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 Latest Falcons Player Notes
Dec 10 2018 - Logan Paulsen
  TE Logan Paulsen (knee/ankle) missed the game after not participating in practice all week.


Dec 10 2018 - Foyesade Oluokun
  LB Foye Oluokun (knee) was limited in practice all week. He played but was not as effective and made two tackles.


Dec 10 2018 - Bruce Irvin
  DE Bruce Irvin got his first sack since joining the Falcons five games ago. The veteran pass rusher, signed after he was released by the Raiders, has four total sacks this season in 13 games.


Dec 10 2018 - Matt Bryant
  PK Matt Bryant was listed as questionable because of the same problematic right groin injury. The team kept backup Giorgio Tavecchio on the roster, but Bryant was well enough to play. Quinn said Monday that Bryant should be fine for this week's game against Arizona.


Dec 10 2018 - Deion Jones
  LB Deion Jones (foot) was limited in practice all week but played and tied for the team lead with six tackles and defended two passes.


Dec 10 2018 - Austin Hooper
  TE Austin Hooper injured his right knee against the Packers and did not return. Coach Dan Quinn said the injury was not "long-term." Hooper has caught 64 passes for 557 yards and four touchdowns and has become one of QB Matt Ryan's favorite targets.


Dec 8 2018 - Vic Beasley
  DE Vic Beasley was fined $13,369 for unsportsmanlike conduct.


Dec 5 2018 - Julio Jones
  WR Julio Jones is dealing with a hand injury. His status is not known.


Dec 5 2018 - Sharrod Neasman
  S Sharrod Neasman left the Baltimore game with neck and shoulder injuries. His status for Sunday is not known.


Dec 4 2018 - Justin Zimmer
  DT Justin Zimmer was signed by the Falcons from their practice squad Tuesday (Dec. 4). Zimmer was signed by the Falcons following the 2018 draft. He played in one game for the Falcons this season before being waived and signed to the team's practice squad.


Dec 4 2018 - Jon Condo
  LS Jon Condo was signed by the Falcons Tuesday (Dec. 4). His contract had been terminated by the Sept. 1. Condo became an unrestricted free agent in March with the Raiders and hasn't been with another team all year. He was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Dallas Cowboys following the 2005 draft and also spent time with the New England Patriots. He has posted 45 special teams tackles during his career.


Dec 4 2018 - Josh Harris
  LS Josh Harris (hip) was placed on reserve/injured by the Falcons Tuesday (Dec. 4). While he would normally eligible to be designated for return and begin practicing after missing at least six weeks and playing in eight weeks, the first game he would be available would be the Super Bowl. Harris played in 11 games this season, snapping and blocking for kicker Matt Bryant and punter Matt Bosher. In his seven seasons in Atlanta, Harris has played in 107 games for the team and totaled 18 total tackles.


Dec 3 2018 - Kemal Ishmael
  LB Kemal Ishmael was limited in practice two days last week with a knee injury. He played against the Ravens but did not have any tackles.


Dec 3 2018 - Logan Paulsen
  TE Logan Paulsen left Sunday's game with a knee injury in the first half and did not return. His status is not known for this week's game against the Packers.


Dec 3 2018 - Calvin Ridley
  WR Calvin Ridley was limited in practice last week because of ankle and elbow issues. Ridley played in the game and caught three passes.


Dec 3 2018 - Matt Bryant
  PK Matt Bryant was unable to practice on Wednesday and Thursday last week because of back problems, but was healthy enough to kick on Sunday. He kicked a field goal in the loss to the Ravens.


Dec 3 2018 - Deion Jones
  MLB Deion Jones returned to the lineup against the Ravens and led the team with 15 tackles. He had been out since the second game because of a foot injury suffered in the season opener.


Dec 2 2018 - Deion Jones
  LB Deion Jones came back from a foot injury that had kept him sidelined since the first week. Jones had a team-leading 15 tackles, one for loss, to lead the club against Baltimore.


