We’re only two days away until the Atlanta Falcons face the defending Super Bowl Champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers. We’ve been monitoring both the Falcons and Buccaneers health reports throughout the week, and now we’re finally at the all important Friday practice. On Thursday’s practice, wide receiver Frank Darby popped up with a calf injury which forced him to be limited.
You can expect to see the practice reports here every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, except for when the Falcons play on Thursday night or have a Bye Week.
Atlanta Falcons’ Friday official practice report:
- WR Frank Darby (calf) OUT
As you can see above, rookie wide receiver Frank Darby will miss another game for the Falcons. Darby was a healthy scratch in Week 1 against the Philadelphia Eagles, so it’s likely he would’ve missed the upcoming Bucs’ game anyways. Outside of Darby, everyone else appears at full health heading into the first divisional game of the year for the Falcons. We’ll hope he’s back in action for Week 3
Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Friday official practice report:
- LB Shaquil Barrett (back)
- S Jordan Whitehead (hamstring)
- DT Steve McLendon (non-injury related)
- CB Carlton Davis III (hamstring) QUESTIONABLE
- WR Antonio Brown (knee)
- LB Jason Pierre-Paul (hand)
- TE Rob Gronkowski (non-injury related)
- DT Ndamukong Suh (non-injury related)
The Buccaneers certainly have a larger injury report than the Falcons this week. The team already lost corner Sean Murphy-Bunting to an apparent elbow injury in the season opener against the Dallas Cowboys, and now corner Carlon Davis III is questionable with a hamstring injury. Additionally, several veterans including linebacker Jason Pierre-Paul were absent from practice on Friday, but head coach Bruce Arians said via the Buccaneers’ team website “He’s fine. He got a veteran day off today with three or four other guys.”
We’ll know more on Sunday when game inactives are announced. The Falcons will take on the Buccaneers on September 19, at 4:05 PM ET.