FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. – Wide receiver Mohamed Sanu (hamstring) and defensive lineman Courtney Upshaw (ankle/knee) returned to the practice field in a limited capacity on Wednesday for the Falcons.
Sanu and Upshaw missed Atlanta's Week 6 game against the Miami Dolphins. Upshaw was sidelined for three games for the Falcons after suffering his injury in the Week 2 matchup with the Green Bay Packers.
It will be good to have them back," Falcons coach Dan Quinn said. "They've really put the work in, and going through that process can be a difficult one as a player in terms of the rehab. We're excited for Courtney [Upshaw]. It feels like a long time for him. I know the season is just underway, but when you miss a few weeks in the NFL it certainly seems like a lot longer. For Mo [Mohamed Sanu], he thought he was close to getting there for last week, and we really wanted to make sure we took great care of him to get him at his best for this week. He looks really good, and we're anxious to get him back too. Let's get it rocking."
Kicker Matt Bryant did not practice and that was by design as he's currently dealing with a back injury. Quinn said Bryant will kick on Thursday.
Vic Beasley (hamstring), Jermaine Grace (hamstring), Deion Jones (quadricep), Takk McKinley (shoulder) and Duke Riley (knee) were all limited as well.