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NFC South Standings

Team Div Overall
4-2-0 13-4-0
4-2-0 9-8-0
2-4-0 7-10-0
2-4-0 5-12-0

2021 Defensive

STATS CMB
Total Tackles
INT
Interceptions
TD
Interceptions Returned For Touchdown
FUM
Forced Fumbles
SCK
Sacks
Regular Season 29 0 0 1 0.0

Top Richie Grant News

  • Falcons' Richie Grant: Not on COVID-19 list anymore

    Grant (illness) was activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list Saturday, according to Tori McElhaney of the Falcons' official site.

    The safety entered the COVID-19 protocols after testing positive Tuesday, but he has since delivered two negative tests and should be eligible to face the Bills on Sunday. Grant hasn't been able to settle in as a regular starter for Atlanta in his rookie year and has played more than 40 percent of the defensive snaps in just three games this season.

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  • Falcons' Richie Grant: Put on COVID-19 list

    Grant (illness) was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Tuesday, Tori McElhaney and Scott Bair of the Falcons' official website report.

    The safety will enter league protocols after testing positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday. Grant's availability to play in Week 17 against the Bills is now in question. If he's unable to go, Shawn Williams could step into a larger role in the secondary.

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  • Falcons' Richie Grant: Gets in full practice

    Grant (ankle) practiced in full Wednesday.

    Grant missed the Falcons' win over the Panthers on Sunday, but a return to practicing in full should have him on the field Sunday against the 49ers. The rookie second-round selection has 27 tackles (22 solo), a forced fumble and pass defensed on the season, playing in a reserve role at safety.

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  • Falcons' Richie Grant: Not playing Sunday

    Grant (ankle) is inactive for Sunday's contest against the Panthers, Tori McElhaney of the Falcons' official site reports.

    Grant was able to return to practice in a limited capacity Thursday and Friday, but he will ultimately miss his first game of the season. In his absence, Darren Hall and Avery Williams are both candidates for increased snaps in the slot.

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  • Falcons' Richie Grant: Listed as questionable for Sunday

    Grant (ankle) is questionable for Sunday's matchup with the Panthers, Scott Bair of the Falcons' official site reports.

    Grant didn't practice Wednesday, but he was able to participate in a limited capacity Thursday and Friday. If Grant is unable to suit up, Darren Hall and Avery Williams are both candidates for increased snaps in the slot.

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  • Falcons' Richie Grant: Dealing with ankle injury

    Grant is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Buccaneers due to an ankle injury, Tori McElhaney of the Falcons' official site reports.

    Grant has slowly seen his role increase throughout his rookie season. That continued Sunday as he logged three tackles prior to the injury, though his ability to return to the field is now in doubt.

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  • Falcons' Richie Grant: Heading to Peach State

    The Falcons selected Grant in the second round of the 2021 NFL Draft, 40th overall.

    Grant is the second safety off the board, landing in Atlanta after a brief trade back from the 35th pick. Grant (6-foot, 197 pounds) is light and tested unevenly as an athlete (4.57-second 40, 34.5-inch vertical, 129-inch broad jump) but he was a four-year contributor and three-year starter at UCF, where he posted big tackle numbers. His light frame suggests he'll do less work in the box at the NFL level, but wherever he lines up, he'll be on the IDP radar if he can compete for a starting role right away.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-0, 200 lbs
Birthplace: Lumberton, MS
Age: 24
School: UCF
Experience: 2