FLOWERY BRANCH – Falcons tight end Reggie Kelly who took a vicious hit to the back in the Saints’ game was limited in practice on Wednesday.
Wide receiver Kerry Meier (groin), defensive end Ray Edwards (knee) and linebacker Stephen Nicholas (toe) did not practice.
Also, veterans Todd McClure, John Abraham and Tony Gonzalez were rested in practice.
Wide receiver Harry Douglas (groin and shoulder), cornerback Brent Grimes (knee), wide receiver Julio Jones (ankle), linebacker Curtis Lofton (ankle), running back Michael Turner (groin) and tight end Michael Palmer (knee) were limited in practice.
“We anticipate tomorrow that the majority of those players that were limited will be back,” Falcons coach Mike Smith said.
He also said that he’s hopeful that the Falcons will get Nicholas back for the playoffs.