Falcons head coach Dan Quinn said Wednesday morning on his weekly radio show with 92.9 The Game that defensive end Takkarist McKinley (groin) will practice. Quinn also said running back Devonta Freeman (knee) and defensive end Derrick Shelby (groin) will get in some work during the walkthrough portion of practice.
"Definitely, Takk is going to practice some today," Quinn said, via the Falcons' official website. "Devonta and Derrick are definitely trending up, they'll be able to participate in some of the walkthroughs and they're getting closer, for sure. Once we know they can do what they do, the full explosion to go, that's where we're at."
Shelby also did not play in Week 3, while Freeman has missed two consecutive games since suffering the knee injury in Week 1. Tevin Coleman has filled in for Freeman, producing 140 rushing yards and 32 receiving yards and a touchdown over the past two contests.
Whether Freeman and Shelby will be available Sunday remains unclear, but the Falcons are optimistic about their progress.
Here are other injuries we're monitoring Wednesday:
Running back Joe Mixon (knee) was also working on the side in practice. The Bengals placed defensive tackle Ryan Glasgow on injured reserve. Glasgow suffered a knee injury in the fourth quarter this past Sunday.
- Jacksonville running back Leonard Fournette, who missed the past two games with a hamstring injury, was limited in practice today.
Jaguars tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins (core muscle), guard AJ Cann (triceps) and right tackle Jermey Parnell (knee) were also limited. Defensive end Calais Campbell (ankle) was a full participant. Running back TJ Yeldon (ankle), cornerback DJ Hayden (toe) and center Brandon Linder (knee) did not practice.
Eagles running back Jay Ajayi (back), defensive end Michael Bennett (illness), safety Rodney McLeod (knee) and running back Darren Sproles (hamstring) did not practice.
In addition, cornerbackEli Apple (groin), linebacker Connor Barwin (knee), wide receiver Cody Latimer (knee) and running back Jonathan Stewart (foot) all sat out practice. Linebacker Olivier Vernon, who's been out with an ankle injury, was limited in practice.
- Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy (ribs) will be limited in practice, coach Sean McDermott said.
- Baltimore Ravens tight end Hayden Hurst, who has yet to play this season after undergoing foot surgery last month, returned to practice.
- New England Patriots defensive end Trey Flowers (concussion) and safety Patrick Chung (concussion) returned to practice. Both players were officially listed as limited participants.