|Offense||8th||116.4 (13th)||251.6 (11th)|
|Defense||8th||113.7 (17th)||198.2 (6th)|
|23||Alford, Robert||CB||5-10||186||11/1/1988||5||Southeastern Louisiana|
|5||Bosher, Matt||P||6-0||208||10/18/1987||7||Miami (Fla.)|
|24||Freeman, Devonta||RB||5-8||206||3/15/1992||4||Florida State|
|18||Gabriel, Taylor||WR||5-8||165||2/17/1991||4||Abilene Christian|
|63||Garland, Ben||G||6-5||308||4/6/1988||4||Air Force|
|29||Goodwin, C.J.||CB||6-4||220||2/4/1990||2||California (PA)|
|14||Hardy, Justin||WR||5-10||192||12/18/1991||3||East Carolina|
|64||Harlow, Sean||G||6-4||284||3/28/1995||R||Oregon State|
|27||Kazee, Damontae||FS||5-10||174||6/5/1993||R||San Diego State|
|67||Levitre, Andy||G||6-2||303||5/15/1986||9||Oregon State|
|70||Matthews, Jake||T||6-5||309||2/11/1992||4||Texas A&M|
|20||Neasman, Sharrod||DB||5-11||213||10/14/1991||2||Florida Atlantic|
|19||Roberts, Andre||WR||5-11||195||1/9/1988||8||The Citadel|
|79||Rubin, Ahtyba||DT||6-2||310||7/25/1986||10||Iowa State|
|2||Ryan, Matt||QB||6-4||217||5/17/1985||10||Boston College|
|74||Sambrailo, Ty||T||6-5||311||3/10/1992||3||Colorado State|
|73||Schraeder, Ryan||T||6-7||300||5/4/1988||5||Valdosta State|
|71||Schweitzer, Wes||G||6-4||300||9/11/1993||2||San Jose State|
|28||Ward, Terron||RB||5-7||201||2/15/1992||3||Oregon State|
|13||Fuller, Devin (IR)||WR||6-0||194||1/29/1994||2||UCLA|
|41||Mauger, Quincy (IR)||DB||6-0||206||3/4/1995||R||Georgia|
|43||Van Dyke, DeMarcus (IR)||DB||6-1||185||1/17/1989||4||Miami (Fla.)|
|95||Crawford, Jack (IR)||DE||6-5||274||9/7/1988||6||Penn State|
|96||Ifedi, Martin (IR)||DE||6-3||275||9/4/1991||1||Memphis|
|35||Branch, Marcelis||DB||5-11||180||1/19/1994||R||Robert Morris|
|76||Brunskill, Daniel||T||6-5||260||1/27/1994||R||San Diego State|
|87||Burton, Deante||WR||6-2||205||7/12/1994||R||Kansas State|
|Douglas, Jamil||G||6-4||308||2/28/1992||2||Arizona State|
|89||Gray, Alex||TE||6-4||231||5/1/1991||R||No College|
|Grayson, Garrett||QB||6-2||220||5/29/1991||2||Colorado State|
|55||Jones, JT||DE||6-3||245||11/12/1993||R||Miami (Ohio)|
The defensive players gone from the roster are safeties Jonathon Amaya and Malcolm Bronson, linemen Dominique Hamilton, Kyle Love and Kona Schwenke, linebackers Alonzo Highsmith, Devan Walker and Nico Johnson and cornerbacks Justin Rogers and DeMarcus Van Dyke .
Shraeder has been in concussion protocol since suffering a head injury Week 2 against the Packers. It appears the 29-year-old made enough progress with his recovery during the team's bye week, and he's seemingly on track to start at right tackle Sunday against the Dolphins barring any setbacks.
Saubert, a small school product out of Drake, has some intriguing traits that should translate to the NFL. He checks in at 6-foot-5 with big hands and he posted a strong 121-inch broad jump at the Combine. Like any small school player, there will be a learning curve for Saubert, but he has reliable hands and the frame to hold up in the NFL.
Tupou will assume the roster spot of defensive end Jack Crawford (biceps), who was placed on injured reserve last week. The 24-year-old defensive tackle, who previously attended training camp with the Falcons before being cut in September, is expected to serve as the primary backup to Dontari Poe.
