Injury report: Michael Turner fully participated in practice

Atlanta running back Michael Turner leaves the game during 2nd quarter action against Arizona. Turner returned to the sidelines in the second half, but did not return to the field to play. Curtis Compton / ccompton@ajc.com

Atlanta running back Michael Turner leaves the game during 2nd quarter action against Arizona. Turner returned to the sidelines in the second half, but did not return to the field to play. Curtis Compton / ccompton@ajc.com

FLOWERY BRANCH – Running back Michael Turner (groin) fully participated in practice on Thursaday.

Wide receiver Michael Jenkins (shoulder) was limited again and safety Erik Coleman (knee) did not participate.

For the the Saints, running back Chris Ivory (knee) and tackle Zach Strief (knee) both fully participated after being limited on Wednesday.

Safety Usama Young (quad) was limited after not participating on Wedensday.

Running back Reggie Bush (fibula), cornerback Randall Gay (concussion) and linebacker Anthony Waters (hamstring) did not participate in practice.

Limited Participation (LP)=less than 100% of a player’s normal reps

Full Participation (FP) = 100% of a player’s normal reps

Did Not Participate in Practice (DNP)

Get instant updates on Twitter at AJCFalcons and you can join the Facebook Fan page at AJC Falcons.

40 comments Add your comment

FrontRow

September 23rd, 2010
4:57 pm

Watched Frank Gore on replay last night and Turner vs. Saints in the toilet dome 2009. The formula is clear and so far the Saints haven’t shown they can stop it.

Against both these guys the Saints seem more inclined to try and strip the ball vs. tackle the ball carrier

Sick & Tired Of Being Sick & Tired

September 23rd, 2010
5:06 pm

The Falcons are going to take it to the Saints this year…..Not Once….But Twice and come out as WINNERS!!!!! The 49ers proved on Monday night that the Saints are beatable this year. Hopefully Mularkey won’t go back to his conservative play calling in New Orleans on Sunday.

Poor McKay

September 23rd, 2010
5:16 pm

If they can’t get good pressure up the middle on passing downs, then use Anderson to impede Brees’ view of the middle of the field. And please, make sure that every ball carrier is ready for defenders who are focused on ripping the ball out. I like out chances this Sunday.

Poor McKay

September 23rd, 2010
5:17 pm

I like our chances…

alanfalcon

September 23rd, 2010
5:29 pm

GOOD LUCK FALCONS, WE HAVE WAITED ALL YEAR SO THAT WE CAN COME BACK TO THE HOME OF THE SAINTS AND THE REFS., if you have looked at either of their games the mojo is missing and they are lucky to be 2-0, don’t think they will make it this week, should be 2-1.

GO FALCONS AND GO SOUTHERN RUSH !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

FrontRow

September 23rd, 2010
5:47 pm

D’led #12 MJ is still listed as LP. You make it to practice? How limited?

Howie Long

September 23rd, 2010
5:49 pm

The Falcons win big and Matt Ryan will be the best QB in the NFL.

crackbaby

September 23rd, 2010
5:52 pm

Second that, FrontRow – What’s the story on Jenks, DLed?

Falcons cannot count on a subpar Saints performance – we need to dominate start to finish. Fight hard and leave it all on the field Sunday. Go Falcons!

FrontRow

September 23rd, 2010
6:03 pm

Don’t need to count on the Saints performance. Just make sure the Falcons don’t have a subpar performance and we’ll be fine.

SeenThisB4

September 23rd, 2010
7:25 pm

The falcants will lose on Sunday. They are an inconsistent, poorly performing team. Their offense had a good game last Sunday, horrible game the week before. They’ll be a bad offense again this week. They’re on the road, facing a hostile audience. They’ll fold early.

SeenThisB4

September 23rd, 2010
7:25 pm

The falcants will lose on Sunday. They are an inconsistent, poorly performing team. Their offense had a good game last Sunday, horrible game the week before. They’ll be a bad offense again this week. They’re on the road, facing a hostile audience. They’ll fold early.

Samuel

September 23rd, 2010
8:08 pm

If the Falcons have no turn overs, I really like our chances. Matty Ice has to lead this team to victory. No huddle offense. GO BIRDS!

drmondo

September 23rd, 2010
8:46 pm

I think the keys for the Falcons are:
-an effective running game with a diverse mix of passing plays (get creative Mularkey)
- a swarming defense that hits hard
- protect the football

charles

September 23rd, 2010
9:03 pm

We are the who, and here is the that. FALCONS, BEAT THE SAINTS,FALCON BEAT THE SAINTS,
This is going to be sweet Falcon 34 Saints17 now see that be4

beentherewonthat

September 23rd, 2010
9:17 pm

falcons are 1 and 7 in last 8 against saints lets be real people saints have faced 2 tough defenses falcons not even close saints win 45 21

BIGBEN42

September 23rd, 2010
9:30 pm

Falcon’s play a error free game. Will win big in New Orleans. GO FALCONS

truth

September 23rd, 2010
9:37 pm

There is no way the aints put up 45 points on the Falcons. As Sean Payton said we have a fast defense that can cause alot of trouble.

truth

September 23rd, 2010
9:40 pm

beentherewonthat………..this is a what have you done for me lately league. When ya’ll lose sunday you aints fans wont care about last year for being to worried about this year.

