FLOWERY BRANCH – The Falcons had three starters return to practice and signaled that All-Pro wide receiver Roddy White has recovered from his thigh injury on Thursday.
Center Todd McClure (right knee), tight end Tony Gonzalez (elbow) and safety William Moore (left shoulder) all returned to practice and were limited. They are expected to play against Carolina at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Georgia Dome.
White, who’s been battling his injury all season, fully participated in practice for the first time in three weeks. He will be needed because Julio Jones (hamstring) has already been announced “out” of the Carolina game.
Defensive tackle Jonathan Babineaux (knee) and defensive end Cliff Matthews (knee) were both limited in practice.
In addition to Jones, defensive end John Abraham (groin), cornerback Christopher Owens (concussion) and safety James Sanders (safety) did not participate in practice.
–D. Orlando Ledbetter, The Atlanta Falcons beat blog