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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
WRCalvin RidleyTajae SharpeChristian Blake
TEKyle PittsLee Smith
LTJake MatthewsJason Spriggs
LGJalen MayfieldJosh Andrews
CMatt HennessyDrew Dalman
RGChris LindstromDrew Dalman
RTKaleb McGaryJason SpriggsColby Gossett
TEHayden HurstKeith Smith
WRRussell GageOlamide ZaccheausFrank Darby
RBMike DavisCordarrelle PattersonWayne Gallman
QBMatt RyanJosh RosenFeleipe Franks


Table inside Article
DLGrady JarrettMarlon Davidson
DLTyeler DavisonTa'Quon Graham
DLJonathan BullardMike PennelJohn Cominsky
OLBSteven MeansBrandon Copeland
LBDeion JonesMykal Walker
LBFoyesade OluokunDaren Bates
OLBAdetokunbo OgundejiJacob Tuioti-MarinerJames Vaughters
CBA.J. TerrellDarren Hall
SErik HarrisJaylinn Hawkins
SDuron HarmonRichie Grant
CBFabian MoreauAvery WilliamsKendall Sheffield


Table inside Article
KYounghoe Koo
PDustin Colquitt
LSJosh Harris
HDustin Colquitt
PRAvery WilliamsOlamide Zaccheaus
KORCordarrelle Patterson

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