Freeman won't take part in practice Wednesday, as he remains in the first phase of the concussion protocol.
Head coach Dan Quinn relayed Monday that Freeman had already received clearance to attend meetings, but Wednesday's development indicates otherwise. As the week progresses, the Falcons will tread carefully with their star running back due to the murky nature of concussions. While Freeman's availability could come down to a game-time call, the team kicks off at 1 PM ET on Sunday, affording his owners a chance to make necessary adjustments. If he's unable to play, Tevin Coleman will head Atlanta's backfield.
Dennard will undergo season-ending shoulder surgery, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.
Dennard, a first-round selection in the 2014 NFL Draft, got his first career start in Sunday's loss to the Cardinals, filling in for an injured Adam Jones (foot). Dennard has yet to make a strong impression, but he also hasn't had much of an opportunity, as the Bengals have a slew of former first-round draft picks at his position.
Jones (foot) didn't practice Wednesday, Geoff Hobson of Bengals.com reports.
Jones missed Sunday's contest against the Cardinals due to a foot injury so his lack of availability at practice Wednesday is a little alarming. Factor in Darqueze Dennard's likely season-ending shoulder surgery, and Jones' absence becomes even more critical for the Bengals and IDP owners alike. More information regarding his game-time status will likely surface closer towards the end of the week, so fantasy owners should check back in on Friday.