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FS Thomas DeCoud, who had started 80 of the past 82 games before sitting out last week against Washington, returned to practice on Wednesday. DeCoud is in stage three of the league's concussion protocol program and was available for non-contact drills.
DE Osi Umenyiora had his third strip-sack of the season, dropping Washington quarterback Kirk Cousins for a nine-yard loss and forcing the second-year passer to fumble. The loose ball was recovered by defensive Jonathan Babineaux. Umenyiora has 7.5 sacks this season and 82.5 career sacks. He ranks eighth among all active players in sacks and his 35 career forced fumbles are sixth among active players.
Antone Smith (knee) did not practice on Wednesday.
TE Tony Gonzalez with a 13-yard catch in the third quarter against Washington became the fifth player in NFL history to record 15,000 career receiving yards. He holds NFL records for receptions, receiving yards, and touchdowns by a tight end.
TE Tony Gonzalez (toe) did not practice but is expected to play against San Francisco.
LB Sean Weatherspoon (knee) did not practice on Wednesday.
SS William Moore has two interceptions this season and since becoming a starter in 2010, his 13 interceptions are tied for the fourth-most among NFL safeties. Since 2010, Moore has created 21 turnovers, including 13 interceptions and eight forced fumbles. The fifth-year player out of Missouri has forced a turnover in each of the last three games, causing fumbles at Buffalo and at Green Bay and notching an interception against Washington.
WR Darius Johnson (right ankle sprain) did not practice on Wednesday.
RB Steven Jackson scored two rushing touchdowns against Washington, giving him five rushing touchdowns this season, with all five coming in the last four games. Jackson has 61 career rushing touchdowns and is one of five active players with 60-or-more rushing scores. His 70 total touchdowns are also tied for eighth among active players. The Redskins' game marked Jackson's second multi-touchdown game as a Falcon and the 11th time in his career that he has posted multiple scores in a single game. Jackson has scored two-or-more rushing touchdowns eight times in his career. In his career, Jackson has tallied 433 receptions. He passed Kevin Faulk (431) and James Wilder (431), and tied Edgerrin James (433) for 20th the NFL's all-time receptions list for running backs on Sunday.
QB Matt Ryan completed 76.3 percent of his passes (29 of 38) for 210 yards with one touchdown, one interception, and an 86.5 passer rating against Washington. This season, Ryan has completed 73.0 percent of his passes (205 of 281) at home and Sunday marked his fifth game at the Georgia Dome with a completion percentage of 76.0-or-better in 2013. Ryan improved his career record at the Georgia Dome to 36-9.