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Falcoholinks: All the Falcons news you need for Friday, Oct. 22


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It’s Friday, it’s the end of the workweek, and we’ve got Falcoholinks ahead of Atlanta’s return to action on Sunday against Miami.

Dolphins on deck for Week 7

The Falcons emerge from the bye fresh off a win across the pond and sitting at 2-3. They go from Abbey Road to Lincoln Boulevard as they head to Miami to take on the struggling Dolphins.

The Dolphins enter this one at 1-5, and while the Falcons have taken lumps through their first five tilts they’ve made some improvements and are a slight favorite to take this game on the road.

That could shift on a dime should Dolphins actually pull the trigger on a heavily rumored trade for quarterback DeShaun Watson — a player currently parked on the bench in Houston due to a deluge of pending legal matters.

So who do we have? Well, we’ve got the Falcons taking this one, and we’ve also got takes for the rest of the NFL slate for the week.

Injury update: Dante Fowler absent again

Atlanta pass-rusher Dante Fowler has missed two straight practices, which is clearly a cause for some concern heading into Sunday’s against Miami.

Wide receiver Russell Gage looks good to go, however, so that’s a weapon back on offense.

We’ll continue to monitor Fowler’s status and should have more clarity on his availability after today’s practice.

Kaleb McGary and options ahead of Sunday

Atlanta Falcons right tackle Kaleb McGary was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list this week, so it’s unclear if he will be able to go on Sunday against the Miami Dolphins.

The options? Well, they’re a bit unexpected. Head coach Arthur Smith stated at his presser on Wednesday that they would not be moving left guard Jalen Mayfield over to tackle, and would instead explore the possibility of either Jason Spriggs or Colby Gossett as a fill-in.