It’s the start of a new week, as the Atlanta Falcons prepare to travel to the state of Florida and play what will be their final game of the 2020 regular season. It’s been a year to forget overall, but for Falcons’ fans, that also applies to the team itself. Nothing but embarrassing losses, injuries and questionable play calls. In Sunday’s loss to the Kansas City Chiefs, the Falcons were without starters such as Julio Jones and Alex Mack.
With one game remaining will both of these starters make it back in time?
Wednesday’s official practice report:
- DE Steven Means (hand)
- C Matt Hennessy (knee)
- RB Ito Smith (rib)
- DE John Cominsky (shoulder)
- C Alex Mack (concussion)
- LB Foye Oluokun (ankle)
- G James Carpenter (groin)
- DT Marlon Davidson (knee)
- TE Luke Stocker (elbow)
- WR Julio Jones (hamstring)
- CB Darqueze Dennard (quad)
- WR Brandon Powell (foot)
- DE Charles Harris (personal matter)
A lot of new faces popped up on Wednesday’s practice report. It’s important to remember that this is the first practice of the week, so I wouldn’t panic yet on any of the players listed above. We did get some good news however as center Alex Mack whose game Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers potentially might be his last with the Falcons returned to practice on a limited-basis Wednesday. Concussions are scary injuries and difficult to project a timeline for, but Mack being limited this early in the week is a good sign for him to return Sunday.
Julio Jones continues to be absent from Falcons’ practice as he deals with a lingering hamstring injury which has allowed him to play in only nine games this season. At this point, I’m shocked the team hasn’t placed him on injured reserve as there’s no reward for risking further injury to his hamstring.