A bye week in the NFL is an opportunity for players and staff to get some time away from work, and recuperate themselves.

The bye week did the New Orleans Saints some good as several previously injured players were back at practice today, as they prepare to battle the rival Atlanta Falcons this Sunday at noon in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

Here's a rundown of the first injury/practice participation report of the week for the NFC South arch-rivals.

LP - limited participant       FP - full participant         DNP - did not practice/participate

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS INJURY REPORT

PositionNameInjuryWednesday
TEJared CookAnkleFP
WRTre'Quan SmithAnkleFP
QBDrew BreesRight ThumbFP
CBPatrick RobinsonHamstringLP
RBAlvin KamaraKnee/AnkleLP
TEJosh HillCalfLP

 

ATLANTA FALCONS INJURY REPORT

PositionNameInjuryWednesday
RBIto SmithNeckDNP
DEJohn CominskyAnkleDNP
GJames CarpenterKneeLP
QBMatt RyanAnkleLP
CBDesmond TrufantToeLP
GJamon BrownFootLP
GWes SchweitzerHeadLP
TEJaeden GrahamKneeLP