start at defensive tackle alongside Grady Jarrett.
Babineaux (non-injury related) returned to practice Friday.
Babineaux did not practice Thursday for unknown reasons, but he is not dealing with any sort of physical impairment. The Falcons' longest-tenured player should be full-tilt and ready to go come Sunday.
Babineaux tallied two tackles in the season finale against the Saints.
Babineaux put together another decent year, finishing with 30 tackles, 1.5 sacks, a forced fumble and an interception in 2015. He has one year left on his contract, so expect to see the big man back in the trenches for the Falcons in 2016.
The Falcons are all but perfectly healthy for their Sunday game against visiting Cleveland. Cornerback Robert Alford (wrist) and offensive tackle Jonathan Scott (hamstring) are out, but the other eight players on their injury report are probable.
That group includes guard Jon Asamoah (shoulder), defensive tackle Jonathan Babineaux (knee), wide receivers Drew Davis (foot), Harry Douglas (foot), Julio Jones (illness) and Devin Hester (wrist) and running backs Steven Jackson (illness) and Patrick DiMarco (illness).
Falcons defensive end Jonathan Babineaux left Sunday's game against the Panthers in Week 11 with a knee injury. Babineaux sustained the injury in the first half and was ruled questionable to return to the game. He had just one total tackle before leaving the game.
Falcons wideout Harry Douglas (foot) and running back Antone Smith (neck) are active for Sunday's game at Tampa Bay after being listed as questionable. Also suiting up are defensive tackle Jonathan Babineaux, who was probable with a foot injury, and defensive end Jonathan Massaquoi, who was questionable with a foot problem.
Falcons tackle Jonathan Scott (hamstring) was the only player on Atlanta's final injury report ruled out for Sunday's game against Tampa Bay. Harry Douglas (foot), Jonathan Massaquoi (foot) and Antone Smith (neck) were labeled questionable, while Jonathan Babineaux (foot) was ruled probable for Week 10.
Falcons running back Antone Smith and defensive end Jonathan Babineaux returned to practice Wednesday as the team prepped for Sunday's game at Tampa Bay. Both were limited.
Smith hurt his neck Week 8 against Detroit. Babineaux injured his foot Week 7 against Baltimore.
Falcons defensive tackle Jonathan Babineaux was back at practice Monday, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He sat out the Falcons' previous game in Week 8 against the Lions.
The following players were officially deemed inacitve for the Falcons in Week 8 against the Lions: Defensive tackle Jonathan Babineaux, quarterback Sean Renfree, wide receiver Freddie Martino, cornerback Javier Arenas, linebacker Tyler Starr, tackle Jonathan Scott and tackle Cameron Bradfield.
The Falcons are fairly healthy heading into their Sunday game against Detroit. Only defensive tackle Jonathan Babineaux (foot) appears destined to sit despite his status as questionable. Also questionable is wide receiver Harry Douglas (foot).
The probables are left guard Justin Blalock (back), wide receiver Julio Jones (ankle) and linebacker Prince Shembo (knee). All three were limited in practice Friday.
The Falcons listed seven players on their final injury report for Week 7 at Baltimore, and only wide receiver Harry Douglas was ruled out for the contest. Defensive tackle Jonathan Babineaux (knee), guard Justin Blalock (back), wide receiver Devin Hester (hamstring), wide receiver Julio Jones (ankle), linebacker Prince Shembo (knee) and linebacker Nate Stupar (knee) were all labeled probable for Sunday's game after practicing in full on Friday.
The Falcons have agreed to terms with defensive tackle Jonathan Babineaux on a three-year contract extension, the team announced Tuesday.
Babineaux had 42 tackles, a sack and an interception last season, his ninth in Atlanta.
The Falcons and defensive tackle Jonathan Babineaux are close to agreement on a three-year contract, reports the National Football Post. He had 42 tackles, a sack and an interception last season, his ninth in Atlanta.
Free agent defensive tackle Jonathan Babineaux, who's spent his entire nine-year career with the Falcons, hopes to return to the team, reports the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The paper says a two- or three-year deal seems workable for Babineaux, who's started every game the past two seasons.
The Falcons don't want to let defensive tackle Jonathan Babineaux get away in free agency. He had 42 tackles, a sack, a forced fumble and two fumble recoveries this season.
“Jonathan has had a really nice season as far as the season we had,” general manager Thomas Dimitroff said. “He was disruptive. He was healthy for the majority of the season and he did a really nice job for us. He’s almost becoming a little bit ageless. He’s fallen in line with Tony (Gonzalez) from the standpoint of, he’s produced very well with a lot of energy and a lot of passion and tenacity. It’d be nice to have him back.”
Falcons defensive back Robert McClain and defensive lineman Jonathan Babineaux both recovered two fumbles on a day when the Redskins lost five Week 15 in Atlanta. McClain also forced a fumble in the game, finishing with five tackles, two solo. Babineaux had just one assisted tackle.
Neither player had a fumble recovery coming into game.
The Falcons listed five defenders on the injury report for Week 12 against the Saints, and only one of them was unable to suit up Thursday. Defensive lineman Malliciah Goodman (calf), who was already ruled out, did not take the field Thursday.
Defensive linemen Jonathan Babineaux (triceps) and Peria Jerry (shoulder) are both active, along with linebackers Paul Worrilow (shoulder) and Zeke Motta (hand).
The Falcons released their Week 12 injury report for Thursday's game vs. New Orleans. Defensive end Malliciah Goodman (calf) is out, tackle Jonathan Babineaux (tricep), quarterback Dominique Davis (knee) and safety Zeke Motta (hand) are questionable, while defensive tackle Peria Jerry (shoulder), running back Jacquizz Rodgers (ankle), tackle Jeremy Trueblood (knee, hip) and linebacker Paul Worrilow (shoulder) are considered probable.
Falcons defensive lineman Jonathan Babineaux, who entered the game with only 18 tackles all season, set a season high with eight, including six solo, Week 10 against the Seahawks. He had a seven-tackle game earlier this season.