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Casey Hayward hits IR
The team was concerned that cornerback Casey Hayward’s injury might be of the long-term variety, and those fears were founded as he landed on injured reserve yesterday. The Falcons did some additional roster shifting, with tight end MyCole Pruitt being added to the active squad.
Cornerback Darren Hall will slide in in place of Hayward, who looks to miss multiple weeks.
Road dogs again
The Falcons have yet to be favored in the opening odds this season, and despite the win, that trend continued ahead of Sunday’s tilt against the Bengals. The Falcons (who are 6-0 against the spread this season), opened as six-point underdogs against Cincinnati, another team that seems to have found its stride.