The Atlanta Falcons have released their Friday injury report. This is arguably the most important injury report of the week, as it gives the best insight into who is likely to play and who is likely to miss that week’s game.
This weekend the Falcons are hosting the Chicago Bears, and after the week 2 devastating loss to the Dallas Cowboys, the Falcons need all the help they can get. Below is Friday’s practice report, per the team:
- DE Jacob Tuioti-Mariner (knee)
- DT Tyeler Davison (ankle)
- T Jake Matthews (knee)
- DE Charles Harris (ankle)
- DT Marlon Davidson (knee)
- S Damontae Kazee (hip)
- LB Foye Oluokun (hamstring) QUESTIONABLE
- DE Dante Fowler Jr. (ankle) QUESTIONABLE
- T Kaleb McGary (knee) QUESTIONABLE
- TE Luke Stocker (hip)
DID NOT PARTICIPATE
- CB Kendall Sheffield (foot) OUT
- WR Julio Jones (hamstring) QUESTIONABLE
- S Ricardo Allen (elbow) OUT
- DE Takk McKinley (groin) QUESTIONABLE
- RB Todd Gurley (not injury related - rest)
- C Alex Mack (not injury related - rest)
- G James Carpenter (not injury related - rest)
In good news, it appears defensive end Charles Harris may finally suit up for the first time this season. Also offensive tackle Jake Matthews who has been dealing with a knee injury sustained during week 1, appears ready protect Matt Ryan on Sunday.
Now let’s get to the bad news. Ricardo Allen and Kendall Sheffield are already ruled out for this weekend, due to their injuries. It also appears that Takk McKinley, Julio Jones, Foye Oluokun, Dante Fowler Jr. and Kaleb McGary will be game time decisions. Matt Gono, who looked promising while filling in for McGary, would most likely get the start in McGary’s absence.
On the Bears side of things, the only two players questionable for Sunday are linebacker Khalil Mack (knee) and defensive end Mario Edwards (glute). While Edwards did participate fully on Friday, Mack was limited in practice. The Falcons are going to have to overcome a laundry list of questions to get this win.