Falster

September 23rd, 2010
10:17 pm

Aints – LAST year was their time; back to reality and their coach turns back into a pumpkin! LOL!

Eddie

September 23rd, 2010
11:20 pm

As long as the Falcons allow the running game to be the constant in this game we will be able to compete with them no matter who is running the ball. (Although selfishly I want Turner to get as many carries as possible to silence the haters) Lets go Falcons!

RIP Frances Bishop

Big Ray

September 24th, 2010
5:05 am

Protect the ball. Saints defense thrives on creating turnovers, but they give up plenty of yards. Keep the ball secure, it’s that simple.

Najeh Davenpoop

September 24th, 2010
5:29 am

For the second week in a row, in a low-attendance NFL city, the Michael Vick effect strikes again.

Najeh Davenpoop

September 24th, 2010
5:32 am

As for the Falcons’ chances this weekend, the Saints have looked quite beatable in their first two games. If the Falcons can keep the pressure on Brees, they should at least be in a close game in the 4th quarter, at which point it will probably come down to which quarterback can lead his team to a score at the end of the game.

Paddy

September 24th, 2010
6:40 am

Seenthis B4….little girl, you were told not to interupt the adults. Stay in your room or play with your own friends.

truth

September 24th, 2010
6:47 am

Michael Vick= one man show and nothing to show for it. It’s know being report that the team did not like how Reed threw Kolb under the bus. That man is a looser. I’m not saying he shouldn’t have made the switch but aleast give Kolb another shot. I thought you couldn’t lose your spot due to injury. I know Kolb wasn’t lighting up the board but waiting in the wings for so long he deserved another shot.

HGN

September 24th, 2010
8:18 am

The key to the Falcons vs Saints game is going to be how much pressure can the Falcons front 7 keep on Saints QB Drew Brees….If the Falcons let Brees have enough time Brees and the Saints receivers will eat the Falcons lunch…The Falcons front 7 must disrupt the pocket and timing of the Saints offense. If that doesn’t happen the Falcons will lose. Its just that simple. The Falcons defense must win this game. We cannot outscore them. We must score and limit the number of possessions of the Saints offense.

truth

September 24th, 2010
10:36 am

No HGN……….if the AINTS don’t stop the Falcons running attack the AINTS will lose this game. Why is always what we must do not to lose, why not what we CAN DO TO WIN?

truth

September 24th, 2010
10:38 am

Oh….and HGN you just said we can not out score them????????? Wouldn’t that mean reguardless of what we stop or do we still lose the game?

Paddy

September 24th, 2010
11:03 am

truth….”I thought you couldn’t lose your spot to injury”! Coaches in the pros and college have ditched that mantra years ago. HC’s just make too much money to have real loyality to players any longer. And that is sad!

RockyMtnFalcon

September 24th, 2010
11:06 am

The Falcons are going to have “Saint” Gumbo, or Red “Saints” and Rice for Sunday Dinner!

GO FALCONS!!!!

FAN

September 24th, 2010
12:12 pm

Saints fans are the worst!!!!!!!! nothing but swamp rats that live in the bayous of the 3rd worst state in the US. DIRTY SWAMP RATS

FAN

September 24th, 2010
12:13 pm

FAN

September 24th, 2010
12:15 pm

Damn katrina had to hit LA, now atlanta is filled with swamp rats aka saints fans

FAN

September 24th, 2010
12:19 pm

What do saints fans and eagles fans have in common? their both trash and they re the worst!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Keith Mercer

September 24th, 2010
1:08 pm

Turner the Burner is running with the ball
Watch out Falcon Fans the Saints will make him fall
The first hit will spin him all the way around
The second hit will surely plant him in the ground
As Turner is lying on his back
He will say WTF was that

southerndawg

September 24th, 2010
1:10 pm

The best defense against the saints is to control the clock and keep that high powered offense off the field. That means establish the running game with turner and snelling.

ezra

September 24th, 2010
1:24 pm

Well I did not know Turner hurt himself dancing behind the front line. I guess if he would have attacked it like Snelling, he would not have gotten hurt doing all that dancing.

Michael "Stonehands" Jenkins

September 24th, 2010
2:38 pm

WE DAT, WE DAT, WE DAT TEAM THAT’S GONNA BEAT THOSE SAINTS!! GO FALCONS!!

beentherewonthat

September 24th, 2010
6:11 pm

in the last 4 years saints have been to the nfc championship game and won superbowl so what have you done for me lately??i will take that anytime yall are so sorry your coach even bailed out nasty dirty bird city get real and stop hating on world champs

Saints LSU

September 25th, 2010
9:57 am

Time to stop the talk let’s go to work saints