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Top Jaylinn Hawkins News

  • Falcons' Jaylinn Hawkins: Activated off reserve/COVID-19 list

    Hawkins was activated off the reserve/COVID-19 list Tuesday, Tori McElhaney of the Falcons' official website reports.

    Hawkins was placed on the COVID list Dec. 29, forcing him to miss the team's Week 17 loss to the Bills. The safety will now return to the team in time for their final contest of the year against the Saints in Week 18.

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  • Falcons' Jaylinn Hawkins: Lands on COVID-19 list

    Hawkins was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday, Tori McElhaney of the Falcons' official site reports.

    Over the last three games, Hawkins has been operating as the starting free safety in place of Erik Harris (pectoral), so his potential absence would be a big blow to Atlanta's secondary. If he's unable to clear protocols ahead of Sunday's matchup with the Bills, then Shawn Williams would likely draw the start opposite of Duron Harmon.

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  • Falcons' Jaylinn Hawkins: Could move into starting lineup

    Hawkins could replace Erik Harris (pectoral) as the Falcons' starting safety, Michael Rothstein of ESPN.com reports.

    Rothstein reports that Harris is going to need season-ending surgery to repair a torn pectoral muscle, so Hawkins -- who replaced Harris on Sunday -- is expected to operate as the starting safety for the balance of the season. Hawkins played every defensive snap for Atlanta and recorded three tackles during the Week 14 win over the Panthers.

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  • Falcons' Jaylinn Hawkins: Available to play Sunday

    Hawkins (ankle) is not on the injury report ahead of Sunday's game against the Jaguars, Michael Rothstein of ESPN.com reports.

    The fact that Hawkins didn't appear on the injury report is a positive sign since he was unable to face the Patriots last week. Richie Grant has seen extra snaps with Hawkins out, but all signs point toward him returning to the field this Sunday.

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  • Falcons' Jaylinn Hawkins: Missing another game

    Hawkins (ankle) is inactive for Thursday's game against the Patriots, Tori McElhaney of the Falcons' official site reports.

    Hawkins will be absent for the second consecutive game, though he did manage three limited practices leading up to the game. That should bode well for his potential to return in Week 12 against Jacksonville. Richie Grant has picked up some extra work in Hawkins' absence.

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  • Falcons' Jaylinn Hawkins: Ruled out Sunday

    Hawkins (ankle) has been ruled out of Sunday's game against the Cowboys, according to Tori McElhaney of the Falcons' official site.

    The loss of Hawkins should thin the team's defensive depth, though this means Richie Grant might see extended playing time with Erik Harris handling the bulk of the snaps at free safety. It remains to be seen whether Hawkins will be available for the Falcons' next game against the Patriots on Thursday.

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  • Falcons' Jaylinn Hawkins: Back-to-back games with a pick

    Hawkins didn't log a tackle, but he picked off a pass during Sunday's 30-28 win over the Dolphins.

    Hawkins recorded an interception for the second straight game, but his lack of tackle production -- and playing time -- makes him a risky option even in deeper IDP leagues. Erik Harris suffered a shoulder injury during the win over the Dolphins, so if he is forced to miss time, the 24-year-old Hawkins may be in line for increased snaps, which could remedy his low tackle numbers.

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  • Falcons' Jaylinn Hawkins: First career interception

    Hawkins had one solo tackle, one pass breakup and one interception during Sunday's win over the Jets.

    Hawkins nabbed the first interception of his two-year career, snatching a pass intended for Keelan Cole by Zach Wilson. With Erik Harris (calf) sidelined, Hawkins was called upon to handle 100 percent of defensive snaps. However, Harris will now have a bye week to try and get healthy.

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  • Falcons' Jaylinn Hawkins: Clear of injury designation

    Hawkins (concussion) doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's game against the Lions.

    The 23-year-old missed the past two games while in the concussion protocol, but he progressed to full practice participation Friday. Hawkins should return to his reserve role in the secondary now that he's healthy.

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  • Falcons' Jaylinn Hawkins: Back on field, with limitations

    Hawkins (concussion) logged a limited practice session Wednesday, Jason Butt of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

    The fourth-round rookie has been unavailable since exiting Atlanta's Week 4 loss to the Packers with a concussion, but an appearance at practice foreshadows his return as soon as Sunday. Hawkins was not placed on injured reserve, meaning it was likely expected his absence would remain short-term. If he is able to go against the Lions on Sunday, Hawkins will back up Keanu Neal at strong safety in a matchup against the NFL's 22nd-ranked passing attack.

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  • Falcons' Jaylinn Hawkins: Won't play against Vikings

    Hawkins (concussion) has been ruled out for Sunday's game versus the Vikings.

    Hawkins didn't practice all week and will miss a second straight game as he recovers from a concussion he suffered Week 4 against the Packers. Keanu Neal and Ricardo Allen will start at safety Sunday while Sharrod Neasman rotates in.

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  • Falcons' Jaylinn Hawkins: Misses Wednesday's practice

    Hawkins was held out for the Falcons' practice session Wednesday, Jason Butt of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

    The rookie fourth-round draft choice had been forced into a starting role Weeks 3 and 4, as the Falcons dealt with a cluster of injuries to the secondary. Hawkins exited Atlanta's Week 4 Monday Night Football loss to the Packers with a head injury, and he has yet to make it back on the field. The 23-year-old will have to clear the NFL's concussion protocol before being able to return to practice. From there, the team can gauge if he's ready for game action.

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  • Falcons' Jaylinn Hawkins: Won't play Sunday

    Hawkins (concussion) has been ruled out for Sunday's game versus the Panthers, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.

    Hawkins didn't practice all week after suffering a concussion during Monday's loss to the Packers, so he'll sit out Week 5. The Falcons' secondary is getting healthy otherwise, so expect Keanu Neal and Ricardo Allen to start at safety Sunday while Sharrod Neasman rotates in.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-1, 208 lbs
Birthplace: USA
Age: 24
Class: Sophomore