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Cordarrelle Patterson back in game after being evaluated for concussion

It would be a huge loss for an already depleted offense if Patterson can’t return, but thankfully he’s back out there.

NFL: Washington Football Team at Atlanta Falcons Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Cordarrelle Patterson has been a crucial piece of the Falcons offense to this point, and he figured to be somewhat of a focal point for Atlanta with Calvin Ridley and Russell Gage out.

Per Tori McElhaney, Patterson is being evaluated for a concussion. Also per McElhaney, he has been cleared to return seconds after we published this, but I’ll take the extra work for some good news.

Patterson has been the team’s leading scorer on the ground and through the air thus far in 2021, showing impressive explosiveness and playmaking ability previous teams had not been able to take advantage of. The Falcons need that today and happily they’ll continue to get it.

The Falcons are up 3-0 after an early field goal. We’ll keep you posted if anything changes with Patterson’s status.