Atlanta Falcons

Stadium: Georgia Dome | Coach: Dan Quinn
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense2nd120.5 (5th)295.3 (3rd)
Defense25th104.5 (17th)266.7 (28th)
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23Alford, Robert DB5-1018611/1/19884Southeastern Louisiana
37Allen, Ricardo CB5-918612/18/19912Purdue
95Babineaux, Jonathan DT6-230010/12/198112Iowa
44Beasley, Vic LB6-32467/8/19922Clemson
5Bosher, Matt P6-020810/18/19876Miami (Fla.)
3Bryant, Matt K5-92035/29/197515Baylor
 Bykowski, Carter T6-73137/25/19903Iowa State
59Campbell, De'Vondre LB6-32347/1/1993RMinnesota
65Chester, Chris C6-33031/12/198311Oklahoma
99Clayborn, Adrian DE6-32807/6/19886Iowa
26Coleman, Tevin RB6-12104/16/19932Indiana
32Collins, Jalen CB6-12033/20/19932Louisiana State
76Compton, Tom T6-53085/10/19894South Dakota
 Dable, Anthony WR6-42209/25/1988RNo College
 Daniels, B.J. WR5-1121710/24/19894South Florida
42DiMarco, Patrick RB6-12344/30/19895South Carolina
24Freeman, Devonta RB5-82063/15/19923Florida State
93Freeney, Dwight DE6-12682/19/198015Syracuse
87Fuller, Devin WR6-01941/29/1994RUCLA
18Gabriel, Taylor WR5-81652/17/19913Abilene Christian
63Garland, Ben DE6-53084/6/19882Air Force
 Goldson, Dashon DB6-22009/18/198410Washington
29Goodwin, C.J. WR6-32202/4/19901California (PA)
 Graf, Kevin T6-63096/17/1991RUSC
 Griswold, Darion TE6-525512/23/1992RArkansas State
77Hageman, Ra'Shede DT6-63188/8/19903Minnesota
16Hardy, Justin WR5-1019212/18/19912East Carolina
47Harris, Josh LS6-12244/27/19895Auburn
81Hooper, Austin TE6-325410/29/1994RStanford
 Ifedi, Martin DE6-32759/4/19911Memphis
36Ishmael, Kemal DB6-02065/6/19914Central Florida
94Jackson, Tyson DE6-42966/6/19868Louisiana State
97Jarrett, Grady DT6-03054/28/19932Clemson
45Jones, Deion LB6-122211/4/1994RLouisiana State
11Jones, Julio WR6-32202/3/19896Alabama
52Keyes, Josh LB6-22231/23/19932Boston College
25King, Akeem SAF6-121210/29/19922San Jose State
 Levitre, Andy G6-23035/15/19868Oregon State
51Mack, Alex C6-431111/19/19858California
70Matthews, Jake T6-53092/11/19923Texas A&M
74Mayes, Chris DT6-33499/27/1991RGeorgia
 Meyer, Mike K6-21906/2/1992RIowa
 Muir, Blake G6-63155/10/1991RBaylor
22Neal, Keanu SAF6-02117/26/1995RFlorida
20Neasman, Sharrod SAF5-1121310/14/1991RFlorida Atlantic
30Olatoye, Deji CB6-12057/20/19912North Carolina A&T
82Perkins, Josh TE6-32278/5/1993RWashington
34Poole, Brian CB5-921310/20/1992RFlorida
50Reed, Brooks LB6-32542/28/19876Arizona
53Reynolds, LaRoy LB6-124011/3/19904Virginia
19Robinson, Aldrick WR5-101879/24/19883Southern Methodist
60Robinson, Trevor C6-53005/16/19905Notre Dame
2Ryan, Matt QB6-42175/17/19859Boston College
 Sanu, Mohamed WR6-22108/22/19895Rutgers
 Schaub, Matt QB6-62456/25/198113Virginia
73Schraeder, Ryan T6-73005/4/19884Valdosta State
71Schweitzer, Wes G6-43009/11/1993RSan Jose State
90Shelby, Derrick DE6-22803/4/19895Utah
52Starr, Tyler LB6-52501/25/19912South Dakota
 Staten, Jimmy DT6-33115/4/19911Middle Tennessee State
83Tamme, Jacob TE6-32303/15/19859Kentucky
86Tialavea, D.J. TE6-42607/27/19911Utah State
80Toilolo, Levine TE6-82657/30/19914Stanford
21Trufant, Desmond DB6-01909/10/19904Washington
91Upshaw, Courtney LB6-227212/13/19895Alabama
 Vellano, Joe DT6-230010/30/19882Maryland
 Vogler, Brian TE6-72633/7/1992RAlabama
 Ward, Terron RB5-72012/15/19922Oregon State
56Weatherspoon, Sean LB6-224412/29/19877Missouri
14Weems, Eric WR5-91957/4/198510Bethune-Cookman
41Wheeler, Philip LB6-224512/12/19849Georgia Tech
15Williams, Nick WR5-1018411/23/19902Connecticut
55Worrilow, Paul LB6-02305/1/19904Delaware
 Wreh-Wilson, Blidi DB6-119812/5/19894Connecticut
Injured Players
33Howard, Travis (IR) CB6-120011/24/19892Ohio State
39Mooney, Collin (IR) RB5-102384/3/19863Army
25Moore, William (IR) SS6-02215/18/19856Missouri
43Van Dyke, DeMarcus (IR) DB6-11851/17/19894Miami (Fla.)
Roster Analysis
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Position Listing
Jimmy Staten
The Seahawks have signed 11 players to future contracts, the team announced Wednesday.

