Ishmael tallied 46 total tackles and an interception with the Falcons in 2015. Despite winning the starting job, Ishmael fell well short of his 2014 season when he notched 98 tackles and grabbed four interceptions. He was used in a more rotational role this year, which hurt his final statline. He's got one year left on his contract, so he has plenty of reasons to make 2016 his best year yet.
Falcons defensive backs Dwight Lowery (knee) and Kemal Ishmael (hamstring) each left Sunday's regular season finale against Carolina due to injuries, per the team's official website. Both players were deemed questionable to return to the game.
The Falcons have listed the following players as inactive for Sunday's Week 6 matchup with the Bears: quarterback Sean Renfree, cornerback Javier Arenas, QB Sean Renfree, linebacker Tyler Starr, offensive tackle Cameron Bradfield, guard Harland Gunn, wide receiver Harry Douglas (foot) and defensive tackle Cliff Matthews. The Falcons are very healthy heading into Sunday's game, with guard Justin Blalock (back) and wide receiver Devin Hester (hamstring) active after being listed as questionable. All players listed as probable are also active, including wide receiver Julio Jones (ankle), tackle Jake Matthews (ankle), safety Kemal Ishmael (ankle) and linebacker Prince Shembo (knee).
Wide receiver Harry Douglas might be the only injured inactive player Sunday for the Falcons when they host Chicago. No teammate has been deemed any worse than questionable. The questionables on the Friday injury report are guard Justin Blalock (back) and wide receiver Devin Hester (hamstring). Safety Kemal Ishmael (ankle), premier wideout Julio Jones (ankle), tackle Jake Matthews (ankle) and linebacker Prince Shembo (knee) are all probable.
The loss of wide receiver Harry Douglas and guard Justin Blalock to injury for the Sunday game against the Giants can't mask an encouraging Friday injury report for the Falcons. Only four other players are on the list and they are all probable. That quartet are wide receiver Devin Hester and Julio Jones, both with ankle injuries, linebacker Prince Shembo (knee) and safety Kemal Ishmael (ankle).