Oliver had been questionable in the lead-up to Sunday's divisional game after sitting out Week 1 with the same injury. For the time being, he should be considered questionable for the team's Week 3 tilt against the Saints. Oliver was limited at practice late last week, indicating that he's progressing through his recovery and could return any day now.
Oliver (ankle) is questionable against the Panthers on Sunday, D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
Oliver was a limited participant in practice throughout the week, so his questionable status is no surprise. With Keanu Neal (knee) already down for the season, Atlanta could elect to take a cautious approach to their rookie second-rounder's availability.
Oliver may be ready to go for Sunday's interdivision tilt against Carolina, but Atlanta wants to ensure that their rookie cornerback is fully healthy before running him back onto the field. With Keanu Neal (knee) already down for the season and Brian Poole (ankle) a limited practice participant, the Falcons would rejoice at having their second-round pick back for Week 2 so long as it does not come at a great risk of re-injury.
Oliver (ankle) will not play against the Eagles on Thursday, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.
Oliver has been limited for the last week due to an ankle injury, and will not recover in time for Thursday's season opener. Though Oliver was once in the battle for a starting job, it seems likely that the 2018 second-rounder will begin the season in a rotational role when healthy.
|5||10/7/18||@ PIT||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 8|
|9||11/4/18||@ WAS||1:00 pm|
|10||11/11/18||@ CLE||1:00 pm|
|12||11/22/18||@ NO||8:20 pm|
|14||12/9/18||@ GB||1:00 pm|
|16||12/23/18||@ CAR||1:00 pm|
|17||12/30/18||@ TB||1:00 pm|