It feels nice to be able to share some pleasant news with you on the Falcons injury front. Calvin Ridley, Mohamed Sanu, and Grady Jarrett all were able to practice in some capacity on Saturday in the team’s final session before Monday’s game.
The expectation is that all will be able to play on Monday night, per ESPN’s Vaughn McClure.
Jarrett has been out with an ankle injury, but he has been on the field for every practice this week with limited participation. Ridley returned to limited practice on Friday. Sanu couldn’t hit the field until Saturday, but apparently he is good to go.
We basically did a fire side chat with @Mo_12_Sanu for his media availability He said he feels good about playing Monday night.— Tiffany Blackmon (@tiffblackmon) October 20, 2018
Matt Bryant is obviously out with the hamstring injury he suffered last week in the win over the Buccaneers. Giorgio Tavecchio will start in his place.
Derrick Shelby and Justin Bethel were the only other two players dealing with injuries this week — aside from the host of guys on injured reserve, of course. Will McFadden from AtlantaFalcons.com confirmed that Bryant is the only player who will miss Monday’s action, so Shelby and Bethel are also ready to go.
Gird your loins and set your fantasy lineups accordingly, because this is a much better team with Jarrett, Ridley, and Sanu all on the field.