Checking the injuries that matter most

The Wednesday injury reports are out, so let’s take a look at the most significant injuries around the NFC South.

Atlanta defensive end John Abraham (groin), receiver Julio Jones (hamstring), left tackle Sam Baker (back) and center Todd McClure (knee) sat out Wednesday’s practice.

Carolina tight end Greg Olsen (toe) missed practice. Safety Jordan Pugh and linebacker Thomas Williams also sat out due to concussions.

New Orleans tight end David Thomas, who has missed the last three games with a concussion, returned to practice for the first time on a limited basis. Linebacker Jonathan Vilma (knee), defensive tackle Sedrick Ellis (ankle) and right tackle Zach Strief (knee) missed practice.

Tampa Bay defensive tackle Gerald McCoy, who missed Sunday’s game with an ankle injury, returned to practice on a limited basis. Running back LeGarrette Blount (knee), center Jeff Faine (biceps), defensive end Michael Bennett (groin) and linebacker Mason Foster (ankle) did not practice.