Atlanta Falcons

Stadium: Mercedes-Benz Stadium | Coach: Dan Quinn
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense8th116.4 (13th)251.6 (11th)
Defense8th113.7 (17th)198.2 (6th)
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Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateExpCollege
23Alford, Robert CB5-1018611/1/19885Southeastern Louisiana
37Allen, Ricardo FS5-918612/18/19913Purdue
44Beasley, Vic OLB6-32467/8/19923Clemson
5Bosher, Matt P6-020810/18/19877Miami (Fla.)
3Bryant, Matt K5-92035/29/197516Baylor
59Campbell, De'Vondre OLB6-32347/1/19932Minnesota
99Clayborn, Adrian DE6-32807/6/19887Iowa
40Coleman, Derrick FB6-023310/18/19904UCLA
26Coleman, Tevin RB6-12104/16/19933Indiana
24Freeman, Devonta RB5-82063/15/19924Florida State
18Gabriel, Taylor WR5-81652/17/19914Abilene Christian
63Garland, Ben G6-53084/6/19884Air Force
29Goodwin, C.J. CB6-42202/4/19902California (PA)
17Hall, Marvin WR5-101904/10/19931Washington
14Hardy, Justin WR5-1019212/18/19913East Carolina
64Harlow, Sean G6-42843/28/1995ROregon State
47Harris, Josh LS6-12404/27/19896Auburn
81Hooper, Austin TE6-325410/29/19942Stanford
36Ishmael, Kemal SS6-02065/6/19915UCF
97Jarrett, Grady DT6-03054/28/19933Clemson
45Jones, Deion MLB6-122211/4/19942LSU
11Jones, Julio WR6-32202/3/19897Alabama
27Kazee, Damontae FS5-101746/5/1993RSan Diego State
67Levitre, Andy G6-23035/15/19869Oregon State
51Mack, Alex C6-431111/19/19859California
25Magee, Terrence RB5-92203/16/19932LSU
70Matthews, Jake T6-53092/11/19924Texas A&M
98McKinley, Takkarist DE6-225011/2/1995RUCLA
22Neal, Keanu SS6-02117/26/19952Florida
20Neasman, Sharrod DB5-1121310/14/19912Florida Atlantic
68Pasztor, Austin T6-730511/26/19905Virginia
92Poe, Dontari DT6-33468/18/19906Memphis
34Poole, Brian CB5-921310/20/19922Florida
50Reed, Brooks DE6-32542/28/19877Arizona
53Reynolds, LaRoy MLB6-124011/3/19905Virginia
42Riley, Duke OLB6-02188/9/1994RLSU
19Roberts, Andre WR5-111951/9/19888The Citadel
79Rubin, Ahtyba DT6-23107/25/198610Iowa State
2Ryan, Matt QB6-42175/17/198510Boston College
74Sambrailo, Ty T6-53113/10/19923Colorado State
12Sanu, Mohamed WR6-22108/22/19896Rutgers
85Saubert, Eric TE6-52535/1/1994RDrake
8Schaub, Matt QB6-62456/25/198114Virginia
73Schraeder, Ryan T6-73005/4/19885Valdosta State
71Schweitzer, Wes G6-43009/11/19932San Jose State
90Shelby, Derrick DE6-22803/4/19896Utah
80Toilolo, Levine TE6-82657/30/19915Stanford
52Tripp, Jordan LB6-32344/3/19914Montana
21Trufant, Desmond CB6-01909/10/19905Washington
91Upshaw, Courtney DE6-227212/13/19896Alabama
28Ward, Terron RB5-72012/15/19923Oregon State
56Weatherspoon, Sean LB6-224412/29/19877Missouri
15Williams, Nick WR5-1018411/23/19904Connecticut
33Wreh-Wilson, Blidi DB6-119012/5/19895Connecticut
Injured Players
13Fuller, Devin (IR) WR6-01941/29/19942UCLA
41Mauger, Quincy (IR) DB6-02063/4/1995RGeorgia
43Van Dyke, DeMarcus (IR) DB6-11851/17/19894Miami (Fla.)
95Crawford, Jack (IR) DE6-52749/7/19886Penn State
96Ifedi, Martin (IR) DE6-32759/4/19911Memphis
Practice Squad
 Boykins, Jeremy DB6-11835/29/1995RUCF
35Branch, Marcelis DB5-111801/19/1994RRobert Morris
76Brunskill, Daniel T6-52601/27/1994RSan Diego State
87Burton, Deante WR6-22057/12/1994RKansas State
 Davis, Reggie WR5-1117011/22/1995RGeorgia
 Douglas, Jamil G6-43082/28/19922Arizona State
89Gray, Alex TE6-42315/1/1991RNo College
 Grayson, Garrett QB6-22205/29/19912Colorado State
 Ivie, Joey DT6-32951/22/19951Florida
55Jones, JT DE6-324511/12/1993RMiami (Ohio)
 Tupou, Tani DT6-128412/13/19921Washington
Suspended Players
32Collins, Jalen CB6-12033/20/19933LSU
 
