The Falcons haven’t struggled to figure out the two practice squad players they’re flexing to the active roster at any point this year, even if it hasn’t always been who I might expect. This week is no exception, as Tyler Hall and Edmond Robinson will both be making their triumphant returns against the Panthers.
This is Hall’s second time on the active roster this year, and while he’s been bounced off the practice squad once already, I like his chances of having a future with this football team. The talented cornerback got 17 special teams snaps in Week 3 against the Bears and will be back up to provide some help on special teams and to be a break-glass-in-case-of-emergency option in the secondary. The Falcons look healthier back there than they have in weeks, thanks to the return of A.J. Terrell, Kendall Sheffield, and most of their safety group, so chances are Hall is there more to help out on special teams than anything else for this week.
Robinson was also up earlier this year against the Bears, and while he didn’t put anything on the stat sheet, he played 16 snaps on defense and 10 on special teams last time out. The physical linebacker will add depth at one of the team’s thinnest positions this weekend, and like Hall, he shouldn’t struggle to get a little time on special teams.
Robinson will likely bounce on and off the roster all year long given his experience and ability, while Hall is a player who might be able to make a larger impact in 2021 and beyond as the team re-configures its roster. Hopefully both have nice weeks against Carolina.