Running back Demitrius Bronson, wide receiver Douglas McNeil, tight end RaShaun Allen, tackle Justin Renfrow, guards Nate Isles and Drew Nowak, defensive ends Ryan Robinson and Julius Warmsley, defensive tackle Jimmy Staten, linebacker Mike Zimmer and safety Dion Bailey will look to compete for spots on the final 53-man roster in 2015.

DeMarcus Van Dyke
The Chiefs have announced their final round of cuts and other moves to reach the league-mandated roster of 53 players.

Among the offensive players let go are fullback Jordan Campbell, wide receivers Fred Williams and Mark Harrison, guard Ricky Henry, tackle J'Marcus Webb and running back Charcandrick West.

The defensive players gone from the roster are safeties Jonathon Amaya and Malcolm Bronson, linemen Dominique Hamilton, Kyle Love and Kona Schwenke, linebackers Alonzo Highsmith, Devan Walker and Nico Johnson and cornerbacks Justin Rogers and DeMarcus Van Dyke .

The Chiefs have also placed Tyler Bray and Kyle Williams on IR and Mike Catapano on the non-football injury list.

Ryan Schraeder
Schraeder tore a ligament in his right ankle during the Falcons' 34-28 overtime loss to the Patriots in Super Bowl LI, ESPN reports.

Schraeder sustained the injury in the second quarter but didn't exit the game until the fourth. He's scheduled for further testing Tuesday, although surgery is not expected to be necessary.

Ankle - Questionable for the start of training camp
Anthony Dable
No Updates
Mohamed Sanu
Sanu caught all four passes that came his way in Sunday's win over the Saints for 32 yards and a touchdown.

Matt Ryan found Sanu in the back of the end zone for a 10 yard strike on a scramble midway through the second quarter. It was Sanu's first score since Week 8. Sanu put together some solid outings to start the season, but he has been quiet in recent weeks, a period that coincides with the emergence of big-play threat Taylor Gabriel. Gabriel was out with a foot injury on Sunday, but is expected back for the playoffs. Those planning on playing Sanu should prepare accordingly.

B.J. Daniels
Daniels signed a reserve/future contract with the Falcons on Tuesday, Kelsey Conway of the team's official site reports.

Daniels has bounced around the league since being selected in the seventh round of the 2013 NFL Draft, spending time with the 49ers, Seahawks, Texans, Giants, and now Falcons. Originally a quarterback, Daniels has been transitioning to wide receiver/return specialist over the past few seasons. His diverse skill set could help him obtain a spot on Atlanta's 53-man roster next season.

Matt Schaub
Schaub completed eight of 12 passes for 78 yards in Thursday's preseason game against the Browns.

Schaub completed 10 of 15 passes for 179 yards in the first preseason game, and while Thursday's performance was far less impressive, there's been no indication he's facing any real pressure for the No. 2 quarterback job. Starter Matt Ryan hasn't missed a game since 2009.

Dashon Goldson
Goldson re-signed Tuesday with the Falcons, D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

With the Falcons placing Kemal Ishmael (shoulder) on injured reserve, Goldson, who was previously waived by Atlanta in October, will rejoin the team to help restore some depth at safety. The former All-Pro is just a backup player at this stage of his career, so don't expect him to play many snaps over the final two weeks of the regular season.

