The Falcons have been hit hard by injuries, as we already knew Ricardo Allen and Kendall Sheffield were going to miss Sunday due to injury and A.J. Terrell ruled out due to a positive COVID-19 test. That is three starters out in the secondary, but the bigger concern was the extensive list of players called questionable: Julio Jones, Foye Oluokun, Dante Fowler Jr., Kaleb McGary, and Takkarist McKinley.
The biggest name on that list is of course Julio Jones, who was clearly hobbled in last week’s matchup against the Dallas Cowboys.
#Falcons WR Julio Jones (hamstring) is going to be inactive vs. the #Bears. Not quite ready.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 27, 2020
The full list of inactives are WR Julio Jones, RT Kaleb McGary, FS Ricardo Allen, CB Kendall Sheffield, LB Foye Oluokun, DT Deadrin Senat, and DE Takkarist McKinley. All questionable players were ruled out except for Fowler.
The good news is both Charles Harris and Marlon Davidson are expected to make their first appearances for the Atlanta Falcons, providing the Falcons a much-needed boost along the defensive line.
For the Bears, Calvin Ridley’s brother has been ruled out.
Inactives for #CHIvsATL: pic.twitter.com/IShHwOqJto— Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) September 27, 2020