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Falcons RB Tevin Coleman unlikely to play against Packers on Sunday

An ugly loss is followed by ... an ugly loss.

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If you haven’t had your fill of awful after the loss to San Diego, this latest bit of news will likely finish you off in dramatic fashion. Per Adam Schefter, Tevin Coleman is unlikely to play on Sunday when the Falcons take on the Green Bay Packers.

Needless to say, this news is about as welcome as a kick in the teeth. Coleman is one of the leading receivers on the team, and his touchdown on Sunday showcased his break-away speed. That play making ability will be missed on Sunday, as Coleman has regularly been a match-up nightmare for defensive coordinators, who are stuck trying to cover a running back with wide receiver speed with linebacker.

If this holds true, the Falcons will likely promote Terron Ward from the practice squad to help Devonta Freeman out. That would also mean someone being cut in order to make room for Ward. The likeliest candidates at this point would be TE Joshua Perkins, OG Mike Person or LB A.J. Hawk.

What are your thoughts on Coleman possibly being out on Sunday?