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20 Kendall Sheffield DB

Atlanta Falcons

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Player Updates

November 24, 2019 12:04 PM
Falcons' Kendall Sheffield: Ready to go Week 12
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sheffield (illness) is active for the team's Week 12 contest against the Buccaneers.

Sheffield had battled an illness throughout the week but is prepared to play Week 12. He's served as the team's slot cornerback and will likely have his hands full trying to keep Chris Godwin in check.

November 22, 2019 06:24 PM
Falcons' Kendall Sheffield: Officially questionable
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sheffield (illness) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Buccaneers, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.

Coach Dan Quinn said Friday that he expects Sheffield to play Week 12, but a final decision on the rookie's availability will ultimately come down to how well he recovers from his illness. If cleared to suit up, Sheffield stands to play a key role in Atlanta's secondary as slot cornerback.

October 16, 2019 01:04 AM
Falcons' Kendall Sheffield: To remain important defensive piece
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Coach Dan Quinn was impressed with Sheffield's outing against the Cardinals on Sunday and says that he will continue lining up as a perimeter cornerback, Kelsey Conway of the Falcons' official site reports.

Sheffield got his first career start and played on 100 percent of the team's defensive snaps while registering four tackles. He was a key part of Atlanta's defense buckling down in the second half and forcing punts on three consecutive drives to help the offense mount a 17-point comeback, but ultimately the unit conceded a go-ahead touchdown pass to Kyler Murray in the final six minutes of regulation. Quinn would not explicitly state that Sheffield will remain a starter when Desmond Trufant (toe) returns from injury, but he did admit the rookie deserves more time playing on the outside given his individual performance against the Cardinals.

September 27, 2019 06:48 PM
Falcons' Kendall Sheffield: May get opportunity on returns
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sheffield is considered to be part of a committee that will be filling in for the injured Kenjon Barner (concussion) on punt and kickoff returns Sunday against the Titans, D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Barner has fielded all 12 returnable kicks that Atlanta has received as a team this year, establishing a 22.3 yards-per-attempt average on four kickoff returns, and an impressive 8.5 yards per return on punts -- seventh best among all NFL players with at least five attempts this season. Sheffield, who has played 70 percent of the Falcons' special teams snaps without returning a kick, is part of Atlanta's contingency plan in Barner's absence alongside Justin Hardy and Mohamed Sanu.

September 4, 2019 06:08 PM
Falcons' Kendall Sheffield: Fully recovered
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sheffield (hamstring) is not listed on Atlanta's injury report Wednesday, William McFadden of the team's official site reports.

Sheffield appears back to full health after managing a hamstring injury during the preseason. The rookie fourth-round pick projects to contribute on special times and provide the Falcons with depth in the secondary.

August 20, 2019 11:56 AM
Falcons' Kendall Sheffield: Held out of practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sheffield (hamstring) did not participate with the team in Monday's practice session, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.

The rookie fourth-round draft choice out of Ohio State continues to rehabilitate after exiting Thursday's preseason game against the Jets with a hamstring issue. This is the second injury that has afflicted Sheffield since playing his final collegiate game, as he also tore a pectoral muscle while bench pressing at the NFL Combine. Sheffield strives for a rapid return so that he can resume his bid for playing time in the defensive backfield rotation.

August 15, 2019 08:44 PM
Falcons' Kendall Sheffield: Exits with hamstring injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sheffield was removed from Thursday's preseason matchup with the Jets due to a hamstring injury, Wendy Adams of the Falcons Radio Network reports.

The injury is the second to afflict Atlanta's secondary Thursday, as Damontae Kazee also exited the contest with a rib injury. With Sheffield sidelined, Chris Cooper, Ryan Neal and Jayson Stanley seem likeliest to see extra reps.

May 31, 2019 02:24 AM
Falcons' Kendall Sheffield: Getting reps at nickelback
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sheffield was fielding snaps as the second-team nickelback during OTAs on Thursday, Jason Butt of The Athletic reports.

Sheffield was contained to individual drills during rookie minicamp after injuring his left pectoral muscle while benching at the NFL combine. Now recuperated and fully participating in OTAs, the uber-athletic rookie will look to polish his defensive skill set in a backup role, while retaining a puncher's chance at overtaking Justin Hardy as the primary punt returner. Though he took snaps at nickelback Thursday, head coach Dan Quinn stated earlier this offseason that he expects Sheffield to line up as a perimeter corner frequently.

May 24, 2019 09:20 AM
Falcons' Kendall Sheffield: Healthy for OTAs
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sheffield has seemingly recovered from the pectoral injury that limited him at rookie minicamp, D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Sheffield sustained the pectoral injury at the combine. Now that he's healthy, the Ohio State product should be in the mix for Atlanta's No. 4 cornerback job behind starters Desmond Trufant and Isaiah Oliver, as well as Damontae Kazee. Sheffield was also spotted fielding punts Thursday and could end up racking up return yards on the special teams unit this season, given his speed and athleticism.

May 12, 2019 10:44 PM
Falcons' Kendall Sheffield: Team being cautious with pec injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Head coach Dan Quinn said that Sheffield (pectoral) was limited to individual drills during rookie minicamp, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.

Upon his installation as a full practice participant, Sheffield will find himself in the mix for Atlanta's No. 4 cornerback job behind starters Desmond Trufant and Isaiah Oliver, as well as nickelback-to-be Damontae Kazee. In addition to a potential role in the defensive rotation, Sheffield is also ecstatic about the opportunity to contribute on special teams. He was spotted fielding kicks during rookie minicamp Friday, and could prove to be a difference-maker on kickoff and punt returns given his elite athleticism.

April 27, 2019 02:44 PM
Falcons' Kendall Sheffield: Atlanta picks in fourth
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Falcons selected Sheffield (pectoral) in the fourth round of the 2019 NFL Draft, 111th overall.

Sheffield is a very athletically talented cornerback who might have gone earlier if a torn pectoral muscle from the combine hadn't complicated his pre-draft testing. He was able to conduct an Ohio State pro day workout in April, where he posted a 39-inch vertical, 128-inch broad jump, and 10.88 agility score, however, proving the athleticism he showed on tape was no illusion. On the other hand, when a player this athletic falls this far it usually indicates an underdeveloped skill set, so the Falcons might hope to limit his defensive snaps as a rookie despite his long-term upside.

Schedule
WeekDateOpp.TDSacksIntFF
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29/15/19PHI0001
39/22/19IND0000
49/29/19TEN0000
510/6/19HOU0000
610/13/19ARI0000
710/20/19LAR0000
810/27/19SEA0000
1011/10/19NO0000
1111/17/19CAR0000
1211/24/19TB0000
1311/28/19NO0000
WeekDateOpponentTime/Result
1412/8/19CAR1:00 pm
1512/15/19@ SF4:25 pm
1612/22/19JAC1:00 pm
1712/29/19@ TB1:00 pm
Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2019Atlanta Falcons123826.0120000.0002
TOTAL123826.0120000.0002
Kick Returns
YearTeamGNoYdsAvgLgTD40+
2019Atlanta Falcons12610617.72900
TOTAL12610617.72900
Fumbles
YearTeamGFumLostFum ForcedOwn RecOpp RecYdsTot RecTD
2019Atlanta Falcons1200100000
TOTAL1200100000
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
5-10/212
Birthdate:
5/30/1996
Age:
23
Hometown:
Missouri City, TX, USA
School:
Ohio State
NFL Experience:
0
Awards: