INJURY REPORT: Ryan limited for second day

The front of the ship looks pretty scary. (D. Orlando Ledbetter/dledbetter@ajc.com)

The front of the ship looks pretty scary. (D. Orlando Ledbetter/dledbetter@ajc.com)

FLOWERY BRANCH — For the second consecutive day, Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan was limited in practice with a knee injury on Thursday.

He received substantially more work with the first-unit than he did on Wednesday and is expected to start on Sunday when the Falcons (1-1) face Tampa Bay (1-1) at 4:15 p.m. Sunday at Raymond James Stadium.

Also, center Todd McClure did not suffer a setback and also participated more in practice than he did on Wednesday. He’s expected to be available for Tampa Bay.

Defensive ends John Abraham (thigh) and Ray Edwards (foot) were added to the injury report and were limited in practice. Wide receiver Roddy White (thigh) was also limited in practice.

Defensive tackle Jonathan Babineaux (knee) and cornerback Kelvin Hayden (hamstring) did not practice.

Defensive tackle Corey Peters (back) and safety Shann Schillinger (neck) fully participated in practice.

Tampa Bay linebacker Quincy Black (ankle), defensive end Tim Crowder (calf) and offensive tackle James Lee (knee) and wide receiver Sammie Stroughter (foot) did not practice.

Tight end Kellen Winslow (knee) was limited.

–D. Orlando Ledbetter, The Atlanta Falcons beat blog

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Falcons 4 Real

September 22nd, 2011
4:27 pm

First! I have no doubt wild horses wouldn’t keep Matty out of this game.

Falcon James

September 22nd, 2011
4:40 pm

This injury report is concerning. The Buc is still obstintiously the best team in the NFL. Hopefully Ryan arm won’t be too tired. I change my mind about Gonzalez now. He still old, but man can he play. Hopefully Turner continues to grow and play longer than one quarter. As long as Dunta and Owens are out of the game, we should be fine and possibly squeak out a victory.

FalconRob

September 22nd, 2011
4:52 pm

I am worried we will have to start Owens at the nickle position with Hayden injured. Josh Freeman used his receivers and threw Owens way last year. I hope Hayden’s hamstring gets better and can play the nickle again this week. He looked better than Owens last week.

Michael M.

September 22nd, 2011
5:08 pm

4th

Falcons go 2 – 1 this weekend .

Michael M.

September 22nd, 2011
5:12 pm

Thats a cool picture up there D.Led
Always liked the Tampa Stadium setup , just a awesome Stadium they have down there !

DJ Sniper

September 22nd, 2011
5:14 pm

I’m interested to see how our offense handles the Bucs front 7. They have a lot of youth on that side of the ball, so I’m hoping we can get our run game going the same way we did against Philly’s front 7. A good dose of Turner and a nice mix of Rogers should help set up our passing game very nicely.

Also, I’m really hoping that our O-line gets a bit of a break this week. The Bucs only have 1 sack this season, so hopefully we can protect Matt Ryan. Sam Baker has been through the ringer with Julius Peppers and Trent Cole, so let’s see if he can keep the Bucs pass rushers at bay.

Michael M.

September 22nd, 2011
5:30 pm

Ouchhhhhhh! ! !
A Good Dose of Turner
oh my, ” Mommy, I dont wont no more of that medicine ! “, thats what I would be tellin the Coach if I was on Tampa Bay having to tackle Turner !

Hoof Hearted?

September 22nd, 2011
5:57 pm

A little dose of Snelling on the side. He tore it up down there in 2009.

SeenThisB4

September 22nd, 2011
6:10 pm

Bucs 20 – Falcan’ts 7, falcan’ts can’t stop the run. G.N.O.S.

Michael M.

September 22nd, 2011
6:33 pm

Them Aints coming out the closet again
Falcons 41>>>>> Bucs 27

SeenThisB4

September 22nd, 2011
6:40 pm

@Michael: You really believe that the anemic offense of the falcan’ts are capable of putting up 41 points? Pretty gutsy call, with Fatty Ryan ailing with a gimpy knee? LOL!

Michael M.

September 22nd, 2011
6:43 pm

Think I hit wrong key up there shoulda been 31 but go with 41, will be alot of loose footballs out there

Michael M.

September 22nd, 2011
6:44 pm

yeah, I go with that much spread on it, they can pull it off !

SeenThisB4

September 22nd, 2011
6:59 pm

@Michael: Even if they win, which they won’t, they are simply not capable of putting up 41.

California Falcon Fan

September 22nd, 2011
7:03 pm

They just put up 35 against the Eagles…why cant they score 41 against the Bucs?

Michael M.

September 22nd, 2011
7:07 pm

You forget, they can make em cough up the ball and score that way, they can intercept and score that way, they can run one back and score that way, the offense is not the only way they can score ! Yeah, they could put that many on there, but more in line to the 31 points.

