Blalock’s 102-game streak to end against Giants

Falcons guard Justin Blalock (back) and wide receiver Harry Douglas (foot) will not play against the New York Giants on Sunday, head coach Mike Smith announced on Friday.

Blalock’s streak of 102 consecutive starts will be snapped. Neither player practiced this week.

Blalock has never missed a game because of injury during his eight-year career and has made 102 consecutive starts in the regular season.

Harland Gunn is set to replace him in the lineup. The Falcons signed Gunn off the practice squad on Tuesday after center Joe Hawley (knee) and tackle Lamar Holmes (foot) were placed on season-ending injured reserve.

Douglas did not play against the Vikings. He was a full participant for two practices leading up to the game before being listed as limited on Friday.

Four Falcons players were upgraded to full in practice Friday: wide receiver Devin Hester (ankle), safety Kemal Ishmael (ankle), wide receiver Julio Jones (ankle) and linebacker Prince Shembo (knee).