The Atlanta Falcons have been dealing with injuries this season and have found themselves in an 0-4 hole. Injuries are far from the main reason for the early-season struggles, but they also haven’t helped. Missing key defenders on any already shaky defense is a good way to lose games.
On Thursday, the Falcons released their practice report giving us insight into where certain players are at health-wise as the team turns it’s attention to a week 5 matchup with the Carolina Panthers.
- TE Jaeden Graham (shoulder)
- K Younghoe Koo (groin)
- LB Foye Oluokun (oblique)
- S Keanu Neal (hamstring)
- WR Calvin Ridley (thigh/knee)
- S Ricardo Allen (elbow)
- DT Marlon Davidson (knee)
- DT Grady Jarrett (hip)
- DE Takk McKinley (groin)
DID NOT PARTICIPATE
- WR Julio Jones (hamstring)
- S Jaylinn Hawkins (concussion)
- C Alex Mack (rest)
If you looked at our injury report from Wednesday, you’ll notice there isn’t a lot of difference between the two. The only real change, which is for the better, is that linebacker Foye Oluokun was limited in practice on Wednesday and was a full participant on Thursday. He has been one of the few bright spots on the Falcons this year and is currently tied for the most forced fumbles in the league this season. The other change between the last two days is center Alex Mack got a rest day.
Julio Jones and Jaylinn Hawkins continue to miss practice and their outlook on playing this weekend doesn’t look promising. Not listed on the team’s practice report is the return of rookie cornerback A.J. Terrell, who missed the last two games due to being on the reserve/COVID-19 list. He’s now back in practice and should be good to go this weekend against the Panthers.