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Injury Report: Falcons rule out three starters for Falcons vs. Bills

Posted Sep 29, 2017

The Falcons will be without five players on Sunday versus the Bills

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. – The Falcons will be without five players -- three of whom are starters -- on Sunday when they take on the Buffalo Bills (2-1) at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

Ryan Schraeder (concussion), Ricardo Allen (concussion), Vic Beasley (hamstring), Courtney Upshaw (ankle/knee) and Terron Ward (neck/shoulder) have all been ruled out.

Ty Sambrailo will fill in for Schraeder at right tackle as he has the previous two games. Atlanta’s first-round draft pick, Takkarist McKinley, will take Beasley’s place again. McKinley recorded his first career sack and played over 50 snaps at defensive end during the 30-26 win over the Lions in Week 3.

Rookie Damontae Kazee will fill in for Allen at free safety, earning his first career start.

“It’s his time,” Dan Quinn said of him taking over.

Strong safety Keanu Neal will take on the responsibility of calling the secondary assignments with Allen sidelined.

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