Falcons’ Sanu out due to sore knee

Receivers Mohamed Sanu and Julio Jones watch younger players run routes during Wednesday's action. (Curtis Compton/ccompton@ajc.com)
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Receivers Mohamed Sanu and Julio Jones watch younger players run routes during Wednesday's action. (Curtis Compton/ccompton@ajc.com)

Falcons wide receiver Mohamed Sanu was held out of practice on Sunday because of a sore knee, coach Dan Quinn said. He returned to practice Monday.

“He just had a knee soreness so we thought another day for him getting some treatment and strengthening under that space would be good,” Quinn said Monday. “So, he’s back today.”

Wide receiver Calvin Ridley, who suffered a hamstring injury July 25 during the second padded practice, returned to practice Sunday.

Ridley was held out of the first two exhibition games and missed 16 days. He was in full pads during the open portion of practice in the indoor facility.

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Also, linebacker Duke Riley (groin), defensive tackle Ra’Shede Hageman (groin) and cornerback Desmond Trufant (back) returned to practice Monday.

Offensive guard James Carpenter (hip flexor) was set to work off to the side with the training staff, which is the first step to returning from injury. Wide receiver/returner Marcus Green (hamstring) remained out with a hamstring injury.

Quinn said he was expecting an update on guard Kaleb McGary, who's recovering from a heart ablation procedure, by the end of the week.

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