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Calvin Ridley returns to Falcons after missing Jets game

The veteran receiver was out dealing with a personal matter


FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Calvin Ridley has returned to the Falcons after taking some time to deal with a personal matter. The veteran receiver will be a full participant at Monday's practice and all team activities, head coach Arthur Smith said in a press conference.

Ridley missed the Week 5 contest against the Jets, which the Falcons won 27-20, and did not make the trip to London for a game played at Tottenham Stadium.


The Falcons had a bye week after that, making Monday the first day back to normal activities in preparation for a road game at the Miami Dolphins.

Getting him back is a huge win for the offense. The unquestioned No. 1 receiver is Matt Ryan's favorite target, with 27 catches for 255 yards and a touchdown in four games this season.


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