Sanu incredibly hauled in a two-yard touchdown with one hand on Atlanta's second drive of the game. In doing so, the veteran has now found the end zone in three of his last four appearances. Even though he's only topped 40 yards once over that span, his nose for pay dirt has certainly helped his stock.
Crawford recorded two tackles (both solo) prior to leaving with the injury. There's no word on the severity of the injury at this point, but he was ruled out fairly soon after exiting.
The Falcons had an open spot on their 53-man roster, and with Devonta Freeman (concussion) likely out for the team's upcoming matchup against the Seahawks, they opted to scoop up Magee. Carries figure to be hard to come by for the 24-year-old, as he will still be the third running back on the depth chart even if Freeman sits out. However, he likely will provide help on special teams to go along with running back depth.
Coleman last played for the Seahawks in 2015. Legal troubles prevented him from taking the field last season. He joins the Falcons alongside fullback Soma Vainuku, as the two will compete for a starting gig with the reigning NFC champions. In 31 games (seven starts) over three seasons with the Seahawks, Coleman recorded 11 receptions for 91 yards with two receiving touchdowns. He also rushed the ball 10 times for 35 yards.
Hooper helped cap off the romp early in the fourth quarter with a one-yard touchdown grab, his second in three weeks, after battling through a five-game scoreless streak earlier in the season. Most of Hooper's work takes place underneath as he's averaged just 8.7 yards per catch from Week 2 on. Still, it's a positive sign that Matt Ryan is looking more frequently toward Hooper, who has been targeted at least six times in five of his last six games.
Kazee has been slowed down by an ankle injury since mid-August, but is seemingly on track to play in the Falcons' opener against the Bears on Sunday. The 2017 fifth-round pick projects to provide depth in the secondary.
The nine stops brings Poole to 22 total tackles on the season, and he's had at least six tackles in all three games this season. He also has a sack and three defensed passes, making him an intriguing defensive option in IDP leagues.
The team's bye week came at the right time for Allen, who suffered a concussion in Week 4's loss to the Bills. He now appears fully recovered from the injury and should be set to start at free safety Sunday against the Dolphins barring any setbacks.
Clayborn had surgery on his biceps after suffering a tear in January. He originally was expected to face a five-month recovery timetable, which has since lingered into training camp. After seeing limited work in practice, the veteran finally made his return to the field Sunday. Barring any setbacks, he seemingly is on track for full health entering Week 1 of the regular season and projects to be a rotational defensive end for the team.
Riley is looking to make his return from knee surgery he underwent following a Week 7 injury. However, the team will play it safe with the rookie and hold him out another week.
Alford has been a constant in the Atlanta secondary for the past four seasons, collecting two or more interceptions in each year with the team. Through 12 games in 2016, the 28-year-old has also racked up 47 combined tackles, putting him well on pace to surpass his career high. The Southeastern Louisiana product was handsomely rewarded for those efforts Thursday.
Without this settlement, Boykins would have had to wait until after the 2017 season to sign with another team. He's now officially free to sign with another team, and the undrafted rookie showed potential as a practice squad member when he led the Titans with five tackles against the Panthers in his second preseason game.
Grayson was recently cut from the team's practice squad in order to make room for kicker Mike Meyer, who was brought in last week while Matt Bryant (calf) dealt with an injury. Bryant was ultimately able to play in the Falcons' Week 10 win over the Cowboys, so the team elected to dump Meyer from the practice squad to bring Grayson back into the fold.
Austin Hooper continues to be the man in Atlanta, but Toilolo continues to see a fair amount of offensive snaps with 31 on Sunday, just under half of the Falcons' total. Those snaps are not translating into production in the passing game, however. Toilolo totaled six targets in games against the Jets and Bills -- and just one in his other five outings combined.
Shelby returns from Achilles surgery after ending his 2016 campaign on injured reserve. In six games last season, he recorded eight tackles and one pass defensed, but he could see a decline in reps this season after the Falcons acquired veteran Dontari Poe.
Reynolds landed on injured reserve to start the season and recently returned to practice in preparation for Week 7. He could return to action for Sunday's game against Carolina, where he will once again primarily serve a special teams role.
