The Atlanta Falcons offense has been up in smoke since their star running back/ receiver Cordarrelle Patterson was injured in the team’s 43-3 loss to the Dallas Cowboys in Week 10.
Patterson, who has been nursing a high ankle sprain, warmed up to play against the New England Patriots in Week 11, but ended up being a last-minute inactive and the Falcons would go on to lose 25-0.
“We worked him out about two-and-a-half hours before kickoff, give or take,” Falcons head coach Arthur Smith said after the loss. “Didn’t think it was in the best interest. Obviously, a guy that wants to play. He’s a big part of this team. But it wasn’t going to be – wouldn’t be good for him.”
His absence was certainly missed as Atlanta was held to a season-low of 165 yards and no touchdowns.
The Falcons take on the Jacksonville Jaguars next and Smith addressed the media on Wednesday to share that Cordarrelle has been at practice all week, although he had been limited and is questionable for Sunday.
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Falcons Injury Report on Wednesday, Nov. 24
The good news for Atlanta fans is that Matt Ryan was not listed on this week’s injury report after hurting his toe against the Patriots. In fact, he told media members before Wednesday’s practice that he felt ‘pretty good.”
Alongside Patterson, Falcons’ second-year safety Jaylinn Hawkins returned to practice after missing last week’s matchup. The 2020 fourth-round pick has contributed five tackles, two interceptions and three passes defended on defense so far this season.
As for cornerback Kendall Sheffield and defensive lineman Jonathan Bullard, they are expected to be out against this week after not participating in practice.
No. 32 S Jaylinn Hawkins (ankle)
No. 84 RB Cordarrelle Patterson (ankle)
Did Not Participate
No. 20 CB Kendall Sheffield (hamstring)
No. 99 DL Jonathan Bullard (ankle)
Falcons Week 12 Depth Chart vs. Jacksonville
Atlanta’s No. 1 receiver Calvin Ridley is eligible to return this week, but it looks like he won’t be after not showing up to practice on Monday.
The Falcons also signed two punters, including longtime Saints’ Thomas Morstead, in case Dustin Colquitt is unable to play due to the league’s COVID-19 protocol.
QB: Matt Ryan, Josh Rosen, Feleipe Franks
RB: Mike Davis, Cordarrelle Patterson, Wayne Gallman
WR: Tajae Sharpe, Christian Blake
WR: Russell Gage, Olamide Zaccheaus, Frank Darby
TE: Kyle Pitts, Parker Hesse
TE: Lee Smith, Keith Smith
LT: Jake Matthews, Jason Spriggs
LG: Jalen Mayfield, Josh Andrews
C: Matt Hennessy, Drew Dalman
RG: Chris Lindstrom, Drew Dalman
RT: Kaleb McGary, Jason Spriggs, Colby Gossett
DL: Grady Jarrett, Marlon Davidson
DL: Tyeler Davison, Ta’Quon Graham, Anthony Rush
DL: Jonathan Bullard, Mike Pennel, John Cominsky
OLB: Dante Fowler, Brandon Copeland
LB: Deion Jones, Mykal Walker
LB: Foyesade Oluokun, Emmanuel Ellerbee
OLB: Adetokunbo Ogundeji, James Vaughters
CB: A.J. Terrell, Darren Hall, Chris Williamson
CB: Fabian Moreau, Avery Williams, Kendall Sheffield
S: Erik Harris, Jaylinn Hawkins
S: Duron Harmon, Richie Grant
K: Younghoe Koo
LS: Josh Harris
PR: Avery Williams, Olamide Zaccheaus
KOR: Cordarrelle Patterson
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