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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Player Injury Wednesday Thursday Friday Game status
WR Russell Gage Shoulder/knee Limited participation Limited participation Full participation N/A
CB Kendall Sheffield Concussion Limited participation Full participation Full participation N/A
TE Jaeden Graham Knee Limited participation Full participation Full participation N/A
WR Calvin Ridley Foot Did not participate Did not participate Did not participate Questionable
DE Dante Fowler Hamstring Did not participate Did not participate Did not participate Out
DE Takk McKinley Groin Did not participate Did not participate Did not participate Out
CB Jordan Miller Oblique N/A Did not participate Did not participate Out
T Kaleb McGary Rest N/A Did not participate N/A N/A
C Alex Mack Rest N/A Did not participate N/A N/A
RB Todd Gurley Rest N/A N/A Did not participate N/A
G James Carpenter Rest N/A N/A Did not participate N/A

Here is the Broncos' injury report from Thursday:

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Player Injury Wednesday Thursday
CB A.J. Bouye Concussion Did not participate Did not participate
CB Bryce Callahan Ankle Did not participate Limited participation
DE Shelby Harris Not injury related Did not participate Did not participate
RB Phillip Lindsay Foot Did not participate Limited participation
WR Diontae Spencer Shoulder Did not participate Did not participate
OLB Jeremiah Attaochu Quadricep Limited participation Full participation
T Demar Dotson Hand Limited participation Full participation
WR Tim Patrick Hamstring Limited participation Limited participation
G/C Austin Schlottmann Shoulder Limited participation Full participation
TE Nick Vannett Foot Limited participation Limited 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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