FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) - Rookie receiver Laurent Robinson returned from a hamstring injury Tuesday and should play in the Atlanta Falcons' preseason opener at the New York Jets on Friday night.
Robinson, a third-round pick from Illinois State, hurt his hamstring in practice on Saturday and was held out Monday. Even though Robinson was not full speed Tuesday, coach Bobby Petrino was encouraged to see the rookie back on the practice fields.
Robinson is listed as the top backup to starter Michael Jenkins at one receiver spot. Veteran Joe Horn is the other starter, followed by Roddy White on the depth chart.
HEAT IS ON: There were numerous water breaks but no other concession to the heat as the Falcons had one workout Tuesday. Temperatures approached 100 degrees as the players worked out for about two hours.
There were no heat-related incidents. The team has practices scheduled Wednesday for 9 a.m. and 6:20 p.m. The morning practice is closed to the public. There will be only a light walk-through session on Thursday before the team leaves for Friday night's game.