Falcons injury report: Calvin Ridley, Dante Fowler miss second practice

While the Falcons are getting healthier, Ridley and Fowler missed their second-consecutive practice of the week

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The Falcons are getting healthier ahead of Sunday's matchup against the Denver Broncos, but two key players missed practice for the second straight day.

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Calvin Ridley, who is day-to-day with a foot injury, and Dante Fowler, who is dealing with a hamstring injury, were held out of Thursday's practice and have yet to log any practice time this week. A couple of players - Kaleb McGary and Alex Mack - received a rest day after playing well this year to ensure they are fresh and ready to go against a good Broncos defense.

Here is the Falcons' full injury report from Thursday:

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PlayerInjuryWednesdayThursday
WR Russell GageShoulder/kneeLimited participationLimited participation
CB Kendall SheffieldConcussionLimited participationFull participation
TE Jaeden GrahamKneeLimited participationFull participation
WR Calvin RidleyFootDid not participateDid not participate
DE Dante FowlerHamstringDid not participateDid not participate
DE Takk McKinleyGroinDid not participateDid not participate
CB Jordan MillerObliqueN/ADid not participate
T Kaleb McGaryRestN/ADid not participate
C Alex MackRestN/ADid not participate

Here is the Broncos' injury report from Wednesday:

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PlayerInjuryWednesday
CB A.J. BouyeConcussionDid not participate
CB Bryce CallahanAnkleDid not participate
DE Shelby HarrisNot injury relatedDid not participate
RB Phillip LindsayFootDid not participate
WR Diontae SpencerShoulderDid not participate
OLB Jeremiah AttaochuQuadricepLimited participation
T Demar DotsonHandLimited participation
WR Tim PatrickHamstringLimited participation
G/C Austin SchlottmannShoulderLimited participation
TE Nick VannettFootLimited participation

What it means

The Falcons will undoubtedly want to have Ridley and Fowler on the field Sunday. It's likely the Falcons will be without Takk McKinley against the Broncos, and they won't want to be missing two of their top pass rushers against a second-year quarterback with a limited number of start. A number of starters for the Broncos were unable to practice on Wednesday, so that's something to continue to keep an eye on throughout the week.

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