SeenThisB4

September 22nd, 2011
7:10 pm

Weak arm. No depth. Defense can’t get off the field. Uncreative Offensive play caller. Playing away. That’s just for starters. How much more do you need?

SeenThisB4

September 22nd, 2011
7:12 pm

LOL! Yeah, and the offense can give up that ball just as quickly. Special teams can give up that ball just as easily. LOL! Be careful, it might be the Bucs that put up the 41 points.

Michael M.

September 22nd, 2011
7:12 pm

Another Huge Winnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn !

Michael M.

September 22nd, 2011
7:16 pm

It will wind up being another Slobber Knocker of a game like the Eagles was, The Birds like to play with Drama ! Ha ! Ha !

SeenThisB4

September 22nd, 2011
7:16 pm

It will be………..for the Bucs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Michael M.

September 22nd, 2011
7:25 pm

If Ryan was out on Game Day, yeah give it easily to Tampa, but with him in there and Center gets to play Sunday, Todd, its gonna be one looooooooooooong afternoon for the Bucs !

Infamous

September 22nd, 2011
7:27 pm

@SeenThisB4: Why are you here?

SeenThisB4

September 22nd, 2011
7:29 pm

Cause it’s a public blog, in a free country.

Michael M.

September 22nd, 2011
7:37 pm

He does have a point there, must be from Katrina Country !

Michael M.

September 22nd, 2011
7:39 pm

Is that another one of them ‘ Who Dats ?” lol

SeenThisB4

September 22nd, 2011
7:41 pm

A card carrying, proud member of the Who Dat Nation.

Greg Mendel

September 22nd, 2011
7:43 pm

SeenThis B4 the actual game, NostradamnRUs?

Geauxpher.

Michael M.

September 22nd, 2011
7:49 pm

They must not allow citizens in Gator Country to blog on own home field about their teams

SeenThisB4

September 22nd, 2011
7:50 pm

Yes Greg, cause the falcan’ts only scoring 7 against the Bucs is much closer to reality than scoring 41.

SeenThisB4

September 22nd, 2011
7:54 pm

Actually, Gator Country is Florida, though we have some. But, your assumption is wrong, as usual, we are indeed allowed to blog on our own home field about our team.

Michael M.

September 22nd, 2011
7:55 pm

The Who Dat Nation cant afford thier own blog?

SeenThisB4

September 22nd, 2011
7:58 pm

Michael M: Whats a matter?, You can’t handle a little opposing opinion?

Michael M.

September 22nd, 2011
7:59 pm

I’m not gonna pick on you. I play nice……..but…………………………………………………………..The Birds gonna whip Tampa’s butt Sunday Afternoon and you can betcha last dollar on that one

Michael M.

September 22nd, 2011
8:01 pm

now now ……I might have to sic Freddy Falcon on yahhhhhhh…..lol

Bobby's Cox

September 22nd, 2011
8:04 pm

Hey SeenthisB4…

Don’t u have something better to do?

Another D’led type IQ. 60 Max

SeenThisB4

September 22nd, 2011
8:13 pm

Bobby: My IQ allows me the luxury of not having to resort to personal attacks. Unlike some.

Michael M.

September 22nd, 2011
8:15 pm

Talks like a female….lol

SeenThisB4

September 22nd, 2011
8:18 pm

Michael: Actually, it’s called writing. It’s not talking. If you interpret it as in a female voice, you’re wrong, AGAIN by the way. You’re wrong a lot, or at least it seems that way.

Bobby's Cox

September 22nd, 2011
8:20 pm

You lack of IQ is exactly why we are having this coversation

SeenThisB4

September 22nd, 2011
8:23 pm

No, we’re having this coNversation despite youR IQ.

Michael M.

September 22nd, 2011
8:33 pm

yeah that was mean of me up there….ha! ha!

Bobby's Cox

September 22nd, 2011
8:33 pm

Seriously, SeenTB4, I have read these bolgs for years now and you are always here. Are you D’Led’s loser patrol?

Bobby's Cox

September 22nd, 2011
8:36 pm

STB4….Look at D’Led’s picture…He looks almost as stupid as you.

SeenThisB4

September 22nd, 2011
8:36 pm

Here’s a clue: My team and your team have been rivals for years. And if you have seen me for years, it is an equal indictment of you, so the same question can be asked of you: Are you D’Led’s loser patrol?

Mr. Swamp People

September 22nd, 2011
8:36 pm

SeenThisB4– i apologize for being late to troll this blog

Michael M.

September 22nd, 2011
8:38 pm

we better be nice for we get ban….lol

Michael M.

September 22nd, 2011
8:38 pm

well.. howdy doodle dandy dere Swampy

SeenThisB4

September 22nd, 2011
8:40 pm

SeenThisB4

September 22nd, 2011
8:40 pm

BC:And do you see those empty seats in that picture above? They have a higher intelligence quotient than you.