ATLANTA -- Matt Hennessy will get another opportunity to build his case to take over at the left guard position next year. With Arthur Smith having ruled Elijah Wilkinson out on Friday, it again opened the door for Hennessy, who could make his second consecutive start at the position.
Wilkinson is on a one-year deal, but Hennessy is still on his rookie deal. With Drew Dalman secure at the center position, Hennessy has made the move to compete at left guard. With the spot potentially open for grabs next year, this season finale against Tampa Bay on Sunday could be a good chance for Hennessy to build his resume.
On the opposite line of scrimmage, the Falcons have kept Jalen Dalton inactive. Dalton has been working through an injury throughout the last month. The Falcons will continue to rely on Grady Jarrett, Timmy Horne and Abdullah Anderson along the defensive interior.
Of note for Tampa Bay, former Falcon Julio Jones was listed as inactive.
Here is the full list of Falcons inactives:
TE Feleipe Franks
CB Rashad Fenton
S Micah Abernathy
OLB David Anenih
G Elijah Wilkinson
DL Jalen Dalton
The Falcons have arrived at Mercedes-Benz Stadium ahead of a Sunday afternoon match-up against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Game 18, presented by Wells Fargo.