Falcons injury report: Calvin Ridley questionable, Dante Fowler out vs. Broncos

The Falcons have deemed Ridley questionable and ruled Fowler out heading into the weekend 

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After not practicing throughout the entire week, wide receiver Calvin Ridley is listed as questionable and defensive end Dante Fowler has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Denver Broncos.

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The Falcons conducted business virtually on Friday, so their injury report is merely an estimate of where things would have stood had they actually taken to the field. Still, Ridley and Fowler were listed as non-participants, and they weren't alone as both Jordan Miller and Takk McKinley were listed under the same designation as well.

Here is the Falcons' estimated injury report from Friday:

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PlayerInjuryWednesdayThursdayFridayGame status
WR Russell GageShoulder/kneeLimited participationLimited participationFull participationN/A
CB Kendall SheffieldConcussionLimited participationFull participationFull participationN/A
TE Jaeden GrahamKneeLimited participationFull participationFull participationN/A
WR Calvin RidleyFootDid not participateDid not participateDid not participateQuestionable
DE Dante FowlerHamstringDid not participateDid not participateDid not participateOut
DE Takk McKinleyGroinDid not participateDid not participateDid not participateOut
CB Jordan MillerObliqueN/ADid not participateDid not participateOut
T Kaleb McGaryRestN/ADid not participateN/AN/A
C Alex MackRestN/ADid not participateN/AN/A
RB Todd GurleyRestN/AN/ADid not participateN/A
G James CarpenterRestN/AN/ADid not participateN/A

Here is the Broncos' injury report from Thursday:

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

What it means

Although listed as questionable, it's notable that Ridley did not log any practice time this week. Ridley was deemed day-to-day by interim head coach Raheem Morris this week, suggesting it could be a true game-time decision for the third-year receiver. On the Broncos' side of things, cornerback A.J. Bouye is the big name on the list, and his status for the game appears in doubt, which would help the Falcons if Ridley is absent. The absence of both Fowler and McKinley for Sunday's game will mean that Atlanta may have to continue to be creative with its pass rush.

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