With the arrival of Thursday night games comes the arrival of the Monday injury reports. In many cases, the Monday reports provided by the teams slated to play on a Thursday night are approximations.
For this week’s Thursday night debut — a great matchup on NFL Network between the Ravens and Falcons — the two sides have issued injury reports without the “only an approximation” disclaimer.
Which means that the teams likely conducted walk-through sessions, and that the physical standard for participating is probably a little lower.
For the Ravens, the only name on the report is safety Tom Zbikowski, who missed the practice with a foot injury. For the Falcons, tight end Justin Peele is out. Center Todd McClure (knee), quarterback Chris Redman (not injury related), linebacker Sean Weatherspoon (knee), and receiver Roddy White (knee) did not practice.
Receiver Brian Finneran (knee/ribs), linebacker Curtis Lofton (knee), running back Jason Snelling (knee), and cornerback Brian Williams (hamstring) practiced on a limited basis.
As to White, coach Mike Smith said that he’ll “be ready to go,” per D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.