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Falcons v. Browns: Cordarrelle Patterson is active; Jadeveon Clowney inactive

Great news for the Falcons in a surprisingly impactful inactives list.

NFL: OCT 27 Seahawks at Falcons

We’ve been tracking Cordarrelle Patterson’s injury closely this week. Patterson hit a career-high rushing game against the Seattle Seahawks, then missed multiple practices during the week. He’s been such an integral part of Atlanta’s offense that his absence would definitely be a significant downgrade for the Falcons.

Thankfully, Patterson is a go! Caleb Huntley was elevated this week, but of course, so was Frank Darby last week and he received minimal snaps. Huntley may be insurance in case Patterson tweaks his knee or if the Falcons go up big on Cleveland.

The full inactives:

  • LB Nick Kwiatkoski
  • LB Quinton Bell
  • OL Chuma Edoga
  • WR Jared Bernhardt
  • WR Bryan Edwards
  • DL Matt Dickerson

Edwards ending up inactive for the second game in a row suggests this is more than simply matchup related. Edwards needs a dramatic turnaround in practice to suit up on Sundays.

For the Browns, multiple starters and big names are out.

  • QB Kellen Mond
  • WR Michael Woods II
  • T Joe Haeg
  • T Chris Hubbard
  • DE Jadeveon Clowney
  • DE Myles Garrett
  • DT Taven Bryan

We knew Garrett would miss the game after his car accident. Even worse for Cleveland, two more defensive line starters, Clowney and Bryan, are out. The Browns are short 75% of its defensive line starters. You don’t want that to happen against any team, but with Atlanta’s current offense, that’s a big problem.

The Falcons offense should get moving today.