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