Falcons depth chart for Texans: Defensive adjustment

The Falcons have released their depth chart ahead of the upcoming trip to Houston. There's only one slight change from last week.

Johnathan Cyprien, a safety the Falcons traded for on Monday, is now listed as Kemal Ishmael's backup at strong safety.


Atlanta (1-3) is coming off back-to-back losses to AFC South opponents (Indianapolis, Tennessee) and will be looking to get back on track with a win against the Texans (2-2).

Listed below is a position-by-position breakdown of Atlanta's starting lineup with only the primary backups listed in parentheses.

To view the full depth chart, click here.


  • Notable moves: None.

Wide receiver: Julio Jones, (Calvin Ridley)

Right tackle: Kaleb McGary, (Ty Sambrailo)

Right guard: Jamon Brown

Left guard: James Carpenter

Left tackle: Jake Matthews, (John Wetzel)

Wide receiver: Mohamed Sanu, (Justin Hardy)

Running back: Devonta Freeman, (Ito Smith)

Quarterback: Matt Ryan, (Matt Schaub)

Fullback: Keith Smith


  • Notable moves: The Falcons traded linebacker Duke Riley for Johnathan Cyprien on Monday after losing Keanu Neal for the season. Cyprien is listed as Kemal Ishmael's backup at strong safety.

Defensive end: Takk McKinley, (Adrian Clayborn)

Defensive tackle: Grady Jarrett, (Jack Crawford)

Defensive tackle: Tyeler Davison, (Deadrin Senat)

Defensive end: Allen Bailey, (John Cominsky)

Defensive end: Vic Beasley Jr.


Kicker: Matt Bryant

Punter: Matt Bosher

Kick returner: Kenjon Barner

Punt returner: Kenjon Barner

Long snapper: Josh Harris

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