 
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Position Listing
DeMarcus Van Dyke
News
The Chiefs have announced their final round of cuts and other moves to reach the league-mandated roster of 53 players.

Among the offensive players let go are fullback Jordan Campbell, wide receivers Fred Williams and Mark Harrison, guard Ricky Henry, tackle J'Marcus Webb and running back Charcandrick West.

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 .

The Chiefs have also placed Tyler Bray and Kyle Williams on IR and Mike Catapano on the non-football injury list.

Injury
Ryan Schraeder
News
Schraeder was able to take part in positional drills Monday and subsequently cleared concussion protocol, D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

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.

Eric Saubert
News
The Falcons selected Saubert in the fifth round of the 2017 NFL Draft, 174th overall.

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.

Tani Tupou
News
The Falcons signed Tupou off their practice squad Tuesday, D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

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.

Mohamed Sanu
News
Sanu caught all three of his targets for 34 yards and a touchdown in Monday night's 34-31 win over the Seahawks.

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.

Matt Schaub
News
Schaub signed a two-year, $9 million contract with Atlanta on Wednesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Schaub returned to the Falcons last season after beginning his career as a backup with the team in 2004. He provides the team with a quality veteran option behind reigning MVP Matt Ryan.

Jack Crawford
News
Crawford sustained a bicep injury and did not return to Sunday's loss to the Bills, Kelsey Conway of the Falcons' official site reports.

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.

Injury
Biceps - Injured Reserve
Terrence Magee
News
Magee was signed by the Falcons off the Browns' practice squad on Tuesday, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.

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.

Derrick Coleman
News
Coleman signed a contract with the Falcons on Tuesday, Curtis Jackson of the team's official site reports.

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.

Ben Garland
News
The Broncos have signed exclusive-rights free agent tackle Paul Cornick and guard Ben Garland, per the Baltimore Sun.

This season will be Cornick's fourth with the Broncos while Garland will play his fifth with the team.
Keanu Neal
News
Neal (head) has been cleared to return to Monday's game against the Falcons, Kelsey Conway of the Falcons' official site reports.

Neal briefly exited to be evaluated for a possible head injury.

Austin Hooper
News
Hooper nabbed all six of his targets for 49 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 27-7 win over Dallas.

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.

Damontae Kazee
News
Kazee (ankle) put together a full practice Wednesday, Vaughn McClure of ESPN reports.

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.

Brian Poole
News
Poole led the Falcons with nine total tackles and two defensed passes in Sunday's 30-26 win over the Lions.

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.

Ricardo Allen
News
Allen has cleared concussion protocol and logged a full practice Monday, D.Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

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.

Adrian Clayborn
News
Clayborn (biceps) saw five snaps in the Falcons preseason loss to the Steelers on Sunday.

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.