Josh Keyes
Keyes was promoted to the active roster on Thursday, the team's official site reports.

Keyes has been on the practice squad since Week 7 after getting his walking papers from Tampa Bay. He'll provide some added depth at linebacker down the stretch.

Chris Chester
The Falcons signed veteran offensive guard Chris Chester to a one-year deal on Friday, per

The Falcons were able to sign Chester after they released linebacker Prince Shembo, who was charged with aggravated animal cruelty.

Chester was cut by the Redskins earlier this week after he played 64 consecutive games for the organization.

William Moore
Moore was released by the Falcons on Monday, Adam Caplan of ESPN reports.

Moore has managed just two complete 16-game seasons in his seven-year career, and 2015 wasn't one of them. Limited to 11 appearances due to groin and ankle concerns, he was eventually placed on injured reserve as a result of the latter injury, but not before totaling 51 tackles (38 solo), two interceptions, and one forced fumble. While he turns 31 in the offseason, he likely can offer safety depth to another organization, as long as he remains healthy.

Blake Muir
No Updates
Tyler Starr
Starr 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.

Undisclosed - Questionable for the start of training camp
Darion Griswold
Griswold signed a reserve/future contract with the Falcons on Tuesday, Kelsey Conway of the team's official site reports.

Griswold spent part of last offseason with the Colts, but was waived by the team before the beginning of the preseason due to an undisclosed injury. Almost a year later and the tight end now has another chance to keep his NFL dream alive. Levine Toilolo and Jacob Tamme (shoulder) are both slated to be unrestricted free agents this offseason, which could boost Griswold's stock as he competes for a spot on the final 53-man roster.

D.J. Tialavea
Tialavea was promoted to the Falcons' active roster on Thursday, the team's official website reports.

Tialavea has been stashed on the team's practice squad all season, but he'll get the call up for the final few games of 2016. He'll serve as a depth tight end and may see some work if the Falcons clinch a playoff spot before Week 17.

Ben Garland
The Broncos have signed exclusive-rights free agent tackle Paul Cornick and guard Ben Garland, per the Baltimore Sun.

This season will be Cornick's fourth with the Broncos while Garland will play his fifth with the team.
Collin Mooney
Mooney provided fullback depth for the Falcons in 2015

Mooney has one year left on his contract, but that doesn't mean his roster spot his safe. He'll have to prove he could handle the full time duties in the event Patrick DiMarco went down with an injury in order to secure a roster spot in 2016.

Keanu Neal
Neal (ankle) has returned to Saturday's game against the Panthers, ESPN's Vaughn McClure reports.

Neal's return is a boon to the Falcons defense both in the passing game and in run support. He injured his ankle early in the first half, but only missed a minimal amount of time before getting back on the field.

Austin Hooper
Hooper brought in three of six targets for 32 yards and a touchdown in the Falcons' 34-28 Super Bowl LI overtime loss to the Patriots.

The 2016 third-round pick led the Falcons in targets and brought in a 19-yard touchdown in the second quarter, giving Atlanta a 14-0 lead at the time. Hooper thus wraps up a rookie campaign in which he turned in a modest 19 receptions (on 27 targets) for 271 yards and three touchdowns, with his best stretch coming over Weeks 8 and 9, when he posted a combined eight receptions for 87 yards against the Packers and Bucs, respectively. Atlanta's offense under Kyle Shanahan -- with its highly efficient two-back system, superstar No. 1 receiver, and effective second and third options -- didn't make much use of the tight end overall, limiting Hooper's upside in his first campaign. However, given his big-play ability, the team is likely to invest some time this offseason in attempting to integrate the Stanford product more consistently during the 2017 campaign.

Carter Bykowski
The Vikings announced Monday they waived tackle Carter Bykowski. They also placed cornerback Josh Robinson (pectoral) on the PUP list, which means he will miss the first six weeks of the season.
Brian Poole
Poole (foot) will play Thursday against the Buccaneers, Jenna Laine of reports.

Poole was able to practice in full on Wednesday after being limited earlier in the week. He figures to back-up Desmond Trufant and Robert Alford at cornerback for the Falcons.

