Falcons' Calvin Ridley: May get reps as returner Friday
Falcons head coach Dan Quinn said Wednesday that Ridley will "likely" get a look as a kick returner in Atlanta's upcoming preseason game against Kansas City, Kelsey Conway of the team's official site reports.
Ridley's speed and shiftiness not only lends itself to him being successful as a slot receiver, but those same abilities also make the 23-year-old a candidate to become the Falcons' primary kickoff and punt returner in 2018. Marvin Hall and Ito Smith were the team's kick returners in the preseason opener against the Jets last week, with neither managing to break 25 yards on three combined attempts. Special teams coordinator Keith Armstrong stated earlier this week that the coaching staff likely will have to assess all four preseason contests before reaching a verdict on who will serve as the primary option this year. In his entire 44-game collegiate career at Alabama, Ridley fielded two punt returns for four yards.
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