As of Friday, September 23, 2011
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Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan (2) is sacked by Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Trent Cole (58) in the first half of an NFL football game at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2011. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)
FLOWERY BRANCH — Quarterback Matt Ryan was limited with a left knee injury for the second straight day as the Atlanta Falcons practiced Thursday for their visit to Tampa Bay this weekend.
Ryan worked with the first-team offense, but No. 2 quarterback Chris Redman took snaps with the starters, too.
A two-time Pro Bowl selection, Ryan has been sacked nine times, third most in the NFL. Philadelphia and Chicago combined to hit him 17 times.
The Falcons (1-1) have won five straight over Tampa Bay (1-1), but Ryan has thrown eight interceptions and been sacked seven times in six starts against the Bucs.
In 2009 at the Georgia Dome, Ryan left with a turf toe injury after the Buccaneers sacked him in the first quarter. He missed losses over the next two weeks.