Ricardo Allen
Allen has signed his exclusive rights tender with the Falcons, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Allen had an impressive sophomore season in 2015, recording 69 total tackles, good for third on the team, and three interceptions, leading all Falcons in that category. The safety was one of the lone bright spots for a weak Atlanta run defense and helped the Falcons finish seventh in fantasy points allowed to quarterbacks in 2015 with savvy play in the secondary. Allen has the potential for a breakout campaign in 2016 as he continues to improve in defensive coordinator Richard Smith's 4-3 scheme.

Adrian Clayborn
Clayborn (biceps) started rehab on his torn biceps Wednesday, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Clayborn, who's entering the last year of his current contract, sustained a torn biceps in the Falcons' divisional-round matchup with the Seahawks and sat our the remainder of the playoffs. It isn't clear if his rehab will prevent him from participating in team workouts come April, but there at least doesn't appear to be any concern over his availability for the start of the 2017 season.

Biceps - Questionable for the start of training camp
Jonathan Babineaux
Babineaux is in the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Buccaneers after missing Thursday's practice due to a non-injury-related issue.

As expected, Babineaux will be ready for Week 1 as he returned for Friday's practice after his brief absence. The veteran will start at defensive tackle alongside Grady Jarrett.

Eric Weems
Wide receiver Eric Weems has agreed to a new two-year contract with the Falcons, according to a report by's Vaughn McClure

Weems made $730,000 last season, when he had 10 catches for 102 yards and two touchdowns for the Falcons. He was scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent on March 10. 

Deji Olatoye
The Chiefs signed rookie defensive back Deji Olatoye to their practice squad. He was waived by the Ravens in late August.
Robert Alford
Alford signed a four-year, $38 million extension with the Falcons on Thursday,'s Ian Rapoport reports.

Alford has been a constant in the Atlanta secondary for the past four seasons, collecting two or more interceptions in each year with the team. Through 12 games in 2016, the 28-year-old has also racked up 47 combined tackles, putting him well on pace to surpass his career high. The Southeastern Louisiana product was handsomely rewarded for those efforts Thursday.

Levine Toilolo
Toilolo was held to one reception for 18 yards in Sunday's win over the Saints.

Toilolo was only able to haul in one of the three passes thrown in his direction, but that's par for the course for Toilolo, who has exactly one reception in each of his last six games. He'll have to wait until the divisional round to see if he can extend his streak in the playoffs.

Derrick Shelby
Shelby (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.

Calf - Questionable for the start of training camp
LaRoy Reynolds
Reynolds is slated to start at middle linebacker Sunday, D. Orlando Ledbetter of AJC reports.

Reynolds will receive the start due to Deion Jones' projected absence.

Tom Compton
The Redskins announced Friday the release of defensive end Stephen Bowen and the re-signing of tackle Tom Compton.

Bowen played eight games in 2014, totaling 11 tackles. In four seasons with the Redskins, he totaled 96 tackles with seven sacks. By releasing Bowen, the Redskins will save $5.52 million in cap space, according to the Washington Post.

Compton has spent all three years with Washington, starting nine of 16 games in 2014.

Jacob Tamme
The Falcons placed Tamme (shoulder) on injured reserve Monday.

Tamme missed back-to-back games before a Week 11 bye, during which he underwent season-ending shoulder surgery. With Monday's move official, the Falcons will turn to rookie Austin Hooper as the primary pass-catching tight end, but Levine Toilolo may continue to be the starter in name.

Shoulder - Questionable for the start of training camp
Tevin Coleman
Coleman 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.

Ankle - Questionable for the start of training camp
Taylor Gabriel
Gabriel grabbed three of five targets for 76 yards in the Falcons' 34-28 Super Bowl LI overtime loss to the Patriots.

The speedster continued to show the play-making ability that made him a highly viable threat for the Falcons this season, bringing in receptions of 24 and 35 yards. He also checked in second in targets on the team, even outpacing Julio Jones in that category. Having notched a career-high six receiving touchdowns on 35 receptions this season, Gabriel will be one of the Falcons' more intriguing restricted free agents heading into the offseason.

Blidi Wreh-Wilson
Wreh-Wilson was signed by the Falcons on Tuesday, D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlantic Journal-Constitution reports.

The defensive back was released by the Falcons three days ago, but now rejoins the team after they waived offensive tackle Kevin Graf. Look for Wreh-Wilson to resume his regular role as a depth option at cornerback.

