FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Atlanta Falcons coach Dan Quinn said he expects every player to practice Tuesday as the team digs into preparation for Saturday's divisional playoff matchup with the Seattle Seahawks.
"We're in a good shape in that way," Quinn said of the overall health of the team. "We anticipate, for tomorrow, everyone to be able to participate. So that's a good thing from our standpoint. There's a chance that some may be (limited), but we look strong heading into tomorrow."
The Falcons had a closed walkthrough Monday.
As the No. 2 seed in the NFC, the Falcons earned a first-round bye, allowing injured players to rest up. Some of the bigger concerns, outside of top wide receiver Julio Jones' continued recovery from a toe sprain, was how cornerback Robert Alford and left guard Andy Levitre would respond coming off knee and hip injuries. Quinn previously said top-pass rusher Vic Beasley Jr. would have no limitations after suffering a shoulder injury.
Alford's status seems to biggest question mark of them all after he was held out of practice last week. The Falcons previously lost top cornerback Desmond Trufant to season-ending pectoral surgery, so they can ill-afford to be without Alford as well. He was injured in the regular season finale against the New Orleans Saints.
Quinn didn't sound overly concerned.
"We thought (Alford) looked good today," Quinn said. "It was limited today in terms of the speed that we worked with, but to see him move and kind of have his intent right, we were encouraged for sure."
Wide receiver Taylor Gabriel, who tied Jones with a team-leading six touchdown receptions, just returned from a toe/ankle injury last week. Rookie tight end Austin Hooper also returned to practice last week off an MCL sprain.