The Falcons head into 2017 remarkably healthy, and their first list of inactives reflects that.
Backup tackle Austin Pasztor is out and is, to our knowledge, still not 100% healthy. Sharrod Neasman was expected to be an important reserve safety for the team, but he's surprisingly inactive today, with Damontae Kazee, Brian Poole and perhaps Kemal Ishmael ready to spell the starters if needed. Otherwise, no surprises here.
Inactives for #ATLvsCHI:— Atlanta Falcons (@AtlantaFalcons) September 10, 2017
A. Pasztor pic.twitter.com/1a0UhV8rAe
The Bears, meanwhile, have no Markus Wheaton at receiver, no Kyle Long at guard, and no Prince Amukamara at cornerback. That's a rough list, and it makes an already difficult game for the Bears even trickier.