Deion Jones
Jones (ankle) was not listed on Wednesday's injury report, Vaughn McClure of ESPN reports.

Jones was limited at practice last week before ultimately being removed from the final injury report. He ended up playing in Sunday's loss to the Seahawks, and recorded six tackles in the contest. He appears to be on track to play again in Week 7.

Desmond Trufant
Trufant (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.

Pectoral - Questionable for the start of training camp
Brooks Reed
Reed (groin) was a full participant at the Falcons' practice Friday.

Reed was limited throughout the week, but returned to Friday's practice in full form. Barring any setbacks, he should be good to start at right defensive end in Sunday's tilt with the Chargers.

Jalen Collins
Collins (knee) is active for Saturday's tilt against Carolina.

Collins missed last week's game due to his knee issue but he was able to practice in full this week and will jump back in with the starting unit Saturday.

Alex Mack
Mack (fibula) will not require offseason surgery, D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

It was originally thought that Mack would require surgery on the chip fracture in his left fibula, but Falcons head coach Dan Quinn stated at his season-closing press conference Tuesday that the center would indeed avoid a procedure. Mack will still require time to recover after toughing out Sunday's Super Bowl and may or may not be healthy in time to participate in spring practices.

Lower Leg - Questionable for the start of training camp
Devin Fuller
The 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.

Shoulder - Questionable for the start of training camp
Josh Perkins
Perkins caught his first career touchdown pass in Sunday's win over the Panthers.

It was a big day for tight ends on the lower end of the depth chart for the Falcons, as both Perkins and D.J. Tialavea caught the first touchdowns of their careers. Coming off a career day which included two catches for 34 yards, don't expect big things out of Perkins in Week 17.

Philip Wheeler
The Falcons have re-signed Wheeler.

Wheeler, who recorded 29 tackles and a sack in nine games for the Falcons this past season, may be off the IDP radar these days, but retaining him bolsters the depth situation in Atlanta's linebacking corps.

Terron Ward
Ward rushed for 52 yards on six carries in Sunday's win over the 49ers.

Ward's 16 carries over the past two weeks exceeds his previous season total. The uptick in usage requires more than a look at the box score, however. Ward has benefited from back-to-back blowouts by the Falcons. Every one of his touches in those two games has come in garbage time in the fourth quarter.

Wes Schweitzer
No Updates
Travis Howard
The Giants trimmed their roster by two Wednesday night. 

According to the New York Daily News, the Giants waived offensive tackle Rogers Gaines and cornerback Travis Howard. Both players were placed on injured reserve in 2014. 

Andy Levitre
Levitre (hip) is healthy for Sunday's matchup with New Orleans, D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Levitre missed some practice time and he may still be limited during the week but he's not in danger of sitting out the team's regular season finale.

Courtney Upshaw
Upshaw agreed to terms on a contract with the Falcons on Friday.

The details of the signing remain a bit unclear, but the 6-foot-2, 272-pound outside linebacker specializes in stuffing the run, but the bulkiness keeps him from becoming an elite linebacker. He will need to transition from a 3-4 to a 4-3 outside linebacker with the move to Atlanta, which will result in him serving in coverage more often. Upshaw collected 51 tackles (29 solo) last season, starting 15 of 16 games after Terrell Suggs suffered a torn Achilles, and will look to build on that to secure a starting job again in 2016.

Martin Ifedi
No Updates
Ra'Shede Hageman
Hageman was charged with three misdemeanors stemming from a domestic violence case in March, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Hageman's charges come from an alleged incident with the mother of his child and include interfering with a call for emergency help, battery family violence and cruelty to children in the third degree. According to the report, the NFL has been in contact with the Falcons regarding the situation. A second-round pick in 2014, Hageman was inactive for the Falcons' season-opening loss Sunday.

Mike Meyer
No Updates
Kemal Ishmael
Ishmael (shoulder) will be placed on IR, Vaughn McClure of reports.

Ishmael suffered a shoulder injury during Week 14's win over the Rams and was unable to return. His presence will be missed on special teams, but won't have much of an impact on the Falcons' defense.

Shoulder - Questionable for the start of training camp
Chris Mayes
Mayes (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.

Foot - Questionable for the start of training camp
Joe Vellano
Kevin Graf
The Eagles announced Monday they activated tackle Lane Johnson from the reserve/suspended list. To clear a roster spot, tackle Kevin Graf was released.
Paul Worrilow
Worrilow (illness) is active for Sunday's game against the Chiefs.

