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Falcons release depth chart heading into Week 10 of the 2023 regular season

This edition includes a change at quarterback and transactions that shook things up on defense 

The Falcons released the 10th depth chart of the regular season heading into a road game against the Arizona Cardinals, with some defensive changes and a switch-up at quarterback.

Arthur Smith announced Monday that quarterback Taylor Heinicke would get the starting nod for the second straight week. Subsequently, Heinicke moves into the first spot on the chart, with Desmond Ridder sliding down as the backup. 

"Doesn't mean anything's over for Des, but we need to go get this win out in Arizona," Smith said Monday.

Atlanta signed Andre Smith Jr. to the 53-man roster from the practice squad Tuesday. In a corresponding move, the Falcons released Tae Davis. Smith takes the backup spot behind Nate Landman.

The defensive line saw a couple of changes, as well, after last week's transactions. LaCale London was assigned to the injured reserve and the Falcons added Travis Bell from the Chicago Bears practice squad. Kentavius Street moves up and into London's previous spot. Bell is listed behind Street.

As a weekly reminder, continue to note that the "J" next to Cordarrelle Patterson signifies a "Joker" position with the veteran playing multiple positions.


Table inside Article
Position Starter Backup Reserve
WR Mack Hollins KhaDarel Hodge
TE Kyle Pitts Keith Smith John FitzPatrick
LT Jake Matthews
LG Matthew Bergeron Jovaughn Gwyn
C Drew Dalman Ryan Neuzil
RG Chris Lindstrom Kyle Hinton
RT Kaleb McGary Storm Norton
TE Jonnu Smith MyCole Pruitt
WR Drake London Scotty Miller Van Jefferson
HB Bijan Robinson Tyler Allgeier
QB Taylor Heinicke Desmond Ridder Logan Woodside
J Cordarrelle Patterson

Take a monochrome look at the matchup between the Atlanta Falcons and the Minnesota Vikings during Week 9.


Table inside Article
Position Starter Backup Reserve
DL Albert Huggins Kentavius Street Travis Bell
DL David Onyemata Ta'Quon Graham
DL Calais Campbell Zach Harrison Joe Gaziano
OLB Bud Dupree Lorenzo Carter
ILB Kaden Elliss
ILB Nate Landman Andre Smith Jr.
OLB Arnold Ebiketie DeAngelo Malone
CB A.J. Terrell Mike Hughes
S Jessie Bates III Micah Abernathy
S Richie Grant DeMarcco Hellams
NB Dee Alford Clark Phillips III
CB Jeff Okudah Tre Flowers


Table inside Article
Position Starter Backup Backup
K Younghoe Koo
P Bradley Pinion
LS Liam McCullough
H Bradley Pinion
PR Dee Alford Mike Hughes
KOR Cordarrelle Patterson Mike Hughes

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