Senat was a limited participant in all three of Atlanta's practices this week, but lacks an official injury designation. The third-round rookie appears on track to suit up against the Browns in Week 10, and will play through a lingering shoulder issue. Senat will serve a rotational defensive role, and could be a factor in trying to contain Nick Chubb and Cleveland's ground game.
The rookie third-rounder was limited for last Wednesday's practice, but upgraded to full participation for Thursday's session and ultimately fielded 26 defensive snaps during a 38-14 victory over Washington. There's minor concern that consecutive limited outings could foreshadow an inactive designation for Senat in Week 10, but the positive spin is that all five Falcons who were listed as limited last week ending up playing against the Redskins. Senat won't be on the field if it comes as a substantial risk to his long-term well being, but if able to go, he will be an X-factor in trying to contain Nick Chubb and a Cleveland offense that ranks top 10 in yards per rush this season (4.5).
Senat (neck/shoulder) was a full participant in Thursday's practice, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.
Senat was limited in practice to begin the week, but he appears on track for Sunday's game against Washington. The third-round rookie has served a valuable rotational role on Atlanta's defensive line this season, but he could see a slight decrease in defensive snaps with Grady Jarrett having returned to full health.
Senat (neck/shoulder) was a limited participant for Wednesday's practice, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.
Atlanta's third-round draft choice has been an important role player for the Falcons thus far in 2018, playing solid rush defense throughout the first half of his rookie campaign, and stepping in for Grady Jarrett when he was forced to sit out Week 5 and Week 6 with an ankle injury. Even with Jarrett now back healthy, Senat's presence in the lineup is crucial in trying to slow down Redskins running back Adrian Peterson, who has 96-plus rushing yards in each of Washington's five wins this season.
The rookie third-rounder had a season-high five combined tackles while logging more than half of the defensive snaps against the Steelers in Grady Jarrett's absence. His defensive snap count steadily ascended from 27.8 percent in Week 1 to 59.0 percent in Week 5, and he figures to remain heavily involved against Tampa Bay's 30th-ranked rushing offense Sunday with Jarrett slated to miss his second straight.
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