Top Falcons News

  • Falcons' Russell Gage: DNP on Thursday

    Gage (ankle) was held out of practice Thursday, Scott Bair of the Falcons' official site reports.

    Gage has yet to take the practice field this week as he tends to an ankle injury stemming from Week 2. Friday's session and subsequent injury report from the team will be telling for the fourth-year wide receiver's availability for Sunday road game against the Giants. If Gage is sidelined or limited this weekend, Olamide Zaccheaus, Tajae Sharpe and Christian Blake are on hand to fill in next to Calvin Ridley.

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  • Falcons' Frank Darby: Absent from practice

    Darby (calf) is not practicing Thursday, D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

    Darby has missed back-to-back practices this week, so his chances of suiting up for Sunday's contest against the Giants are looking increasingly slim. The rookie wideout is still searching for a chance to make his NFL debut.

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  • Falcons' Russell Gage: Misses another practice

    Gage (ankle) wasn't spotted at Thursday's practice and is set to go down as a non-participant on the Falcons' official report, D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

    Gage's ankle injury also kept him from practicing Wednesday, so he'll likely need to get on the field in some capacity Friday to avoid being ruled out ahead of Sunday's game against the Giants. If Gage ends up sitting out the Week 3 matchup, Tajae Sharpe could be the next man up to step in as Atlanta's top option out of the slot.

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  • Falcons' Russell Gage: No practice reps Wednesday

    Gage (ankle) didn't practice Wednesday.

    Head coach Arthur Smith told Michael Rothstein of ESPN.com earlier Wednesday that Gage will be quite limited this week due to the ankle injury he suffered Week 2 in Tampa Bay, but "there's always a chance" the wide receiver demonstrates enough progress to play Sunday against the Giants in New York. Meanwhile, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network termed Gage week-to-week due to the injury, with Friday appearing to be the day that he'll test out his ankle. If Gage requires an absence Week 3, he'll cede reps at wide receiver to Olamide Zaccheaus, Tajae Sharpe and Christian Blake next to the team's No. 1 target, Calvin Ridley.

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  • Falcons' Russell Gage: Dealing with ankle issue

    Head coach Arthur Smith noted Wednesday that Gage (ankle) would be very limited at practice this week, Matt Urben of the USA Today reports.

    At this stage, Gage looks iffy for Sunday's game against the Giants. If Gage ends up sitting out this weekend, more snaps and targets would be available for Olamide Zaccheaus, Christian Blake and Tajae Sharpe.

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  • Falcons' Foyesade Oluokun: Tallies nine stops

    Oluokun posted nine tackles (four solo) and a forced fumble in Sunday's 48-25 loss to the Buccaneers.

    Oluokun has piled up 17 tackles through the first two games, leading the team in the category. He's a high-end IDP option after producing 117 tackles last year, and his upside could rise if the Falcons' offense can't turn things around, as opponents would shift to a run-heavy approach late in games.

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  • Falcons' Deion Jones: Gets to Brady

    Jones posted four tackles (two solo) and a sack in Sunday's 48-25 loss to the Buccaneers.

    The Buccaneers pass a ton, so Jones' IDP upside was limited, but he made up for it with his first sack of the year. The LSU produce has posted at least 100 tackles in every season in which he played 15 or more games, so fantasy managers shouldn't panic after this bump in the road.

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Team Statistical Rankings

Rushing Passing Overall
Off. 89.5
(24th)
232.0
(24th)
304.0
(25th)
Def. 127.5
(24th)
270.0
(18th)
387.5
(21st)

Injuries

Player Injury
R. Gage WR Russell Gage WR Ankle
A. Terrell CB A.J. Terrell CB Concussion
F. Darby WR Frank Darby WR Calf
J. Moore WR J'Mon Moore WR Undisclosed
S. Hofrichter P Sterling Hofrichter P Undisclosed

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