We know that Devonta Freeman will likely be out Sunday against the Seahawks, which is understandable considering he’s working through his second concussion this year. We also knew that both Andy Levitre and Julio Jones were limited yesterday during practice, but thankfully that is no longer the case.
Freeman did not practice and remains on track to be out, with Tevin Coleman slated to be the lead back against a tough Seattle run defense. Julio and Levitre are both back at practice and on track to play on Monday night, and as far as I know, Freeman is the only player who is now a virtual lock to miss it. Considering Seattle may be down left tackle Duane Brown and safety Kam Chancellor, and are now missing top cornerback Richard Sherman, Atlanta’s got the advantage in health.
Julio, of course, will be a vital player against a depleted Seattle secondary, and he figures to have a nice day if Matt Ryan isn’t under constant pressure. Levitre has had his ups and downs but remains a quality starting guard, and having him against an always rough Seahawks front seven will be critically important as well. The Falcons are about as close to healthy as they’re going to get, and they’ll need every player if they’re going to pull off a road win against Seattle.