FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. – As the Falcons prepare to face the Seattle Seahawks on Monday night, a few players did not practice on Wednesday -- Julio Jones (ankle), Andy Levitre (knee) and Devonta Freeman (concussion).
Rookie linebacker Duke Riley did however, making his return to practice after undergoing knee surgery following Atlanta's 23-7 loss to the New England Patriots back in Week 7.
"We'll take it through the week and see what (Riley) looks like, but we're really excited to have him back at practice and doing his thing," head coach Dan Quinn said on Thursday. "He's worked hard in the rehab portion of things to get ready, and as far as that part of his rehab, it's gone well. Now, we're anxious to get him back onto the field."
Quinn has yet to rule out Freeman for Monday's game. The Pro Bowl running back is currently in the league's concussion protocol and they'll take him through the week before making any final decisions on his game status.
Grady Jarrett (knee), Takkarist McKinley (shoulder), Matt Bosher (left ankle), Terron Ward (knee) were all limited participants in practice.