The final injury report for the week has been established, and there’s some good news and some bad news for the Atlanta Falcons.
Wide receivers Julio Jones (ankle) and Mohamed Sanu (ankle) are good to go against the Oakland Raiders on Sunday. Both Sanu and Jones were upgraded to full practice status on Friday’s injury report. The NFL did away with the probable designation, but full practice status on Friday generally means a player is fine to play in that Sunday’s game.
Unfortunately, rookie linebacker De’Vondre Campbell suffered an ankle injury this week in practice, and he will be unable to take the field on Sunday. Campbell’s starting role will be assumed by Sean Weatherspoon, with Paul Worrilow ready and able to sub in on the weak side as needed.
Devonta Freeman (quad) practiced fully on Thursday and he remained at full practice status on Friday, so he should be fine for Sunday’s matchup with the Raiders.
Brooks Reed (shoulder) was upgraded from unable to participate to limited participation. Reed is officially listed as questionable for the game, but I would not count on Reed playing this Sunday.
Keanu Neal remains out as he’s recovering from knee surgery, but Dan Quinn said after practice that Neal is making good progress and the team hopes to get him some limited work on the practice field next week.
Dwight Freeney was on the injury report and listed as having not practiced Wednesday with a non-injury designation, but he practiced fully Thursday and Friday and should be fine for Sunday’s game.
Your thoughts on the injuries and how they might affect the team on Sunday?