Quinn expects no injury absences for first Falcons practice

Falcons coach Dan Quinn said he anticipates that all of his players will be healthy enough to participate in the team’s practice on Tuesday, its first full-speed session in preparation for Saturday’s divisional playoff game against the Seahawks.

That would mean the return of two starters, tight end Austin Hooper (knee) and cornerback Robert Alford (knee), as well as No. 3 wide receiver Taylor Gabriel (foot). Gabriel and Hooper did not play in the regular-season finale against the Saints.

Alford suffered his injury during the Saints game and last week worked on the side with trainers when the Falcons practiced during the bye. Quinn said Alford “looked good” while participating in Monday’s walk-through practice.

“To see him move and have his intent right, we were encouraged,” Quinn said.

Quinn said it’s possible some players would be limited for Tuesday’s practice. Four players played against the Saints after appearing on the injury report: wide receiver Julio Jones (toe), guard Andy Levitre (hip), safety Keanu Neal (ankle) and tight end Joshua Perkins (neck).