Week 4 is in the books, as we turn our sights to Week 5 and a trip to London. Unfortunately in the most recent defeat, the 1-3 Atlanta Falcons have sustained some injuries which has caused moves to be made on the roster. On Tuesday, the Falcons placed both punter Cameron Nizialek and corner Isaiah Oliver on injured reserve. Nizialek’s status for the rest of the season is to be determined, while Oliver is reportedly done in 2021.
After weeks of the depth chart largely staying the same, we have an actual update this week.
QB: Matt Ryan, Josh Rosen, Feleipe Franks
RB: Mike Davis, Cordarrelle Patterson, Wayne Gallman
WR: Calvin Ridley, Tajae Sharpe or Christian Blake
WR: Russell Gage, Olamide Zaccheaus, Frank Darby
TE: Kyle Pitts, Lee Smith
TE: Hayden Hurst, Keith Smith, Parker Hesse
LT: Jake Matthews, Jason Spriggs
LG: Jalen Mayfield, Drew Dalman, Colby Gossett
C: Matt Hennessy, Drew Dalman
RG: Chris Lindstrom, Drew Dalman
RT: Kaleb McGary, Jason Spriggs
DL: Grady Jarrett, Marlon Davidson
DL: Tyeler Davison, Ta’Quon Graham
DL: Jonathan Bullard, Mike Pennel, John Cominsky
OLB: Steven Means, Brandon Copeland or Jacob Tuioti-Mariner
LB: Deion Jones, Mykal Walker
LB: Foyesade Oluokun, Dorian Etheridge
OLB: Dante Fowler Jr., Adetokunbo Ogundeji
CB: A.J. Terrell, T.J. Green, Darren Hall
CB: Fabian Moreau, Avery Williams
S: Erik Harris, Jaylinn Hawkins
S: Duron Harmon, Richie Grant
K: Younghoe Koo
P: Dustin Colquitt
LS: Josh Harris
H: Dustin Colquitt
PR: Avery Williams
KOR: Cordarrelle Patterson
As you can see from above, there definitely were some minor changes this week. With Oliver now done for the season, rookie corner Avery Williams slides into his spot. Williams has been terrific on special teams for the Falcons, and now looks to make an impact on defense. It’s unfortunate to see Nizialek also placed on injured reserve, as he bounced back from a poor game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 2. The punting and place holding jobs will be filled by Dustin Colquitt, who brings a lot of experience to the Falcons.
Additionally, defensive lineman Mike Pennel, who was signed to the roster from the practice squad on Tuesday, has been placed ahead of John Cominsky on the depth chart. Outside of those moves, the roster remains the same.