Senat (neck/shoulder) was a full participant in Thursday's practice, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports. Senat was limited in practice to begin the week, but he appears on track for Sunday's game against Washington. The third-round rookie has served a valuable rotational role on Atlanta's defensive line this season, but he could see a slight decrease in defensive snaps with Grady Jarrett having returned to full health.
Senat was a limited participant during Wednesday's practice due to neck and shoulder injuries, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports. The third-round pick has been a useful depth piece for the Atlanta defensive line this season, posting 18 tackles through seven games. While Senat won't be asked to play major snaps Week 9 against the Redskins now that Grady Jarrett is back to full health, Atlanta would surely like to have the rookie available to rotate in with Jarrett, Jack Crawford and Terrell McClain. Senat should clear up any concern about his status for the weekend by practicing fully Thursday and/or Friday.
Head coach Dan Quinn said that Senat had his best game of the season in Week 5 against Pittsburgh, Kelsey Conway of the Falcons' official site reports. The rookie third-rounder had a season-high five combined tackles while logging more than half of the defensive snaps against the Steelers in Grady Jarrett's absence. His defensive snap count steadily ascended from 27.8 percent in Week 1 to 59.0 percent in Week 5, and he figures to remain heavily involved against Tampa Bay's 30th-ranked rushing offense Sunday with Jarrett slated to miss his second straight.