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Falcons injury report: Updating the status of Taylor Heinicke, DeMarcco Hellams and more as Saints practice week continues

Taylor Heinicke and three others were limited in Thursday's practice.

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. — Starting quarterback Taylor Heinicke was limited for a second straight practice as the Falcons gear up for a critical regular-season finale in New Orleans, the team announced.

Along with Heinicke (ankle), cornerback Mike Hughes (concussion protocol), Troy Andersen (pectoral) and defensive end Zach Harrison (knee) were listed as limited participants.

Hughes returned to practice after missing Wednesday's session. Meanwhile, safety DeMarcco Hellams (concussion protocol) missed his second straight practice.

Center Drew Dalman (ankle) was also absent from Thursday's practice. Dalman, Harrison and Heinicke all exited the Falcons Week 17 game with injury; only Harrison returned to the field.

Andersen participated in practice for the first time since September when he was placed on injured reserve.

Click here for updated participation levels of both the Falcons and Saints as we inch closer to the Week 18 game that could potentially decide the NFC South champion.

Take a look as the Atlanta Falcons put in the work in Flowery Branch for the game against the New Orleans Saints, presented by Fast Twitch by Gatorade.

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