The NFL somehow did the unimaginable: Started the season on time despite the ongoing pandemic. There were no preseason games, with only each time in a pseudo-bubble throughout camp, with most other offseason activities canceled.
Yet here we are. Teams are kicking off on September 13 for the first full Sunday of football until last season. We do not know much about how the team looks, so the impact of the injuries are a bit tougher to analyze.
For the Falcons, Kendall Sheffield, Marlon Davidson, and Qadree Ollison highlight the inactives. Timon Parris, picked up at final cutdowns, has only been with the team for a matter of days. Charles Harris has been injured for a few weeks.
Ollison has not been hurt, but looks to just be completely buried on the depth chart. He spent most of last offseason inactive. Despite the loss of Devonta Freeman, the former fifth-round pick does not seem to have moved any further up the depth chart. Todd Gurley looks to be the undisputed back for short-range situations.
The Seahawks are down a number of “big name” players, but few you could consider “good” players. Phillip Dorsett and Cedric Ogbuehi are out but it does not look likely that will be very impactful.