LB Reed Returns to Practice

The Falcons hit the practice fields in the first week of fall as they prepare to travel to Dallas to play the Cowboys on Sunday. Take a look at these photos of the Falcons at work.

Dan Quinn announced on Thursday that LB Brooks Reed is now able to participate in practice following a groin procedure that kept him out since the third preseason game.

The Falcons signed Reed to a five-year contract in March, after a season where he helped the Houston Texans rank seventh in the NFL in scoring defense.

Quinn said the decision for Reed to play on Sunday versus the Cowboys will come after Thursday and Friday's practices. He also complimented Reed on his hard work in the rehab process.

Reed has tallied 214 total tackles over his career in addition to 14.5 sacks, 10 passes defensed, two fumble recoveries and one forced fumble in his 60-game career.

The other limited participants in practice were DE Malliciah Goodman (elbow), WR Julio Jones (hamstring) and NT Paul Soliai (knee). WR Devin Hester (toe) and RB Tevin Coleman (ribs) were the two Falcons who were unable to participate.

DE Kroy Biermann returned to the field with full participation after missing Wednesday's practice for a non-injury related reason. LB Justin Durant moved to full participation as he prepares for a matchup featuring his old team on Sunday.

It was an encouraging day for LB Paul Worrilow as he fully participated in practice, after suffering a calf injury in the first half of the Week 2 game against the Giants. Click here to view the Falcons injury report
Click here to view the Cowboys injury report

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