Worrilow popped up on the Falcons' injury report after the illness prevented him from practicing Friday, but with a day off to recover, it's not expected that he'll face any limitations. The middle linebacker has a pair of 120-plus-tackle seasons on his resume, but after being displaced by Deion Jones for the starting role in 2016, Worrilow remains off the IDP radar.

Grady Jarrett
Jarrett (shoulder) will be active for Thursday's game against the Buccaneers, Jenna Laine of reports.

Jarrett had been limited in practice before participating fully on Wednesday, as he projects to start at defensive tackle next to Jonathan Babineaux.

De'Vondre Campbell
Campbell (cramps) returned to Sunday's Super Bowl against the Patriots, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Campbell left in the second quarter with cramps but is now back in action with the first-string unit.

Jake Matthews
Matthews (knee) is active Sunday against the Rams.

Matthews was uncertain to play after spraining his knee last week against the Chiefs.

Devonta Freeman
Freeman gained 75 yards on 11 carries and gathered in both of his targets for 46 yards in the Falcons' 34-28 Super Bowl LI overtime loss to the Patriots.

Freeman had a knack for splashy plays on the season's biggest stage, ripping off a 37-yard rush on the Falcons' first offensive play and taking a short pass 39 yards to get Atlanta out of unfavorable field position in the fourth quarter. However, he also whiffed on a blocking assignment in the the final period with the Falcons holding a 28-12 edge, allowing the Patriots' Dont'a Hightower to get a clean shot on Matt Ryan. The sack caused a fumble that gave New England the ball at the Atlanta 25-yard line, lead to a touchdown that brought the Patriots one step closer to what was the greatest comeback in Super Bowl history. Despite the disappointing conclusion to the season, Freeman followed up strong 2015 sophomore campaign with an even better 1,079 rushing yards, while also equaling his 11 rushing touchdowns from the previous season.

Tyson Jackson
Jackson racked up 31 tackles in 16 games for the Falcons in 2015.

This is the second consecutive season that Jackson has been sackless. He was never a dominant pass rusher with the Chiefs, but he did have seven combined sacks in his final two years in Kansas City. He still has three years left on his contract, but the Falcons will likely need to see a little more out of Jackson if he wants to stay on the roster for three more years.

Sean Weatherspoon
Weatherspoon (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.

Achilles - Questionable for the start of training camp
Justin Hardy
Hardy reeled in four of seven targets for 43 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's win over the Saints.

It was Hardy's first four-catch game of the season and just his second touchdown since Week 3. The young receiver had entered Sunday's game with just one game with more than two catches in his previous nine outings. Those days are not likely behind him. Hardy's uptick can rather easily be attributed to Taylor Gabriel, an unexpected star of Atlanta's season, sitting out with a foot injury. With Gabriel likely to return to practice this week, expect Hardy's production to settle back down.

Brian Vogler
Vogler was added to Indianapolis' practice squad Thursday.

The undrafted rookie was most recently with the Bears in training camp before being placed on the waived/injured list with a foot injury in August. He'll join the practice squad in advance of Indianapolis' season finale.

Nick Williams
Williams (coach's decision) is inactive for Saturday's matchup with Carolina.

Williams missed last week's game due to a concussion but was able to practice the past few days and was cleared to play this week. However, with Julio Jones (toe) returning from injury, Williams was the odd man out at the bottom of the receiver depth chart.

Akeem King
King ended the 2016 season on injured reserve due to an undisclosed injury.

King was looking to improve on a rookie season in 2015 that saw him record just one tackle in five games, but he was placed on IR prior to the start of the regular season. He'll be looking to bounce back and secure a depth position in the Flacons' secondary in 2017.

Undisclosed - Questionable for the start of training camp
C.J. Goodwin
Goodwin (hamstring) was a full participant at Falcons' practice Friday, D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Goodwin was limited in practices the prior two days, so he appears to be trending in the right direction for Sunday's game against the Packers.

Sharrod Neasman
No Updates
Matt Ryan
Ryan completed 17 of 23 passes for 284 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions in the Falcons' 34-28 Super Bowl LI overtime loss to the Patriots. He also lost a fumble.

