Defensive end Cliff Matthews and safety William Moore each missed practice for the second straight day. Both players have hamstring injuries. Moore has missed the last two games because of the injury.
Four players were limited at practice Thursday. Defensive tackle Jonathan Babineaux, tackle Tyson Clabo, cornerback Chris Owens and wide receiver Roddy White were all limited.
It's an upgrade for White, who did not practice at all on Wednesday. White has a knee injury but is expected to play against the Detroit Lions on Saturday. White is the Falcons' leading receiver this season. He's caught 79 passes for 1,156 yards and five touchdowns.
Wide receiver Harry Douglas was also upgraded Thursday. He was limited at practice Wednesday, but was a full participant Thursday.
The Falcons can move to 13-2 if they beat the Lions (4-10) on Saturday. Kick off is scheduled for 8:30 p.m. ET.