Falcons wide receiver Calvin Ridley (right) gets some encouragement from wide receiver Christain Blake after catching a pass while getting in some light work during team practice Monday, July 29, 2019, in Flowery Branch.
Photo: Curtis Compton/ccompton@ajc.com
Photo: Curtis Compton/ccompton@ajc.com

Ridley heads up injury group returning to practice 

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.

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. 

Falcons coach Dan 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.

Wide receiver Mohamed Sanu, who has no known injury, was not seen during the open portion of practice. 


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