Powell rushed once for three yards in Sunday's 24-9 loss to the Saints.
Even with Julio Jones missing a big chunk of the game with a hamstring injury, Powell handled just six snaps on offense. His main contributions continue to come on special teams, where he's the Falcons' primary option to return kicks and punts.
Powell corralled his lone target for a nine-yard touchdown, adding a four-yard rush during Sunday's 34-27 win against the Broncos. He also registered a 13-yard punt return.
Powell was able to maneuver by Justin Simmons for the second-quarter score, out-positioning the talented free safety on a nine-yard out route to secure his first TD in the NFL. With Calvin Ridley (foot) sitting out Week 9, Powell garnered his third-highest offensive workload of the season (10 snaps). Ridley and the Falcons' receiving corps will have a chance to recover from injury over the Week 10 bye, potentially lessening Powell's offensive role when the team returns Nov. 22 against New Orleans.
Powell (elbow) was absent from Thursday's injury report, Tori McElhaney of The Athletic reports.
Powell popped up on the injury report Wednesday, as the elbow issue limited him in practice. Now healthy, expect the Florida product to assume his usual duties as the team's return man, while mixing in with depth receiving snaps. In six games this season, the 25-year-old has supplied three catches for 27 yards, 208 kick return yards and 79 punt return yards.
Powell was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice due to an elbow injury, Jason Butt of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
The 24-year-old has recorded three receptions for 27 yards on the season, with all of his catches coming in Week 3 while Julio Jones sat out with a hamstring injury. Instead, most of Powell's usage has come on special teams, where he ranks third in the NFL with an average of 9.9 yards per punt return. Powell wasn't known to be dealing with an injury ahead of Atlanta's Week 6 win over Minnesota, but his status will now be one to monitor heading into a matchup this weekend versus the Lions.
Powell hauled in three of his four targets for a total of 27 receiving yards during Sunday's 30-26 loss to Chicago.
With Julio Jones (hamstring) ruled out pregame and Russell Gage forced to exit early Sunday because of a head injury, Atlanta was left thin at receiver. Against the Bears, Powell saw offensive snaps in a game for just the second time since 2018, after he spent 2019 bouncing between the Falcons' practice squad and active roster without ever fielding a regular-season snap. If Jones and Gage are unable to play Week 4 against the Packers, Powell would be in line for wide receiver snaps behind Calvin Ridley, Christian Blake and Olamide Zaccheaus.
Powell is expected to be Atlanta's primary returner for Week 1, Kelsey Conway of the Falcons' official site reports.
The 23-year-old Powell will prepare to make his first regular-season appearance in over 20 months after riding out 2019 as a member of the Falcons' practice squad. When last active on special teams with Detroit in 2018, Powell picked up eight yards on two punt return attempts as well as 43 kick return yards on two additional returns (across six total games played). Powell beat out undrafted rookie Chris Rowland for this opportunity after the Falcons parted ways with 2019 return specialist Kenjon Barner over the offseason.
Powell returned to practice Monday after missing time last week with an undisclosed injury, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.
Coach Dan Quinn said that Powell is back at "full speed," which is great news considering his anticipated role for Atlanta this season. The former Florida Gator continues to be a front-runner to serve as the Falcons' primary returner this season, but he will have to hold off undrafted rookie Chris Rowland to secure the role. He last played an NFL game Week 17 of 2018 as a member of the Lions, providing six catches for 103 yards during a rout of the Packers in a showdown of six-win teams. More recently, Powell spent time as a member of the Falcons' practice squad in 2019.
Powell (undisclosed) was a non-participant during Thursday's practice session, Jason Butt of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
The former Lion is in competition with rookie Chris Rowland for the role of Falcons return man, but his bid for that spot has been paused by a minor injury suffered during Wednesday's practice. Coach Dan Quinn described the issue as being nothing of great concern, so the hope is that Powell can return to the field in short order and resume his push for a roster spot. Though Atlanta remains deep at his offensive position of wide receiver, Powell is very much in the mix to reserve a roster slot by way of his returning abilities.
Coach Dan Quinn said Powell is the current favorite to operate as Atlanta's return specialist in 2020, Jason Butt of The Athletic reports.