Coleman got off to a solid start, punching in a one-yard touchdown on Atlanta's opening drive, but he found little room to run overall. While that's no surprise against a rugged Seattle defense, Coleman has now scored in three straight games, and had another touchdown overturned in the fourth quarter Monday. After enjoying a nice uptick in fantasy value recently, Coleman's Week 12 stock figures to be impacted by teammate Devonta Freeman's (concussion) status to face the Buccaneers.
Gabriel was a spark for Atlanta's offense during last year's conference title run, capable of stretching defenses by being a constant threat to make a big play. With new offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian at the helm, some of that spark seemed lost earlier in the season, as Gabriel recorded just one catch of 30 or more yards in Atlanta's first seven games. Gabriel has now hauled in a 30-yard pass in each of the Falcons' past two games. It seems as if Sarkisian is finding ways for Gabriel to impact the game -- including on the ground, where he has two carries in the past two games, the same amount he had in the first seven games of the season.
Wreh-Wilson joined the Falcons in late November but only managed to take the field once last season. He'll head into the offseason vying for a spot on the 53-man roster as a depth cornerback and special teamer.
Poe now has reached the quarterback in two of the past three games. The defensive tackle is up to 20 tackles (12 solo), two pass defensed and 1.5 sacks on the year. He'll now be tasked with stuffing the Seahawks' run game Monday night.
Jones has now tallied exactly 11 total tackles in each of his last four games and is up to 71 total stops on the year. He should get plenty of tackle opportunities in Week 10 against Ezekiel Elliot and the Cowboys.
Trufant was limited in Wednesday's session, but it looks like that was nothing more than a precautionary measure, as the cornerback was back on the field in a full capacity Thursday. Expect Trufant to be a full go for Sunday's matchup with the Cowboys.
Collins played 31 snaps on defense and four on special teams during the Falcons' preseason-opening loss to the Dolphins. He will be suspended the first 10 games of the regular season after violating the NFL's performance-enhancing drugs policy, so the Falcons likely want to get others involved who will be playing right away. Although Collins started opposite Robert Alford in February's Super Bowl, Quinn stated that he remains undecided about the 2015 second-round pick's future on the 53-man roster. The team is taking it on a "week-to-week basis."
With a full return to practice Thursday, Mack should also be a full go for Sunday night's game against the Packers.
Fuller, who tore his ACL last week, cleared waivers and will now spend a second consecutive year on the Falcons' IR.
Tripp has missed the last two games of the season due to the concussion and will now likely be out for the rest of the season. Tripp served as a depth option on the defensive front for the Falcons.
Ward was limited in practice Thursday due to a knee injury but will take the field Monday night. Devonta Freeman (concussion) has been ruled out of the contest, which will make Tevin Coleman the lead back and Ward the No. 2 option. As long as he remains healthy, Ward seems likely to see increased action Monday night given the Falcons' dual-back playing style.
Davis was claimed by the Browns in early September after spending the preseason with the Falcons. The 24-year-old is a likely candidate to end up on a practice squad if he clears waivers.
Upshaw will make his first appearance since leaving after the first snap in Week 2 against the Packers. He'll immediately return to his starting role, and it'll be interesting to see how he reacts to a full workload. Upshaw should be considered a wait-and-see IDP option for the time being.
After being drafted in the seventh round of the 2015 draft, Ifedi still hasn't played a NFL snap. He's a long shot to make the 53-man roster even if he gets healthy enough to experience preseason.
The Falcons waived Taniela Tupou from the 53-man roster to make room for Rubin, who will presumably take over Tupou's role as the top backup to defensive tackle Dontari Poe. The 31-year-old Rubin was once a high-end IDP asset along the defensive line with a pair of 80-tackle campaigns on his resume, but he's seen his effectiveness wane in recent years. Rubin's decline has resulted in him bouncing around the league a bit, as the Falcons are the third team he'll suit up for since 2016.
It was reported earlier in the offseason that Ishmael would be working with the linebackers when he recovered from shoulder surgery. Formerly a free safety, Ishmael played in just 27.9 percent of Atlanta's defensive snaps in 2016, but he managed to record 52 tackles. The position change will allow him to better utilize his skills as a tackler and could result in an increase in snaps for the 26-year-old defender.
