Ryan appeared comfortable Friday on short, three-step, dropbacks. He threw a series of passes to his left, then to the middle and to the right to stationary receivers. He didn’t throw to any receivers running routes during the portion of practice that was open to the media.
Ryan had started 163 consecutive games (154 regular-season games and nine playoff games). He missed two games in the 2009 season with a turf-toe injury sustained in Week 11. He came back to win the last three games as the Falcons posted back-to-back winning seasons for the first time in franchise history.