Quincy Mauger
Injury
Undisclosed - Injured Reserve
Duke Riley
News
The Seahawks have listed Riley (knee) as inactive for Monday's game versus the Seahawks.

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.

Injury
Knee - Meniscus - Inactive for Week 11 at Seattle
Robert Alford
News
Alford signed a four-year, $38 million extension with the Falcons on Thursday, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports.

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.

Jeremy Boykins
News
Boykins (undisclosed) was waived Tuesday after reaching an injury settlement with the Titans, per the official NFL media site transaction log.

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.

Injury
Undisclosed - Questionable for Week 12 vs. Tampa Bay
Garrett Grayson
News
The Falcons signed Grayson to their practice squad Tuesday.

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.

Levine Toilolo
News
Toilolo grabbed two of three targets for 20 yards in Sunday's 25-20 win over the Jets.

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.

Derrick Shelby
News
Shelby (calf) returned to the field Tuesday, D. Orlando Ledbetter of the The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

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.

LaRoy Reynolds
News
Reynolds (pectoral) was activated off injured reserve Tuesday, Kelsey Conway of the Falcons' official site reports.

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.

Tevin Coleman
News
Coleman rushed 20 times for 43 yards and a touchdown in Monday night's 34-31 win over the Seahawks. He also caught one of two targets for 15 yards.

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.

Taylor Gabriel
News
Gabriel snagged all three of his targets for 58 yards in Sunday's 27-7 win over Dallas. He added a 15-yard run during the contest

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.

Blidi Wreh-Wilson
News
Wreh-Wilson signed a one-year contract extension with the Falcons on Friday, Adam Caplan of ESPN.com reports.

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.

Injury
Coach's Decision - Inactive for Week 11 at Seattle
Sean Harlow
Injury
Coach's Decision - Inactive for Week 11 at Seattle
No Updates
Dontari Poe
News
Poe recorded four tackles (two solo) and one sack in Sunday's win over the Cowboys.

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.

Deion Jones
News
Jones once again led all Falcons defenders with 11 total tackles (four solo) in Sunday's 20-17 loss to the Panthers.

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.

Desmond Trufant
News
Trufant (ankle) was a full participant in Thursday's practice, Kelsey Conway of the Falcons' official site reports.

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.

Brooks Reed
News
Reed (groin) was a full participant at the Falcons' practice Friday.

Reed was limited throughout the week, but returned to Friday's practice in full form. Barring any setbacks, he should be good to start at right defensive end in Sunday's tilt with the Chargers.

Jalen Collins
News
Head coach Dan Quinn indicated Saturday that Collins (suspension) is likely to see less time on the field during the team's next exhibition game, Vaughn McClure of ESPN reports.

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."

Injury
Suspension - Suspended until Week 12 vs. Tampa Bay
Alex Mack
News
Mack (back) will be a full participant in practice Thursday, D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

With a full return to practice Thursday, Mack should also be a full go for Sunday night's game against the Packers.

Devin Fuller
News
Fuller (knee) reverted to injured reserve Saturday.

Fuller, who tore his ACL last week, cleared waivers and will now spend a second consecutive year on the Falcons' IR.

Injury
Knee - ACL - Injured Reserve
Jordan Tripp
News
Tripp (concussion) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday, Kelsey Conway of the Falcons' official site reports.

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.

Injury
Concussion - Injured Reserve
Terron Ward
News
Ward (knee) was absent from the Falcons' injury report and is in line to play Monday against the Seahawks, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.

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.

Wes Schweitzer
No Updates
Reggie Davis
News
Davis was waived by the Browns on Friday, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon-Journal reports.

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.

Andy Levitre
News
Levitre (knee) will play Monday against the Seahawks, Kelsey Conway of the Falcons' official site reports.

Levitre will continue to play through a knee injury and should continue his role as starting left guard Monday night.

Courtney Upshaw
News
Upshaw (ankle) was a limited participant in Friday's practice but will be ready to play Sunday against the Patriots, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.