Dec 2 2018 - Matt Ryan
  QB Matt Ryan completed 16 of 26 passes for a season-low 131 yards and one touchdown against Baltimore. Ryan was sacked three times by Baltimore's aggressive defense. The Ravens came up with a defensive score after Ryan was hit and fumbled. Tavon Young grabbed the ball and ran it 12 yards for a touchdown.


Nov 29 2018 - Jeremy Langford
  RB Jeremy Langford was signed by the Falcons to the practice squad Wednesday (Nov. 28). He had been released by the Dolphins from the practice squad Sept. 5. Langford was selected by the Chicago Bears in the fourth round of the 2015 draft. During his two seasons in the Windy City, Langford posted 737 rushing yards and 10 rushing touchdowns on 210 touches. Langford has spent time on the practice squads of the Baltimore Ravens, New York Jets, and Miami Dolphins.


Nov 29 2018 - Derrick Shelby
  DE Derrick Shelby (groin) was placed on reserve/injured by the Falcons Wednesday (Nov. 28). While he would normally eligible to be designated for return and begin practicing after missing at least six weeks and playing in eight weeks, the first game he would be available would be the Super Bowl. Shelby played in seven games for the Falcons this season, starting in three of those. He has recorded 10 total tackles, including one tackle for loss. He has played in 29 games over three seasons with the team, tallying 48 total tackles and one sack.


Nov 29 2018 - Ryan Neal
  S Ryan Neal was signed by the Falcons from their practice squad Wednesday (Nov. 28). Neal was originally signed by the Philadelphia Eagles after the 2018 draft. He was signed by the Falcons during training camp and was signed to the team's practice squad in September.


Nov 28 2018 - Desmond Trufant
  CB Desmond Trufant played through a bothersome thigh last week against the Saints and did not produce one of his more memorable games. Head coach Dan Quinn said, "I'm more than pleased with the way he's responded over the last few weeks."


Nov 28 2018 - Devonta Freeman
  RB Devonta Freeman could return by the end of the season. He is back in Atlanta and head coach Dan Quinn said he would have a better assessment on the Pro Bowl tailback later in the week. It may be unlikely that the team would push him to return now that playoff hopes are all but finished.


Nov 28 2018 - Matt Ryan
  QB Matt Ryan still passed for 377 yards against the Saints, but was intercepted once and lost a fumble. Ryan was sacked six times, matching the season high against the Steelers. He was also the team's rushing leader for the first time in his career.


Nov 28 2018 - Damontae Kazee
  S Damontae Kazee intercepted a pass against the Saints and has six picks this season. That's only two interceptions shy of the franchise record set by Ray Brown. He is the first Atlanta player with six interceptions since Thomas DeCoud in 2012.


Nov 28 2018 - Julio Jones
  WR Julio Jones had more than 100 receiving yards for the sixth straight week. He had 11 catches for 147 yards against the Saints. It was the eighth time he's been over 100 yards in a game this season, the second-best in franchise history.


Nov 28 2018 - Calvin Ridley
  WR Calvin Ridley caught eight passes against the Saints for 93 yards and one touchdown. Ridley now has eight receiving touchdowns, tying him with Julio Jones for the most by a rookie through 11 games. He is one shy of tying the rookie record set by Junior Miller.


Nov 26 2018 - Desmond Trufant
  DB Desmond Trufant played through a bothersome thigh last week against the Saints and did not produce one of his more memorable games. Quinn said, "I'm more than pleased with the way he's responded over the last few weeks."


Nov 26 2018 - Devonta Freeman
  RB Devonta Freeman could return by the end of the season. He is back in Atlanta and Quinn said he would have a better assessment on the Pro Bowl tailback later in the week. It may be unlikely that the team would push him to return now that the playoffs hopes are all but finished.


Nov 26 2018 - Matt Ryan
  QB Matt Ryan still threw for 377 yards against the Saints, but was intercepted once and lost a fumble. Ryan was sacked six times, matching the season high against the Steelers. He was also the team's rushing leader for the first time in his career.


