|Date of Birth||5/17/1985|
|Height, Weight||6'4", 217 lbs|
|Drafted||2008 - Rd 1|
Ryan (ankle) missed Wednesday's practice, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.
As pointed out by Kelsey Conway of the Falcons' official site, Ryan's reps have been capped the previous two Wednesdays, only for him to eventually suit up on game days. Ryan will have two more opportunities to get on the practice field this week, but in the end his Week 12 status likely will be confirmed by the release of Friday's injury report, as it has the previous two weeks.
Ryan completed 21 of 31 pass attempts, throwing for 311 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 29-3 win against the Panthers.
The veteran signal-caller has led his team to consecutive wins for the first time since Weeks 16 and 17 of last season. A key reason for the team's recent success can be attributed to Ryan's reining in of the turnovers, as he has committed just three interceptions over his past five outings after throwing six between Weeks 1 and 3. Since throwing for 300 yards in six straight games to kick off the season, however, Ryan has only hit the 300-yard mark once over his past three appearances. In Week 12, he has a strong chance to make it two straight games, taking on a Buccaneers defense that ranked 32nd in the league against the pass before conceding 228 yards and three touchdowns to Saints quarterback Drew Brees on Sunday.
Ryan (ankle) has been cleared of an injury designation for Sunday's game at Carolina, D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
Ryan returned from a one-game absence due to an ankle sprain in last week's 26-9 win over New Orleans, completing 20 of 35 passes for 185 yards, two touchdowns and one interception. He was a limited practice participant throughout the current week, with his availability for Sunday never really in any doubt. Ryan will take on another tough pass defense, this time without the services of Austin Hooper (knee) and Devonta Freeman (foot). Of course, the Falcons still have legitimate pass-game weapons in Julio Jones and Calvin Ridley.
Ryan (ankle) was listed as a limited participant in Thursday's practice.
Even though Ryan returned from a one-game absence to engineer the Falcons' upset win over the Saints last weekend, Atlanta has been cautious with the quarterback's usage in practice while he continues to manage a sprained ankle. Ryan's ability to at least improve from no practice Wednesday to limited participation Thursday offers optimism that he'll be under center Sunday against Carolina.
Ryan (ankle) returned to practice Thursday, D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
Ryan's ankle sprain still appears to be a bother, keeping him off the practice field entirely Wednesday. Thursday's injury report will reveal his activity level, but his presence is generally a good sign that he's preparing to suit up Sunday at Carolina.