The Falcons placed Sheffield (undisclosed) on injured reserve Wednesday, Michael Rothstein of ESPN.com reports. Sheffield missed the majority of training camp with the undisclosed injury and will now miss at least the first three weeks of the regular season.
Sheffield logged five tackles (four solo) during last Sunday's 44-27 loss to Tampa Bay, and he closed the 2020 campaign with 51 tackles, three pass deflections and a forced fumble over 13 games. Sheffield remains without an interception over 29 NFL appearances, as Atlanta tied for 24th in the league with 11 forced INTs in 2020. Meanwhile, he's surrendered an average 73.6 percent completion rate and a passer rating of 114.7 on 125 career coverage targets. The 2019 fourth-round draft choice from Ohio State will be under contract for two more seasons, as Atlanta continues to develop its homegrown cornerback nucleus of Sheffield, A.J. Terrell and Isaiah Oliver.
Sheffield (illness) is active for Sunday's game versus the Saints, Will McFadden of the Falcons' official site reports. Despite sitting out the entire practice week, Sheffield has been cleared for Week 13. Sheffield slots in as the No. 3 tight end behind A.J. Terrell and Darqueze Dennard, and he typically plays around half of the defensive snaps per game.
Sheffield (concussion) doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's game against the Broncos. The 24-year-old suffered the concussion last Thursday against the Panthers, but he was able to clear the concussion protocol with the extra time between games. Sheffield should fill his usual role in the secondary for Atlanta on Sunday.
Sheffield (concussion) was a limited participant in practice Wednesday, Will McFadden of the Falcons' official site reports. Sheffield's head injury has been confirmed as a concussion, so he'll need to clear concussion protocol to suit up Sunday against the Broncos. On the bright side, the second-year cornerback was at least able to get in a limited practice to start the week.
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