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Falcons activate Foye Oluokun, Danny Etling and Jaylinn Hawkins off reserve/COVID-19 list

It’s a good sign for the players and the team.

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The 2020 season is shaping up to be a very strange one at minimum, and one that could see repeated disruptions as the NFL battles the very real and very contagious SARS-COV-2 virus. Teams are still trying to get their rosters completely into camp, and the Falcons were no exception.

The team started the 2020 season with several players going on the reserve/COVID-19 list, but due to HIPAA laws can’t comment on whether a player is positive for the virus or not. Well, we may have an idea about the health of those players as several are being activated off the list.

This is great news for the Falcons, with Foye Oluokun, Danny Etling and Jaylinn Hawkins all being activated today. This isn’t a confirmation that none of them had the virus, but it is an indication that they are healthy enough to participate in camp now.

While Etling is still a long-shot for the final roster, Oluokun is a presumed starter at linebacker and Hawkins is fourth round draft pick that the team clearly wants in camp so he can develop. A rookie year is already difficult enough without having to battle a pandemic concurrently.

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