Powell played six games for the Lions in 2018 but wasn't able to make their 53-man roster last summer. He then caught on with the Falcons, spending time on the practice squad and active roster without ever playing in a game. Powell won't be assured of anything in 2020, facing competition for both return work and a depth spot at wide receiver. However, a strong summer could put him in position to challenge Russell Gage for slot work in three-wide formations.
Powell (wrist) was officially ruled out for Sunday's matchup against the Buccaneers.
Powell popped up on the injury report Thursday and was downgraded to no practice time Friday. Powell finishes the season having failed to see the field for the Falcons in any contest during the year.
Powell (wrist) put in a limited practice Thursday, D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
Powell appears to have picked up the injury in practice Wednesday, as he didn't appear on the report until the next day. He has yet to appear in a game for the Falcons since joining the club.
Powell (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Falcons.
Powell was elevated from the practice squad Tuesday, but he won't make his season debut yet. The 24-year-old is currently listed as the team's No. 7 wideout, so his offensive impact will be negligible if he's active at any point.
Powell was promoted to the Falcons' 53-man roster from the practice squad Tuesday.
Powell spent training camp and the preseason with Detroit but didn't make the season opening roster, and he joined Atlanta's practice squad shortly thereafter. The 24-year-old is unlikely to find much involvement offensively with the rest of the Falcons' wide receivers currently healthy.
Powell caught both of his targets for 27 yards during Thursday's preseason opener against the Patriots.
The last time we saw Powell in a live game setting was in Week 17 of last season, when he drew the start against the Packers and caught six of nine targets for 103 yards. While there weren't many bright spots for the Lions on a night they got beat 31-3, Powell at least made a couple of plays and looks to have picked up where he left off from last year. The No. 4 receiver job in Detroit appears to be wide open in the wake of Jermaine Kearse's (leg) injury, and no other pass catcher did much to distinguish himself Thursday.
Powell caught six of nine targets for 103 yards during Sunday's victory over the Packers.
Making his first career start in the absence of Kenny Golladay (chest), Powell made play after play en route to setting career highs across the board. The undrafted rookie picked a great time to make a name for himself, as the Lions now enter the offseason with two blue-chip assets at wideout (Golladay and Marvin Jones) but no established player to man the slot. Depending on how free agency and the 2019 NFL Draft shakes out, Powell could conceivably enter the training camp as one of the favorites to earn the gig.
Powell caught one of two targets for nine yards during Sunday's 27-9 loss to the Vikings.
Powell earned multiple targets for a second consecutive week in Bruce Ellington's (hamstring) absence. However, both Andy Jones and TJ Jones saw significantly more targets and snaps than Powell behind entrenched No. 1 wideout Kenny Golladay, making Powell a risky fantasy options even in the deepest of leagues when the Lions reconvene for the team's Week 17 season finale against the Packers.
Powell caught three passes for 11 yards during Sunday's 14-13 loss to the Bills.
In Bruce Ellington's (hamstring) absence, Andy Jones (45 snaps) and TJ Jones (36) saw much more playing time than Powell (12). While Powell saw just as much action in the passing game as either of them anyway, none of them were given the opportunities on offense to make game-breaking plays. It'll continue to be hard to trust any Lions wideout not named Kenny Golladay over the final two weeks of the 2018 season.
Powell (calf) is not listed on the Lions' injury report Wednesday, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports.
Powell has missed the last two games with the calf issue but appears healthy heading into Week 15. The 22-year-old was a healthy scratch for the previous two games before suffering the calf injury, so he may not have been a factor offensively regardless. Bruce Ellington sustained a hamstring injury in Sunday's win over the Cardinals and didn't practice Wednesday, which could provide an opportunity for Powell should Ellington miss any time.
Powell (calf) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Cardinals, Kyle Meinke of MLive.com reports.
Powell will miss his third straight game. He likely would not have been a factor in the offense had he been active, as he is buried on the depth chart.
Powell (calf) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Cardinals.
Powell was a full participant at practice Thursday but regressed to limited participation Friday to earn the questionable tag. The 22-year-old is unlikely to be involved offensively regardless, as he was a healthy inactive the week prior to suffering the calf injury in late November.
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