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In an encouraging sign for the Atlanta Falcons as they perpare for their playoff matchup with the Seattle Seahawks, Defensive end John Abraham practiced on a limited basis yesterday, and could be available to play Sunday.
Abraham sprained his ankle during their week 17 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, a meaningless game that could come back to haunt them.
His injury look very bad when it happened, and the fact that he's practicing is a good sign for the Falcons.
Other players limited were S Charles Mitchell (calf), S William Moore (hamstring injury). CB Christopher Owens (hamstring) did not practice.
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Abraham was limited in practice all week because of a sprained ankle, which he suffered in the Falcons' regular-season finale against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Dec. 30.
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