We have lost many great Falcons this season but one is expected to return. The Falcons can designate two players to return from injured reserve.
We generally expect Chris Lindstrom, the team’s first-round pick who suffered a broken foot, to be designated to return. However, a report from last month suggested the Falcons may keep him off the field even if he is healthy. The team has yet to officially designate Lindstrom to return from injured reserve but he has missed more than the required 8 games. Head coach Dan Quinn said Lindstrom was not ready this week but is “hitting all the markers” in his rehab.
The only other starter who did not suffer a season-ending injury was punter Matt Bosher. A rotating cavalry of punters has replaced Bosher, most recently Ryan Allen. Apparently Allen’s career with the Falcons will be a short one.
Kemal Ishmael is out. Matt Bosher is designated to return from IR. The next CAR game is the first game he would be eligible to play.— Jeañña (@jeannathomas) November 20, 2019
As noted by Falcoholic reporter Jeanna Thomas, Bosher can return as soon as December 8th for the Carolina Panthers game. Bosher should be healthy enough to practice very soon. He will get a chance to play out the remainder deal, assuming he does not suffer any setbacks.
Bosher tweaked his groin warming up against the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 2, and continued to suffer setbacks. He was placed on injured reserve on October 5th. As we noted before, Bosher’s age and Atlanta’s cap situation suggest 2019 will be his final season in red and black.