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Brian Poole questionable to return with back injury

The physical nickel cornerback may not be back in this one.

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Amidst all the celebration, given how this game has gone thus far, we must acknowledge the sad fact that Brian Poole is hurt.

Poole always manages to fly under the radar, but he’s a core piece of this team’s secondary as a physical, well-rounded nickel cornerback who you can trust to make tough tackles in space. Without him in the game, the Falcons will lean pretty heavily on C.J. Goodwin, and they may need to get Damontae Kazee involved at corner a little bit before the end of the day if Poole can’t return. It’s not an ideal situation, but hopefully this is a short-term thing for Brian Poole.