5 things we learned from the Falcons’ practice on Thursday



Falcons left guard Andy Levitre returned to practice on Thursday. (By D. Orlando Ledbetter/dledbetter@ajc.com)

Falcons left guard Andy Levitre returned to practice on Thursday. (By D. Orlando Ledbetter/dledbetter@ajc.com)

SEATTLE — Here are five quick takes from the open portion of the Falcons’ practice today at Husky Stadium.

1. JULIO JONES UPDATE: Falcons All-Pro wide receiver Julio Jones (knee bruise) returned to practice. He was catching passes from quarterback Matt Ryan in the rain along with Mohamed Sanu. 

2. ANDY LEVITRE UPDATE: Starting left guard Andy Levitre (knee bruise) returned to practice. After stretching, he was going through one-on-one blocking drills with right guard Chris Chester.

3. FOOTBALL IN THE RAIN: The Falcons held their walk-through indoors, but the practice was held outdoors in the rain. The forecast calls for showers over the next four days, including Sunday.

4. BAG DRILLS:  The Falcons executed their bag drills in the rain and no one slipped. Check out the video.

5. LINEBACKER UPDATE: Falcons coach Dan Quinn said linebackers De’Vondre Campbell and Deion Jones did not have any setbacks after their return to practice from ankle injuries. The coaches will watch closely how the players are cutting and they will monitor their ability to change directions before they decide if they are ready to play on Sunday. Both players said they planned on playing.

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