Falcons add Tripp to injury report, Sanu and Upshaw progressing

Falcons wide receiver Mohamed Sanu reaches for extra yardage during the first half against the Bills at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on October 1 in Atlanta.
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Falcons wide receiver Mohamed Sanu reaches for extra yardage during the first half against the Bills at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on October 1 in Atlanta.

The Falcons have added linebacker Jordan Tripp to their injury report after he entered the NFL’s concussion protocol. Head coach Dan Quinn said that all other players on the report are progressing ahead of Sunday’s game at the Patriots.

Tripp, a fourth-year veteran signed on Sept. 5, has seen action on special teams in three games.

Starting wide receiver Mohamed Sanu (hamstring) returned to practice Wednesday in limited fashion for the first time since he was injured Oct. 1 against the Bills. Defensive lineman Courtney Upshaw (ankle/knee) was limited as well after missing three-plus games.

“We’re back into full swing,” Quinn said. “We’re encouraged after (Upshaw’s) first day. ...

“We’re pumped for (Sanu) as well. He looked really explosive coming out of his breaks and today will be a big emphasis for him on the third downs. It was certainly good to have that group back.”

Kicker Matt Bryant (back), who did not practice Wednesday, is expected to practice Thursday. He did not practice last Wednesday and Thursday yet played against the Dolphins Sunday.

Other players who were limited Wednesday are also expected to practice Thursday, including defensive ends Vic Beasley (hamstring) and Takk McKinley (shoulder), linebackers Deion Jones (quadricep), Duke Riley (knee) and rookie Jermaine Grace (hamstring).