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Falcons Practice Report: Tevin Coleman officially out for Sunday

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It’s not a surprise, at least.

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The Falcons will definitely be without running back Tevin Coleman for Sunday’s matchup against the Packers. Dan Quinn said after practice that Coleman will not be ready to go this week due to the hamstring injury he suffered in Week 7 against the Chargers.

Quinn was pleased with Devonta Freeman’s performance in practice this week after being limited on Wednesday with a hip injury. He noted that the team is also comfortable with where Terron Ward is and his familiarity with the scheme. Quinn was impressed with how Stevan Ridley picked up the offense in his short time in Atlanta, and he also may be a factor on Sunday, though it remains to be seen if he’ll be active or not.

Dwight Freeney is officially listed as questionable for Sunday’s game with a quad injury, and Quinn said Freeney has made solid progress. They’ll take Freeney through Saturday’s walk through before making a decision on his status for Sunday, and they may hold off on making a final assessment on Freeney’s readiness until game time on Sunday.

The good news is that the rest of the guys on the injury report are a full go for Sunday. After suffering a concussion two weeks ago, Taylor Gabriel will be back on the field on Sunday. He’s an important component of the Falcons’ offensive attack, and he’ll be especially necessary with Coleman out.

C.J. Goodwin (hamstring), Jake Matthews (wrist) and Mohamed Sanu (groin) should all be fine for Sunday’s game.