Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez, who has missed only two games in his stellar 17-year career, suffered a left toe injury against Seattle on Sunday and did not practice Thursday.

Also, defensive end Malliciah Goodman (calf) did not practice. Both didn't practice on Wednesday.

Running back Jason Snelling (knee) and defensive tackle Corey Peters (knee) returned to practice.

Smith said he expected Snelling to return to practice.
“Some of the decisions that we make, in terms of holding guys out, are a little oriented toward resting players, especially at this time of the season,” Smith said.

Defensive tackle Peria Jerry (toe), wide receiver Roddy White (shoulder), running back Steven Jackson (toe) and linebacker Sean Weatherspoon (foot) all were limited in practice on Wednesday.
Also, Falcons defensive back William Moore said that he's been notified that he was fined for his hit on Seattle wide receiver Golden Tate.