Atlanta Falcons

Stadium: Georgia Dome | Coach: Dan Quinn
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense2nd120.5 (5th)295.3 (3rd)
Defense25th104.5 (17th)266.7 (28th)
Injuries
DatePosPlayerInjuryNFL StatusFantasy News
02/07/17WRJulio JonesToeQUESTIONABLEJones (toe) seemed to be moving around pretty well during a Wednesday appearance at the Georgia State Capitol, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Recovering from March 6 surgery to address a bunion, Jones was wearing a boot but didn't need crutches to walk. He said his foot feels good, and while he'll still miss the Falcons' offseason program, the 28-year-old wideout remain on track for training camp. With no crucial offseason additions or losses, the 2017 Atlanta offense should look very similar to the 2016 iteration.

(Updated 03/24/2017)
02/06/17DLAdrian ClaybornBicepsQUESTIONABLEClayborn (biceps) faces about four more months of recovery, Vaughn McClure of ESPN reports.

Clayborn stated that he faced a five-month recovery from when his torn biceps occurred Jan. 14, so by that measure he faces about four months left in his recovery process. That puts his return at some time in mid-June, so he should be ready for 2017's training camp.

(Updated 02/21/2017)
02/06/17RBTevin ColemanAnkleQUESTIONABLEColeman isn't expected to require offseason surgery on his left ankle, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Head coach Dan Quinn said as much Tuesday, all but clarifying the severity of the injury sustained by Coleman in Super Bowl LI. No matter, Coleman will likely focus on rehab in the coming weeks and perhaps months with the aim of working in tandem with Devonta Freeman out of the Falcons' backfield once again.

(Updated 02/07/2017)
02/06/17WRDevin FullerShoulderQUESTIONABLEThe Falcons placed Fuller (shoulder) on the IR on Monday,

The Falcons drafted Fuller out of LSU in the seventh-round of this years draft. The Rookie impressed early on in the preseason recording 66 yards and a touchdown in his first two games before injuring his shoulder in the team's third game against the Dolphins. The Saints had hoped he could earn a spot returning kicks heading into the season.

(Updated 09/05/2016)
02/06/17DBKemal IshmaelShoulderQUESTIONABLEIshmael (shoulder) signed a one-year, $2.5 million contract with the Falcons on Monday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

The Falcons needed to bring back depth in their secondary, and Ishmael will fit in well as a top-three safety next to Ricardo Allen and Keanu Neal. The 25-year-old only played nine games for Atlanta in 2016 due to a season-ending shoulder injury in Week 13 but was able to record 52 tackles in his limited time.

(Updated 03/13/2017)
02/06/17DBAkeem KingUndisclosedQUESTIONABLEKing (undisclosed), an exclusive-rights free agent, was tendered by the Falcons on Thursday, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Formerly a safety, King will continue his conversion to cornerback now that he's staying in Atlanta for another year. However, he likely won't compete for anything more than a depth role.

(Updated 03/11/2017)
02/06/17DLChris MayesFootQUESTIONABLEMayes (foot) has been placed on the Falcons' injured reserve list.

Dealing with a foot injury he suffered on Monday, Mayes had been been placed on the team's waived/injured list, but cleared waivers and will now be stashed on the Falcons' IR.

(Updated 08/17/2016)
02/06/17DLDerrick ShelbyCalfQUESTIONABLEShelby (calf) was placed on the IR on Tuesday.

Shelby suffered a calf injury in the fourth quarter of Sunday's loss to the Seahawks, effectively ending the 27-year-old's season. In six games this season, he recorded eight tackles (six solo) and one pass deflection. Expect veteran Jonathan Babineaux to see an increase in reps, with Courtney Upshaw now serving as the only healthy reserve defensive tackle on the roster.

(Updated 10/18/2016)
02/06/17LBTyler StarrUndisclosedQUESTIONABLEStarr spent the 2016 season in injured reserve due to an undisclosed injury, Tim Gallagher of the Sioux City Journal reports.

Starr appeared in one game in 2015 but was placed on IR prior to the start of the 2016 season. He'll be looking to bounce back and secure a depth linebacker or special teams position in 2017.

(Updated 02/06/2017)
02/06/17TEJacob TammeShoulderQUESTIONABLETamme (shoulder) doesn't appear to be in the Falcons' plans for 2017, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. "Jacob will more than likely get to free agency," general manager Thomas Dimitroff said.

Operating as Atlanta's starting tight end, Tamme racked up his highest touchdown total since 2010 last season despite appearing in just eight games due to a shoulder injury. However, he's entering his age-32 campaign, while the Falcons have a younger and cheaper alternative in the form of last year's talented third-round selection, Austin Hooper. Although it isn't clear what kind of market awaits the veteran tight end coming off shoulder surgery, Tamme still looked to have something left in the tank before succumbing to injury, so he shouldn't have a problem finding a new home this offseason if and when he can prove his health.

(Updated 03/04/2017)
02/06/17DBDesmond TrufantPectoralQUESTIONABLETrufant (pectoral) is optimistic he will be healthy in time for May practices, Michael Cunningham of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Trufant was placed on injured reserve with a torn pectoral Nov. 29 and had surgery briefly after. The cornerback had one interceptions and two forced fumbles through nine games played and is undoubtedly one of Atlanta's top playmakers in the secondary. His absence was recognizable during Sunday's Super Bowl, where the Falcons gave up 466 passing yards and two touchdowns to Patriots' quarterback Tom Brady. Whether or not Trufant is able to get healthy for May practices, he should be be back before training camp, where he will provide a boost for Atlanta's pass defense.

(Updated 02/07/2017)
02/06/17LBSean WeatherspoonAchillesQUESTIONABLEWeatherspoon (achilles) has been placed on the injured reserve.

Weatherspoon was placed on the injured reserve after rupturing his right achilles in Week 4's win over Carolina. The Falcons have signed AJ Hawk to attempt to fill Weatherspoon's shoes at linebacker.

(Updated 10/04/2016)
 

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