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

week.

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

(1-1).

Ryan has been sacked nine times and taken 17 hits to start the

season – a loss at Chicago and a home victory against

Philadelphia.

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

spot.