During his weekly conference call with the local media, head coach Dan Quinn delivered some encouraging news regarding the health of two key players.
Matt Bosher (chest), who absorbed a bone-rattling hit in the first quarter of Thursday's game, is feeling OK, per Quinn, and will be limited to start practice next week. His status for the upcoming contest against Miami is presently unclear.
As he mends, the Falcons plan on working out a punter in case one is needed temporarily. Quinn isn't sure if one will be signed, though, and stressed Bosher's ailment as a short-term concern.
Quinn added that he wants to ask the league if Bosher was considered defenseless when Browns LB Tank Carder leveled him to the ground.
On defense, Vic Beasley, Jr., who missed the Cleveland matchup with a shoulder strain, will go through the injury protocol, according to Quinn. He'll be limited on Sunday and will gradually work his way back to full participation.
"If he can go through those steps and pass all those (tests), then we'll feel comfortable about it getting ready for the game this week," Quinn said. "I anticipate that happening, but I don't want to cross that bridge until he kind of goes through the (protocol)."