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Falcons inactives: Former starting receiver inactive ahead of Week 3 matchup with Seattle Seahawks

Elijah Wilkinson, Bryan Edwards inactive against the Seahawks on Sunday. 

SEATTLE -- The Falcons have announced that two former offensive starters will be inactive on Sunday.

Arthur Smith ruled Elijah Wilkinson out on Friday after practice. The Falcons starting left guard has been dealing with a personal matter that is not injury related. 


Smith said he expects Wilkinson to be back when the Falcons return from Seattle on Monday. As for who starts in his spot, it'll come down to Colby Gossett or Chuma Edoga. Both have been rotating in at left guard throughout the final two days of the Falcons practice week. 

Gossett made one start last year at left guard in relief for then-starter Jalen Mayfield who injured his lower back before the final week of the 2021 season. 

As for the other starter that the Falcons listed as inactive, that would be wide receiver Bryan Edwards. The Falcons traded this offseason and he's played in Atlanta's first two games. He's made one catch for two yards throughout the last two weeks. He's been targeted three times.

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Bryan Edwards #89 runs drills during practice at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA, on Thursday, September 22, 2022. (Photo by Brandon Magnus/Atlanta Falcons)

The Falcons used a standard practice squad elevation on Frank Darby on Saturday, and decided to keep fellow wide receivers Edwards and Damiere Byrd inactive. This is the third game Byrd has been a healthy scratch.

On the defensive side of the ball, the Falcons have listed outside linebacker Quinton Bell as inactive, making room for rookie DeAngelo Malone on the active game day roster.

Here is the full list of Falcons inactives:

WR Damiere Byrd

LB Nick Kwiatkoski

LB Quinton Bell

OL Elijah Wilkinson

WR Bryan Edwards

DL Matt Dickerson


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