Douglas is competing with Dallas Thomas for the starting job. Over the last few weeks, he's gone from occasional snaps to a 50/50 split of starting snaps.
"I like the fact that when he’s been in there he doesn’t make a lot of mental mistakes,” coach Joe Philbin said, per the Palm Beach Post. “I think he’s grasped the system relatively well. I think his play speed’s been pretty good. He doesn’t seem to hesitate a lot and that’s a good sign for a young guy. ... I really like what I see."
Jarrett was limited in practice Wednesday, so his full participation Thursday is a step in the right direction. Barring a major setback, the defensive tackle seems likely to play against the Panthers this week. Jarrett is coming off a seven-tackle, one-sack performance against the Jets in Week 8.
Campbell was all over the field on Sunday, recording a season-high in tackles in the process. The 24-year-old linebacker is now up to 59 tackles (41 solo), four passes defensed and two sacks on the year. He'll look to keep the stellar play up Monday night against the Seahawks.
Freeman will be sidelined for Monday's showdown with the Seahawks after suffering a concussion last Sunday against the Cowboys. The 25-year-old back has a history of concussions throughout his career, with this being his second on the year. Now that he is officially out, look for Tevin Coleman to carry the load Monday night, with Terron Ward taking over as the No. 2 option in the backfield.
The Falcons are welcoming back Mohamed Sanu following a one-game absence due to a hamstring injury, so the receiving corps is again intact. Hall will thus have to await another opportunity to record his second career catch.
After a torn Achilles suffered last October limited Weatherspoon to just four games in 2016, the veteran linebacker wasn't able to secure a contract during the offseason. Now apparently back to full strength, Weatherspoon will offer Atlanta additional depth at the second level in his third stint with the club. With rookie Duke Riley (knee) set to undergo surgery, Weatherspoon could see regular work on running downs.
Hardy has struggled to get targets in Atlanta's offense, as he's only seen more than three targets in a game once this season, but he was able to find the end zone in this one. He's an injury away from a much bigger role in the passing game, but for now he can expect about two targets a game, which severely limits his ceiling.
Williams is buried on the Falcons' depth chart at wide receiver, while Julio Jones, Mohamed Sanu and Taylor Gabriel figure to maintain their positioning at the top of the group. Williams appeared in just two games for Atlanta throughout the 2016 season, hauling in five passes for 59 yards on seven targets.
McKinley has slowly increased his practice reps and is apparently ready to go for the Falcons' second preseason game Sunday. The Falcons' 2017 first-round pick is expected to shore up their defensive front, and could possibly push for a starting role.
Ryan has now thrown for under 220 yards in back-to-back outings, but Monday marked his fourth straight game with two touchdown passes. The quarterback led the Falcons to strong starts in both halves, as they scored touchdowns on their first two drives of the game as well as their first drive after halftime. On the back of a tough road win, Ryan will now look forward to three straight home games, beginning this Sunday against the Buccaneers.
Jones led the Falcons in all major receiving categories, although Mohamed Sanu and tight end Levine Toilolo were the ones to catch touchdown passes. After managing an ankle injury for a second straight week, Jones improved on his Week 10 performance. That development, coupled with the fact Atlanta hosts Tampa Bay's second-worst passing defense, offers optimism for a big day from Jones this Sunday.
Bosher, who is nursing an ankle injury, was considered a game-time decision heading into the evening. The Falcons do not have another punter on their roster, so it is possible the punter could still be playing through some pain. However, he will likely take on his usual responsibilities barring any setbacks.
This is a great sign for Beasley, who hasn't played since Week 2 against the Packers. He played limited snaps in each of his first two games but he was still able to record two total sacks. The Falcons only have 12 sacks through four games, so there will be plenty of pass-rush opportunities once Beasley is able to return.
With Pasztor back at practice, expect the 25-year-old to settle back in as Ryan Schraeder's backup at right tackle.
Roberts has dealt with a couple minor injuries but hasn't been in danger of missing significant time. He'll continue to function as the primary returner on kicks and punts as well as a depth receiver.
Bryant missed a couple days of practice due to a calf problem, but that didn't prevent him from suiting up and performing well. In fact, the 42-year-old drilled a 50-yard field goal Sunday. Through nine games, Bryant sports 71 points.