It’s a new week, as we yet again turn the page on an Atlanta Falcons’ loss. This time however, the team is dealing with new injuries as they prepare for an NFC matchup with the New York Giants. Wide receiver Russell Gage and corner A.J. Terrell both left Sunday’s game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with injuries. The Giants have some injuries of their own worth monitoring as the week progresses.
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.
Wednesday’s official practice report:
- WR Russell Gage (ankle)
- WR Frank Darby (calf)
- CB A.J. Terrell (concussion)
As mentioned above, Gage and Terrell both left Sunday’s game and didn’t return. Gage’s ankle appears to be serious enough that the team brought in wide receivers John Brown, Marcell Ateman and Kelvin Harmon for workouts on Tuesday, although to this point no one has been signed. According to NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport, Gage is considered “week-to-week” and is considered a long-shot to suit up on Sunday. With rookie Frank Darby also dealing with a lingering calf issue, it’s possible a signing will happen and/or one of the practice squad receiving options, such as Keelan Doss, Juwan Green or Austin Trammell will be added to the active roster by the weekend.
Additionally, A.J. Terrell has stood out as the Falcons’ best player in the secondary, but had to leave Sunday’s game against the Buccaneers with a concussion. These type of injuries are near impossible to predict a recovery timeline for, so we just hope Terrell gets better soon. Outside of that, head coach Arthur Smith said that he thinks both corner Kendall Sheffield and left guard Josh Andrews are “hopefully close” to returning from injured reserve. Sheffield has been absent with an undisclosed injury while Andrews has been recovering from a broken hand.
On the Giants side of things, notable players such as running back Saquon Barkley, tight end Evan Engram, wide receiver Kenny Golladay and corner Logan Ryan were all limited in Wednesday’s practice. Barkley is continuing to battle through a knee injury and Engram has yet to play in 2021, so the Giants may not be at 100% strength.
It’s early in the week still, but we will continue to monitor these injuries and will have the full injury report on Friday for both teams.