Falcons rookie safety Dezmen Southwardwill not play Thursday against the Jaguars because of a concussion, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reports. It remains to be seen if he'll be ready for Week 1 of the regular season.
Falcons running back Steven Jackson, who had been out since the start of camp with a hamstring injury, returned to practice Monday, reports the team's website. Jackson had been working on the side doing rehab and conditioning.
The Falcons announced Thursday linebacker Marquis Spruill will miss the entire 2014 season after suffering a torn ACL in practice Wednesday. Spruill was drafted in the fifth round (168th overall) out of Syracuse.
Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles, who had been out with a bruised foot, returned to practice Monday, reports ESPN.com. Charles hasn't played since the preseason opener and won't see the field again until the Sept. 7 regular-season opener against the Titans.