Bethel returned from the ankle injury Week 6 and is good to go after being a full practice participant Friday and Saturday. The 28-year-old should serve his usual role as a depth corner and special teams ace Monday night.
Bethel (ankle) was a limited participant in Friday's practice, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.
Bethel suited up during Atlanta's win over the Buccaneers in Week 6 after missing two consecutive games, and continues to recover from a lingering ankle injury. The special teams ace's status for Monday's game against the Giants remains uncertain, but expect more clarity on Bethel's availability following Saturay's injury report.
Bethel (ankle) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice session, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.
An essential component to the Falcons kickoff and punt coverage units, Bethel returned from a two-game absence by suiting up for Atlanta's Week 6 game against Tampa Bay, recording three combined tackles in a 34-29 win. Bethel's presence on the roster has helped Atlanta improve from 32nd in kickoff return yards allowed per attempt in 2017, to 20th thus far this season. The Falcons hope to have the special teams ace in the lineup on Monday night, facing a Giants kickoff return team that ranks 12th in the NFL with 24.1 yards per attempt.
Bethel (knee) was cleared from the injury report ahead of Sunday's game against the Buccaneers, Will McFadden of AtlantaFalcons.com reports.
Bethel will be good to go Week 6 after returning to full participation at Friday's practice, having missed the Falcons' past two games with a knee injury. Bethel figures to see a majority of his snaps come on special teams in this divisional matchup.
Bethel (knee) was a limited participant in practice Thursday, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.
After sitting out Atlanta's past two games, the veteran special teams ace has a shot to get back on the field for a pivotal NFC South showdown against Tampa Bay. The Falcons' coverage unit would be delighted to get Bethel back Sunday, as it aims to hold down a Buccaneers squad that ranks last in the NFL with 15 yards per kickoff return in 2018.
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|14||12/9/18||@ GB||1:00 pm|
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