On Friday afternoon, head coach Dan Quinn updated the local media on the various injuries throughout the roster.
Quinn confirmed SS Keanu Neal, who injured his knee against Miami, will be out three to four weeks. An MRI revealed the first round pick will need a minor procedure to repair the ailment, but Atlanta anticipates him to making a full recovery.
Kemal Ishmael (shoulder) will return to practice in a limited fashion on Sunday; the team hopes he'll be able to fill in for Neal during the preseason finale. Fellow defensive backs Sharrod Neasman and Damian Parms will also get looks at SS, and the Falcons will continue to keep their eye on free agents to help at that position.
Regarding other injuries sustained versus the Dolphins, WR Julio Jones (ankle), DE Adrian Clayborn (shoulder) and WR Justin Hardy (ankle) will all be limited when practice resumes and are expected to be ready for the regular season opener. The team is still waiting for information on the status of Devin Fuller (shoulder).
DE Dwight Freeney (back) will probably not play next Thursday versus Jacksonville, Quinn said, but that could change depending on what he sees at practice.
On the special teams front, Atlanta is hopeful K Matt Bryant (hamstring) will resume kicking on Sunday. The Falcons will monitor his health as the week progresses and play it by ear.