Nov 26 2018 - Deion Jones
  LB Deion Jones: The club decided that Jones was not ready for game action against the Saints. He has been on the roster, but remained inactive, for the last two games. He has been working out with the team and Quinn said he was "hopeful" of Jones' return this week.


Nov 21 2018 - De'Vondre Campbell
  LB De'Vondre Campbell is working through a thigh injury. His status is not known.


Nov 21 2018 - Foyesade Oluokun
  LB Foye Oluokun had a career-best 10 tackles (six of them solo). The rookie from Yale led the team in tackles against Dallas.


Nov 21 2018 - Desmond Trufant
  CB Desmond Trufant injured his thigh against the Cowboys. He is questionable.


Nov 21 2018 - Robert Alford
  CB Robert Alford is dealing with an ongoing foot injury. His status for Thursday is not known.


Nov 21 2018 - Damontae Kazee
  FS Damontae Kazee left the last game with a shoulder injury. His status for Thursday is not known.


Nov 21 2018 - Matt Bryant
  Ageless K Matt Bryant showed no ill-effects from a three-week layoff because of a hamstring injury. Bryant was 4-for-4 on field goals, making kicks of 53, 45, 43 and 21 yards. Bryant is 12-for-12 on field goals this season and has made all four of his attempts from 50-plus yards.


Nov 21 2018 - Matt Ryan
  QB Matt Ryan completed 24 of 34 passes for 291 yards and one touchdown for a 94.1 passer rating. He had one interception, which was picked off after the ball went through the hands of rookie Calvin Ridley.


Nov 21 2018 - Austin Hooper
  TE Austin Hooper had four catches for 27 yards against Dallas. The third-year veteran has 50 catches this season for 445 yards.


Nov 21 2018 - Deion Jones
  LB Deion Jones was activated last week and participated in practice, but did not play. Jones is expected to play on Thursday against the Saints.


Nov 19 2018 - Foyesade Oluokun
  LB Foye Oluokun had a career-best 10 tackles (six of them solo). The rookie from Yale led the team in tackles against Dallas.


Nov 19 2018 - Matt Bryant
  PK Matt Bryant came back from missing three weeks with a strained hamstring and booted four field goals. The team kept backup Giorgio Tavecchio on the roster in case Bryant was unable to go.


Nov 19 2018 - Damontae Kazee
  S Damontae Kazee hurt his with a bad shoulder against the Cowboys and was taken to the locker room for examination. He returned and finished the game. He is probable for the Saints game.


Nov 19 2018 - Desmond Trufant
  CB Desmond Trufant left the Dallas game in the third quarter with a thigh injury, but was able to return. He is probable for the Saints game.


Nov 19 2018 - Deion Jones
  LB Deion Jones was activated last week and participated in practice, but did not play. Jones is expected to play on Thursday against the Saints.


Nov 19 2018 - Matt Ryan
  QB Matt Ryan threw for 291 yards Sunday. Ryan led the offense over the 50 on seven of their eight possessions, but they only made it into the end zone on the Jones touchdown.


Nov 18 2018 - Julio Jones
  WR Julio Jones caught the game-tying 34-yard touchdown pass from Matt Ryan Sunday but the Falcons still lost to the Cowboys. He finished with six catches for 118 yards and the one touchdown.


Nov 12 2018 - Matt Ryan
  QB Matt Ryan threw for 330 yards, the sixth time he has surpassed 300 yards this season, the second-most in a single-season in Falcons history. He had a 102.2 quarterback rating, the seventh time this season he's been over 100.


Nov 12 2018 - Julio Jones
  WR Julio Jones had a 30-yard reception in the second quarter that put him over 10,000 career receiving yards. It occurred in his 104th career game, making him the fastest player in the league to reach the milestone. Calvin Johnson had the record with 115 games.



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