FLOWERY BRANCH – Falcons starting left tackle Sam Baker (lower back injury) returned to practice and was listed as questionable for Sunday’s game with the Detroit Lions.
Baker did not practice on Wednesday and Thursday.
Cornerback Christopher Owens (concussion) was declared out for the Lions’ game. Wide receiver Julio Jones did not practice, but was declared doubtful.
If Baker is not ready to play, Will Svitek would get the start.
John Abraham (groin), Todd McClure (knee) and Garrett Reynolds (ankle) were limited in practice and listed as questionable for the game.
James Sanders (hamstring), Jonathan Babineaux (knee), Tony Gonzalez (elbow) and Roddy White (knee) all fully participated in practice and were listed as probable.
–D. Orlando Ledbetter, The Atlanta Falcons beat blog