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Falcons vs. Saints injury update: Coach Dan Quinn 'encouraged' about Andy Levitre's status

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. – The Falcons are in good shape health wise going into their Week 16 matchup with the New Orleans Saints. The only player who is listed as questionable is guard Andy Levitre, who coach Dan Quinn said he is "encouraged" about in terms of his progress this week.


Levitre is dealing with a triceps injury and participated in all three days of practice this week, making sure he got the reps in pads that he needed.

After missing Wednesday's practice with a thumb/ankle injury, wide receiver Julio Jones was limited in practice on both Thursday and Friday.

Running back Tevin Coleman will make his return to game action after missing the Falcons' previous game against the Buccaneers with a concussion.

"Missing a game is stressful," Coleman said. "Seeing your boys out there battling, competing and you aren't out there. I'm just happy to be back out there with my boys. I feel really good, real fresh and real fast."

As for the Saints, WR Ted Ginn Jr. and guard Larry Worford moved to full participation on Friday. Tight end Garrett Griffin, DE Trey Hendrickson and tight end Michael Hoomanawannui are all ruled out.

The (9-5) Falcons take on the (10-4) Saints at 1 p.m. at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Dec. 24. If Atlanta wins, they clinch a playoff berth.

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