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.

Martin Ifedi
News
Ifedi (ankle) will not play Thursday against Miami, D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

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.

Injury
Ankle - Injured Reserve
Ahtyba Rubin
News
The Falcons signed Rubin to a contract Thursday, Kelsey Conway of the Falcons' official site reports.

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.

Kemal Ishmael
News
Ishmael (shoulder) practiced with the linebackers Tuesday, Vaughn McClure of ESPN reports.

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.

Jamil Douglas
News
Dolphins rookie Jamil Douglas continues to gain first-team snaps at left guard in OTAs. 

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."

Grady Jarrett
News
Jarrett (ankle) was a full participant in practice Thursday, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.

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.

Daniel Brunskill
No Updates
De'Vondre Campbell
News
Campbell recorded 13 tackles (11 solo) in Sunday's win over the Cowboys.

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.

Jake Matthews
No Updates
Ty Sambrailo
News
Sambrailo was traded to the Falcons on Friday for a 2018 fifth-round pick, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Sambrailo gives the Falcons another experienced, quality option at tackle on an improving offensive line.

Devonta Freeman
News
Freeman (concussion) has been ruled out of Monday's tilt against the Seahawks, Vaugn McClure of ESPN.com reports.

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.

Injury
Concussion - Inactive for Week 11 at Seattle
Marvin Hall
News
Hall (coach's decision) is listed as inactive Sunday at New England.

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.

Sean Weatherspoon
News
The Falcons signed Weatherspoon to a contract Tuesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

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.

Justin Hardy
News
Hardy caught two balls for seven yards against the Cowboys, but one of those receptions went for a three-yard touchdown in the 27-7 win.

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.

Joey Ivie
News
The Cowboys selected Ivie in the seventh round of the 2017 NFL Draft, 228th overall.

Ivie wasn't a very visible part of Florida's defense and didn't test well at his pro day, but he quietly contributed a lot of snaps over the last three years. He could stick as a rotational tackle for Dallas.

JT Jones
No Updates
Nick Williams
News
Williams (coach's decision) is inactive for the Falcons' Week 1 game versus the Bears.

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.

Injury
Coach's Decision - Inactive for Week 11 at Seattle
Takkarist McKinley
News
McKinley (shoulder) will play in Sunday's preseason game against the Steelers, D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

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.

C.J. Goodwin
News
Goodwin (hamstring) was a full participant at Falcons' practice Friday, D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Goodwin was limited in practices the prior two days, so he appears to be trending in the right direction for Sunday's game against the Packers.

Alex Gray
No Updates
Sharrod Neasman
Injury
Coach's Decision - Inactive for Week 11 at Seattle
No Updates
Matt Ryan
News
Ryan completed 19 of 27 passes for 195 yards and two touchdowns in Monday night's 34-31 win over the Seahawks. He also rushed three times for 12 yards.

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.

Julio Jones
News
Jones caught five of 10 targets for 71 yards in Monday night's 34-31 win over the Seahawks.

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.

Matt Bosher
News
Bosher (ankle) is listed as active for Monday's game against the Seahawks.

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.

Vic Beasley
News
Head coach Dan Quinn wouldn't confirm that Beasley would play Sunday against the Dolphins, but he'll practice this week to see how his hamstring reacts, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.

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.

Austin Pasztor
News
Pasztor (pectoral) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.

With Pasztor back at practice, expect the 25-year-old to settle back in as Ryan Schraeder's backup at right tackle.

Injury
Coach's Decision - Inactive for Week 11 at Seattle
Josh Harris
No Updates
Andre Roberts
News
Roberts (back) returned to practice Thursday after sitting out on Wednesday, D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

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.

Marcelis Branch
No Updates
Matt Bryant
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Bryant converted both of his field-goal attempts and all three of his extra-point tries en route to nine points in Sunday's 27-7 win over the Cowboys.

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.

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