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Falcons place A.J. Terrell on COVID-19 reserve

The Falcons’ first-round draft pick is the first player to be placed on the league’s COVID-19 reserve list this season. A.J. Terrell, a rookie cornerback chosen with the 16th overall pick in this year’s draft, was placed on reserve/COVID-19 today. Players can be placed on the reserve list either because they test positive for COVID-19 [more]

Week Three injury report roundup

Week Three of the 2020 NFL season kicked off on Thursday with a win by the Dolphins and it continues with 14 more games on Sunday, which means that the 28 teams in those games submitted their final injury reports of the week on Friday. The teams playing on Monday night won’t release their final [more]

Julio Jones questionable with hamstring injury

Falcons receiver Julio Jones did not practice this week. He might not play Sunday. The Falcons list Jones as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Bears. Jones caught nine passes for 157 yards in the opener, but his hamstring limited him in the three days of practice leading up to the Week Two game against [more]

Khalil Mack is questionable for Sunday

For the third consecutive week, the Bears list linebacker Khalil Mack as questionable. Mack has a knee issue that has limited him in practice. He has yet to have a full practice this season. Yet, Mack played 67 defensive snaps in Week One and 54 in Week Two. He made his first sack of the [more]

Falcons short in secondary, waiting on Julio Jones

The Falcons will be short in the secondary Sunday against the Bears, but they’re waiting to see if Julio Jones will be able to play. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, the decision on their star wide receiver will go up to game time. Jones didn’t practice much last week, and was clearly hampered [more]

Falcons special teams coach credits kick, defends his players’ education

While Falcons head coach Dan Quinn defended his special teams players for last week’s onside kick debacle, owner Arthur Blank said it looked like they didn’t know the rules. Perhaps not, but it’s not for a lack of education. Via D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Falcons special-teams coordinator Ben Kotwica said his players [more]

Julio Jones among the Falcons who remain out of practice

The Falcons had nine players out of Wednesday’s practice. They had eight out Thursday, although center Alex Mack was a veteran rest day and not an injury. Safety Damontae Kazee (hip), linebacker Foye Oluokun (hamstring) and left tackle Jake Matthews (knee) went from out to limited. Tight end Luke Stocker (hip) went from limited to [more]

Falcons coach agrees with owner, onside kick gaffe shouldn’t happen again

Falcons coach Dan Quinn was immediately defiant, insisting his players knew the rules of onside kick recovery — despite looking to the world like they did not. So when Falcons owner Arthur Blank chimed in to say that didn’t appear to be the case, it became clear the boss and his coach weren’t singing from [more]

Julio Jones, Takk McKinley, Jake Matthews among nine Falcons to miss practice

The Falcons weren’t concerned about Julio Jones‘ hamstring issue last week, even though he was limited in practice all week. He did not carry a designation into the Week Two game against the Cowboys. But Jones blamed his hamstring for his dropped touchdown pass against the Cowboys, and he finished with only two catches for [more]

Panthers put Christian McCaffrey on injured reserve

After reports early this week projected that running back Christian McCaffrey would be out for at least a month after hurting his ankle in last Sunday’s loss to the Buccaneers, McCaffrey said that his hope was that “I can get back a lot earlier.” If McCaffrey does beat that timetable, it won’t be by much. [more]

Dak Prescott is the NFC offensive player of the week

The Cowboys pulled off an improbable win against the Falcons last Sunday after recovering an onside kick, but they wouldn’t have had a shot at pulling the rabbit out of the hat without quarterback Dak Prescott. Prescott kept the Falcons from putting the game away by completing 34-of-47 passes for 450 yards and a touchdown [more]

Dan Quinn: No changes to our defensive process

Falcons head coach Dan Quinn made a change to the operations on the defensive side of his coaching staff this season by installing Raheem Morris as defensive coordinator. While Morris is the coordinator, he shares responsibilities for calling plays with linebackers coach Jeff Ulbrich and that arrangement is under some scrutiny after the first two [more]

Hayden Hurst thanked Dak Prescott for talking about mental health

In the moments after Sunday’s game, Falcons tight end Hayden Hurst made sure to find Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott, but not to congratulate him on a comeback win. The conversation was brief, yet much bigger than football. Via Vaughn McClure of ESPN, Hurst said he wanted to thank the Cowboys quarterback for talking so openly about [more]

Devonta Freeman gets up to $3 million this year with the Giants

Running back Devonta Freeman is back in the NFL. And he’s has a chance to make some decent money over the balance of the season. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the former Falcons workhorse will make up to $3 million this year with the Giants. Atlanta cut Freeman during the offseason. He [more]

The Week Two Goats (In a Bad Way) draft

With Week Two over, it’s time to hand out awards. Good ones, and not-so-good ones. The not-so-good come in the form of our Goats (In a Bad Way) draft. On Tuesday’s PFT Live, Simms and I each drafted three coaches or players who deserve criticism for their performances in Week Two. Do you agree? Disagree? [more]

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