The Falcons depth chart looks a little different heading into Sunday's game at Tampa Bay. And not in a good way.
Cordarrelle Patterson isn't on it, currently on injured reserve with a plan for him to return. Patterson was dealing with a knee injury heading into Sunday's win over Cleveland and played 16 snaps. Head coach Arthur Smith said Patterson had a minor procedure on Monday.
The running back position has been altered by injury, with both Patterson and Damien Williams on IR. Now Tyler Allgeier is listed as the first-unit running back, with Avery Williams behind him. Caleb Huntley, promoted from the practice squad in a corresponding move with the Patterson transaction, is listed as the No. 3 option.
Odds are great, however, that Allgeier and Huntley will see lots of work, with Smith possibly favoring a hot hand during Sunday's game against the Buccaneers.
Patterson going to IR also means Avery Williams will be the kick returner, a role he mans occasionally and can perform admirably.
|WR||Drake London||Bryan Edwards||Jared Bernhardt|
|TE||Kyle Pitts||Parker Hesse||Anthony Firkser||Feleipe Franks|
|LT||Jake Matthews||Chuma Edoga|
|C||Drew Dalman||Matt Hennessy|
|RG||Chris Lindstrom||Colby Gossett|
|RT||Kaleb McGary||Germain Ifedi|
|WR||Olamide Zaccheaus||KhaDarel Hodge||Damiere Byrd|
|RB||Tyler Allgeier||Avery Williams||Caleb Huntley|
|QB||Marcus Mariota||Desmond Ridder|
We take a monochrome look at the win over the Cleveland Browns on October 2, 2022.
|DL||Grady Jarrett||Timothy Horne|
|DL||Anthony Rush||Abdullah Anderson|
|DL||Ta'Quon Graham||Matt Dickerson|
|OLB||Adetokunbo Ogundeji||Arnold Ebiketie||Quinton Bell|
|ILB||Mykal Walker||Troy Andersen||Nathan Landman|
|ILB||Rashaan Evans||Nick Kwiatkoski|
|OLB||Lorenzo Carter||DeAngelo Malone|
|CB||A.J. Terrell||Mike Ford|
|S||Richie Grant||Erik Harris|
|S||Jaylinn Hawkins||Dean Marlowe|
|CB||Casey Hayward Jr.||Darren Hall||Dee Alford|