RB Richardson returns, Long limited

EARTH CITY, Mo. -- Rams running back Daryl Richardson returned to practice Thursday on a limited basis after missing Wednesday's practice with a foot injury.

Defensive end Chris Long joined Richardson in the limited category on the team's injury report with what is listed as a hip injury.

Richardson struggled with a foot issue during last week's game against Arizona though he returned to the game and finished it. He sat out Wednesday but came back and got a fairly large amount of work during the practice.

Asked how the foot felt Thursday afternoon, Richardson said it was "great."

"I feel real good," Richardson said. "It ain't nothing a cold tub can't take care of. I feel real good."

Long hadn't practiced much in the final couple of weeks of the preseason but he was fine in the buildup to last week's game and practiced fully on Wednesday.

Elsewhere on the injury report, the Rams listed tight end Cory Harkey (knee) as full participation for the second consecutive day. He seems to be on track to make his return this weekend against Atlanta.

Cornerback Quinton Pointer (thigh) was downgraded from limited participation Wednesday to a non-participant Thursday. Safety Darian Stewart (thigh) did not participate once again.

Rams injury report:

Did not participate: S Darian Stewart (thigh), CB Quinton Pointer (thigh)

Limited participation: DE Chris Long (hip), RB Daryl Richardson (foot)

Full participation: TE Cory Harkey (knee)

Falcons injury report:

Did not participate: WR Roddy White (ankle), DT Jonathan Babineaux (knee), OT Sam Baker (knee)

Limited participation: WR Julio Jones (knee), CB Asante Samuel (thigh), LB Sean Weatherspoon (knee)

Full participation: S Thomas DeCoud (knee), DT Peria Jerry (knee), DE Cliff Matthews (neck)