Falcons' Ryan back at practice, Jones day-to-day with injuries

Falcons' Ryan back at practice, Jones day-to-day with injuries

Falcons' Ryan back at practice, Jones day-to-day with injuries

Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan left team headquarters because of an undisclosed personal matter and did not practice with the team.

Atlanta (11-6) visits Philadelphia (13-3) in the divisional round of the playoffs on Saturday. The Eagles claimed the No. 1 seed in the NFC in the regular season but enter the game as underdogs.

Team spokesman Brian Cearns said Tuesday the Falcons did not plan to give a reason for his absence, adding that Ryan would address the matter when he meets on Wednesday with reporters "if he decides to do so". He did not participate in any on-field work before returning Wednesday.

Ryan's wife, Sarah, from Falmouth, Maine, announced in November that the couple expects to become first-time parents in April with twins. "I won't discuss the nature of that, that's Matt's story to tell".

Wide receiver Julio Jones, who had nine receptions for 94 yards at Los Angeles to help the Falcons beat the Rams last week, did not practice Tuesday. Jones appeared on the practice and injury reports last week because of ankle and rib injuries.

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