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Falcons injury report: Calvin Ridley, Grady Jarrett miss practice

The Falcons' injury report from Thursday's practice is long and filled with key players


The Atlanta Falcons won't play until Monday night, and it appears they will need all the recovery time they can get ahead of their matchup against the Green Bay Packers.


Seven starters were held out of practice on Thursday, which was the first day of practice for the Falcons this week. On that list of starters who missed practice were wide receiver Calvin Ridley, defensive tackle Grady Jarrett, kicker Younghoe Koo, defensive ends Takk McKinley and Dante Fowler and safeties Keanu Neal and Ricardo Allen. Some key starters were also limited during Thursday's practice session, including wide receivers Julio Jones and Russell Gage as well as cornerback Kendall Sheffield, who practiced for the first time this season.

Here is the full injury report for the Falcons from Thursday:

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DT Marlon DavidsonKneeFull participation
T Matt GonoShoulderFull participation
S Kendall SheffieldFootFull participation
WR Russell GageConcussionLimited participation
DE Jacob Tuioti-MarinerElbowLimited participation
LB Foye OluokunHamstringLimited participation
WR Julio JonesHamstringLimited participation
T Kaleb McGaryKneeLimited participation
S Ricardo AllenElbowDid not participate
K Younghoe KooRight groinDid not participate
WR Calvin RidleyAnkleDid not participate
DE Dante Fowler Jr.AnkleDid not participate
S Keanu NealHamstringDid not participate
DT Grady JarrettHipDid not participate
DE Takk McKinleyGroinDid not participate

What it means

It's obviously still early in the week, but the Falcons have to hope that their injury report looks very different by the time Monday night rolls around. The Packers have been one of the best teams in the NFL over the first three weeks and would be a tough out even a full strength. Coach Dan Quinn expressed optimism that Atlanta would get back a number of starters who missed the Bears game, so perhaps a few players were held out as a precautionary matter.

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