Calvin Ridley out Sunday due to a personal matter

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The Falcons will not have wide receiver Calvin Ridley in the lineup against the Panthers on Sunday.

Ridley is inactive due to a personal matter. He was not on the injury report Friday as the Falcons did not hand out any injury designations this week.

It’s the second game that Ridley has missed due to a personal matter this month. He did not play when the Falcons beat the Jets in London in Week Five, but returned to post four catches for 26 yards and a touchdown in last Sunday’s 30-28 win over the Dolphins.

Russell Gage, Tajae Shape, Olamide Zaccheaus, Christian Blake, and Frank Darby are the other receivers for the Falcons.

8 responses to “Calvin Ridley out Sunday due to a personal matter

  1. I hope he gets his personal matters straightened out. Hes too good of a player to be missing games and having the underwhelming games hes been having. But we are rooting for you Calvin.

  2. Once per season should be sufficient free pass for personal reasons. You have 6 other days per week to handle that. Reason may be personal but absence from a game concerns a lot more people than you personally.

  3. Dude makes million$$$ working one day a week and can’t show up. Let me be Calvin Ridley for just one day.

  4. The empathy that some people show for other people’s suffering is overwhelming. Contrary to some people’s beliefs, professional football players and people who make over a million dollars have life problems just like anyone else.

  5. Hope his family is OK and the problem has a positive outcome. MY fantasy team is ducked.

  6. Imagine thinking professional football players only work 1 day a week, or that they aren’t allowed to have the same life stresses and needs as everyone else. But of course your fantasy football team is more important than an actual human being. He overcame unquestionably difficult circumstances to become something most only dream of, and he constantly gives back to the community through his charity work. But let’s just pretend he’s a spoiled millionaire, so we can trash him from the comfort of our couch. God, people are trash.

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