Good news for the Atlanta Falcons' passing game: wide receiver Julio Jones was back in practice on Thursday after sitting out Wednesday with an ankle injury. Quarterback Matt Ryan continues to be a full participant in practice while he deals with a finger injury on his non-throwing hand.
Linebacker Sean Weatherspoon went from a limited participant in practice to sitting out Thursday as he continues to deal with an illness and ankle injury. Running back Michael Turner remained a limited participant in practice with a groin injury.
The Falcons continue to have a case of bad injury luck on the defensive line. Defensive end John Abraham and defensive tackle Jonathan Babineaux were both limited in Thursday's practice with a back and neck injury respectively. Abraham and Babineaux were both limited in Wednesday's practice as well.
The Falcons are also having special teams issues as well. Kicker Matt Bryant was limited in practice for the second day running with a back injury.