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Falcons release depth chart before Week 9 contest vs. Saints

Tajae Sharpe takes more prominent place with Calvin Ridley absent


Tajae Sharpe has long occupied the same slot as Christian Blake on the Falcons depth chart.

Some separation as been created.

Sharpe is now in the No. 2 slot behind Calvin Ridley, per the Falcons depth chart released on Tuesday, a point made clear on Sunday against the Carolina Panthers. Sharpe started and led the team in receiving yards when Ridley become unavailable due to a personal matter.

It's uncertain exactly when Ridley will return, so Sharpe could see a more prominent role in the offensive attack while he's out.


The Falcons added two new defenders to the mix with some recent transactions, adding outside linebacker James Vaughters and interior linebacker Daren Bates to the active roster after two straight games as a standard elevation from the practice squad. Bates slots into a backup role behind Foye Oluokun and Vaughters is a third-team edge rusher, though he has played a regular role in the defensive rotation.

Those relatively new faces will be counted on during a crucial Week 9 contest against the rival New Orleans Sainta.

Check out the full depth chart below:


Table inside Article
Position Starter Backup Reserve
WR Calvin Ridley Tajae Sharpe Christian Blake
TE Kyle Pitts Lee Smith
LT Jake Matthews Jason Spriggs
LG Jalen Mayfield Josh Andrews
C Matt Hennessy Drew Dalman
RG Chris Lindstrom Drew Dalman
RT Kaleb McGary Jason Spriggs Colby Gossett
TE Hayden Hurst Keith Smith
WR Russell Gage Olamide Zaccheaus Frank Darby
RB Mike Davis Cordarrelle Patterson Wayne Gallman
QB Matt Ryan Josh Rosen Feleipe Franks


Table inside Article
Position Starter Backup Reserve
DL Grady Jarrett Marlon Davidson
DL Tyeler Davison Ta'Quon Graham
DL Jonathan Bullard Mike Pennel John Cominsky
OLB Steven Means Brandon Copeland
LB Deion Jones Mykal Walker
LB Foyesade Oluokun Daren Bates
OLB Adetokunbo Ogundeji Jacob Tuioti-Mariner James Vaughters
CB A.J. Terrell Darren Hall
S Erik Harris Jaylinn Hawkins
S Duron Harmon Richie Grant
CB Fabian Moreau Avery Williams Kendall Sheffield


Table inside Article
Position Starter Reserve
K Younghoe Koo
P Dustin Colquitt
LS Josh Harris
H Dustin Colquitt
PR Avery Williams Olamide Zaccheaus
KOR Cordarrelle Patterson

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