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Devin Hester returns, Matt Bryant ruled out for Sunday

Everyone but Matt Bryant and Tony Moeaki is listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Bucs.

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Leonard Hankerson was unable to practice this week with a hamstring injury that has plagued him for a few weeks, and Dan Quinn sounded pretty certain that Hankerson would not play on Sunday. The Falcons confirmed that by placing Hankerson on season-ending injured reserve, creating a roster spot for return specialist Devin Hester, who was eligible to return this week from short term IR. Hester (toe) was added to today's injury report. He practiced fully and is probable for Sunday.

Kicker Matt Bryant, who was unable to practice at all this week with a quad injury, has been ruled out for Sunday's game. Shayne Graham will again get the nod in Bryant's place.

Tony Moeaki, who wasn't on the injury report to start the week, but was added yesterday with a hamstring injury, was not able to practice on Friday and has also been ruled out for Sunday's game.

Chris Chester did not practice at all on Wednesday or Thursday, but was upgraded to limited practice on Friday, and Dan Quinn said the team was pleased with his progress with a shoulder injury. Chester is probable for Sunday.

Paul Soliai (calf) was limited on Thursday and was elevated to full practice status on Friday. He is probable for the Bucs game.

Justin Durant remained limited with an ankle injury on Friday, but he is listed as probable for Sunday's game. Devonta Freeman (concussion), Brooks Reed (knee) and Nathan Stupar (neck) all practiced fully on Friday and are listed as probable for the game.

Your thoughts on Hester and Hankerson and the rest of the injuries?