UPDATE: As expected, left cornerback Brent Grimes returned to practice on Tuesday. Here’s the story on his return. CLICK HERE!
FLOWERY BRANCH — The Falcons’ secondary could be at full strength for their matchup with Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints’ vaunted passing attack.
Starting right cornerback Brent Grimes, who has missed three games after having knee surgery, is set to return to practice on Tuesday. Also, cornerback Kelvin Hayden, the team’s top nickel back who was out with a dislocated toe, could return to practice by Thursday.
“We are hoping tomorrow to have Brent Grimes back out on the field practicing,” Falcons coach Mike Smith said on Monday. “That will be a plus. I do not know about Kelvin Hayden for tomorrow, but maybe it will happen on Thursday.”
–D. Orlando Ledbetter, The Atlanta Falcons beat blog