Cordarrelle Patterson limited in practice for Falcons

Cordarrelle Patterson was a limited participant for the Atlanta Falcons at practice Tuesday, calling into question his availability for the team’s Thursday night home game with the New England Patriots.The all-purpose player sprained his ankle in the team’s 43-3 loss against the Dallas Cowboys Sunday, playing only 20 total (15 offensive) snaps.Patterson, 30, has played in nine games this season, catching 39 passes for 473 yards with five touchdowns, to go along with 303 yards rushing and another two touchdowns on the ground.Over a nine-year career with the Minnesota Vikings, Oakland Raiders, New England Patriots, Chicago Bears and Atlanta, Patterson has totaled 3,880 yards from scrimmage with 25 touchdowns.Safety Jaylinn Hawkins (ankle), who has appeared in eight games with one start, was also limited Tuesday, while tight end Lee Smith (back) and defensive lineman Jonathan Bullard (concussion) were full participants.