Falcons upgrade QB Ryan on injury report
Quarterback Matt Ryan is likely to start against Tampa Bay after
fully participating in practice Friday for the first time this
Ryan, who is listed as probable, was limited during the last two
days with a left knee injury.
Center Todd McClure expects to return on Sunday after undergoing
arthroscopic surgery on his right knee last month and missing the
first two games.
The Falcons (1-1) have won five straight over Tampa Bay
Ryan has been sacked nine times and taken 17 hits to start the
season – a loss at Chicago and a home victory against
Defensive tackle Jonathan Babineaux (knee) and cornerback Kelvin
Hayden (hamstring) are out. Peria Jerry is starting in place of
Babineaux. Christopher Owens will take over at Hayden’s nickel