The Falcons got one of their best pass-rushers back on the practice field on Wednesday as DE Adrian Clayborn was able to participate in a limited role for the first time since Nov. 27.
Prior to injuring his knee, Clayborn was having success getting to opponents' quarterbacks with 4.5 sacks on the year. Clayborn's physical style of play helped set the tone early for how the Falcons' defensive line would attack this year.
Clayborn said he's observed closely while being on the sideline and is anxious to get back in the mix.
"Watching the way these guys have been rushing, [I'm] just trying to add my piece back in," Clayborn said of what he's learned while being out. "Bringing that angry tenacious player that I know I am."
TE Austin Hooper (knee) and LB De'Vondre Campbell (concussion) were the only two Falcons to not practice.
WR Julio Jones (toe), CB Jalen Collins (knee), WR Taylor Gabriel, WR Nick Williams (concussion) and DE Dwight Freeney (Not Injury Related) were all limited.