Ryan, and the Falcons offense he helmed, were masterful for two quarters-plus before Tom Brady's killer instinct kicked in. He started to heat up on Atlanta's third possession, completing passes of 19 and 23 yards to Julio Jones on a drive that ultimately culminated in a five-yard Freeman touchdown run. The veteran quarterback came back on the next drive to connect with Taylor Gabriel for 24 yards and Jones for another 18, before capping matters off with a pretty 19-yard scoring connection with rookie Austin Hooper. After an eight-play, 85-yard scoring drive early in the third quarter that featured a 35-yard connection to Gabriel and a six-yard touchdown strike to Tevin Coleman, Ryan and the Falcons appeared to be in the proverbial driver's seat, but ironically would fail to score the rest of the game. One of their subsequent unsuccessful possessions came in the early part of the fourth quarter, when Ryan lost the ball after getting hit by Donta Hightower on a play where Freeman whiffed on his block. The turnover would lead to one of the Patriots' second-half touchdowns, and Ryan ultimately would never have a chance to touch the ball in overtime after the Patriots drove for a touchdown on the opening drive of the extra period. The record comeback by New England ironically caps Ryan's MVP season, a campaign in which he threw for a career-best 4,944 yards and 38 touchdowns.

Julio Jones
Jones will have his toe evaluated in a month to determine if surgery is necessary, Vaughn McClure of ESPN reports.

Jones has been dealing with the injury since early December and was forced to miss two games because of it. Even though he was able to tough it out during the playoffs, turf toe can be a troublesome injury, especially for receivers, who are constantly planting and making cuts on their routes. If it is ultimately decided that Jones will need surgery, his participation in organized team activities could be delayed until he is fully recovered.

Toe - Questionable for the start of training camp
Matt Bosher
Bosher (hamstring) is inactive for Sunday's tilt with the Cardinals.

Bosher was able to practice in full on Friday but the team will ultimately go with recent addition Matt Wile instead. Look for more updates on his hamstring aliment to come next week.

Dwight Freeney
Freeney (quad) is active for Sunday's matchup in Philadelphia.

Freeney missed Wednesday's practice, but returned on a limited basis Thursday, and followed that up with a full session Friday. His IDP value may be hindered by limited usage, however, as Freeney hasn't seen more than 30 snaps since Week 5 against Denver, nor has he recorded a sack since then.

Vic Beasley
Beasley (shoulder) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice.

Beasley hurt his shoulder during the regular season finale but was able to play the entire game and further testing Monday revealed no significant injuries. He's fully expected to play in Saturday's playoff game against the Seahawks.

Josh Harris
Steelers running backs Josh Harris and Ben Tate were able to find little running room in Saturday's 30-17 loss to Baltimore. Harris ran nine times for 25 yards while Tate had five carries for 19 yards.

As a team, Pittsburgh managed just 68 yards on 19 carries in relief of star running back Le'Veon Bell, who missed Saturday's game with a knee injury.

Patrick DiMarco
DiMarco (shoulder) fully participated in Friday's practice.

DiMarco was limited in previous practices throughout the week, but was able to get a full one in Friday. He has no injury status listed for Sunday's matchup with the Chargers, so he should be expected to take the field.

Aldrick Robinson
Robinson caught two passes for 36 yards in Sunday's win over the Saints.

Robinson's production slipped in the past two weeks after going off for 111 yards in Week 15, but he may be called upon to play a bigger role in the playoffs should the Falcons go up against a formidable Seattle pass defense in the divisional round. If whoever the Falcons play make it a point to double team Julio Jones, secondary receivers are going to need to step up.

Matt Bryant
Bryant made a 22-yard field goal and all five extra point attempts in Sunday's win over the Saints.

The 41-year-old kicker has been a model of consistency throughout the season, connecting on 34 of 37 field goal attempts and knocking through all but one of his 57 extra point attempts. He'll be kicking in a dome throughout the playoffs, whether those games be in Atlanta, Dallas or Houston, and with Atlanta's high-powered offense, Bryant has to be considered one of the best kicking options in the playoffs.

Trevor Robinson
The Chargers have agreed to terms with center Trevor Robinson and defensive end Ricardo Mathews, per the team.

Robinson was signed off of the Bengals' practice squad in 2014 after the Chargers suffered multiple injuries at the center position. He played in three games while starting one.

Mathews, a former Colt with whom general manager Tom Telesco had ties to, was signed prior to the first game of the 2014 season. The sixth-year veteran played in 12 games last year, totaling 21 total tackles, two forced fumbles and 1.5 sacks.


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