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5 things we learned about the Falcons on Wednesday

FLOWERY BRANCH — Here are the five things we learned Wednesday about the Falcons (6-5), who play at Tampa Bay (5-6) in a big NFC South game at 1 p.m. Sunday at Raymond James Stadium.

QUINN "JACKED" OVER MEETING: Instead of being "uptight," Falcons coach Dan Quinn was "jacked" about the players-only meeting that was held on Monday.

FREEMAN BACK: Running back Devonta Freeman was cleared from the concussion protocol and returned to practice.

HESTER WORKING: Returner Devin Hester, barring that he doesn't have any setbacks, is expecting to play on Sunday.

RYAN ADMITS TO HIS MISTAKES: Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan continued to admit to his mistakes.  Ryan also spoke about retaining in confidence and he received from kind words from Tampa Bay coach Lovie Smith.

FALCONS FAN MAILBAG: Get your questions ready for Falcons Fan Mailback from 11 a.m. to 12 noon on Thursday. 

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D. Orlando Ledbetter is the Atlanta Falcons beat writer for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.