The Falcons health report for Friday, Oct. 8
We’re only two days away from Sunday’s matchup between the Atlanta Falcons and New York Jets. On Thursday, it was announced that Falcons’ wide receiver Calvin Ridley, defensive tackle Marlon Davidson and wide receiver Russell Gage would all mist this Sunday’s game. Both teams have now landed in London for the Falcons’ home game, and we have insight into who to expect this weekend courtesy of Friday’s practice reports.
You can expect to see the injury reports here every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, except for when the Falcons play on Thursday night or have a bye week.
- S Erik Harris (calf) DOUBTFUL
- DT Marlon Davidson (ankle) OUT
- WR Russell Gage (ankle) OUT
- WR Calvin Ridley (personal matter) OUT
- CB Avery Williams (hamstring) DOUBTFUL
- WR Elijah Moore (concussion)
- WR Denzel Mims (illness)
- CB Brandin Echols (concussion) QUESTIONABLE
- DT Nathan Shepherd (knee) QUESTIONABLE
- S Adrian Colbert (concussion) OUT
- TE Tyler Kroft (back) OUT
- S Marcus Maye (ankle)
- WR Jeff Smith (concussion) OUT
After popping up on Thursday’s report with a hamstring injury, rookie corner Avery Williams was officially downgraded from limited on Thursday to a non-participant on Friday. Also listed as a non-participant on Friday is safety Erik Harris, who has a calf injury. Both players are designated as doubtful for Sunday’s game, which generally means they will not play barring some miracle.
If Williams can’t go, it’ll be interesting to see who handles the return duties as Williams has excelled on special teams this year, with Olamide Zaccheaus looming as one possibility and practice squad receiver Austin Trammell another. With Harris, expect to see more Jaylinn Hawkins and possibly, rookie Richie Grant taking his snaps. Head coach Arthur Smith said that the team will have a better idea on Saturday regarding their game statuses, so be on the look out for that.
On the Jets side of things, receiver Jeff Smith, safety Adrian Colbert and tight end Tyler Kroft have all been ruled out against the Falcons. They will be getting back wide receivers Denzel Mims and Elijah Moore on Sunday, which isn’t great news for a Falcons’ secondary that will likely be without Williams and Harris.