FLOWERY BRANCH – Falcons coach Mike Smith moved the team’s practice indoors on Thursday.
“It was pouring down rain when we started practice today,” Smith said. “We looked at the radar and that told us it was going to rain all day.”
He gave us some updates on the injured players, a rookie linebacker Sean Weatherspoon didn’t practice for the second day:
ON WR MICHAEL JENKINS: “We would like to get him back as quick as possible. It’s going to be him being cleared by the doctors. He is participating in practice again this week. That participation is much more than what he did last week. He will get evaluated here at the end of the week and we’ll make a decision as we get closer to game time. He has ramped up his reps this week.”
ON LB SEAN WEATHERSPOON: “He did not practice again today. He was out. He still has an issue with his (right) ankle. We will try again tomorrow. He worked with our athletic performance people. That’s something that flaired up after the game. We will re-evaluate him on Friday.”
ON SS ERIK COLEMAN: “It was good to see Erik come back and participate two days in a row. It was a little bit more limited in terms of snaps because we were here (indoors) on the turf. We want to just make sure that we’re not going to hurt that knee. Erik has done a wonderful job with the people in the training room coming back from the MCL injury.”