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Falcons Steelers inactives: Devonta Freeman playing, Le’Veon Bell has not returned

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No surprises as the Atlanta Falcons get ready to kickoff in Heinz field.

NFL: Atlanta Falcons at Pittsburgh Steelers
Mike Tomlin, the close talker.
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We knew the big news ahead of time for the Atlanta Falcons: defensive tackle Grady Jarrett was not playing, while running back Devonta Freeman was to return for his first game since the week 1 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles.

The Pittsburgh Steelers weren’t dealing with any major injuries, so we were pretty confident the only surprise would be Le’Veon Bell returning in the dead of night.

The Falcons could definitely use special teams ace Justin Bethel back soon, but the only notable thing here is that recently signed “No, not that Michael BennettMichael Bennett is active. He should bring up the very back of the defensive tackle rotation.

The notable players here, like special teams ace Darrius Heyward-Bey and starting linebacker Vince Williams, were listed as doubtful and were unexpected to play.

The only game news that may impact the result today is the state of the field.

The Falcons have enough injuries, so lets hope this field is in better condition than expected.