Falcons release depth chart with a change at running back 

The Falcons (2-7) have released their depth chart ahead of the upcoming matchup Sunday vs. the Carolina Panthers (5-4) in Charlotte.

Brian Hill has moved ahead of Kenjon Barner as the Falcons’ No. 2 at running back. Ito Smith previously held this position but was recently placed on injured reserve.

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Devonta Freeman is dealing with a foot injury and his status for Sunday is unknown at this point. If Freeman can’t go, Hill will carry the load for the Falcons.

Last week, the Falcons made two significant changes to the depth chart on special teams with the additions of kicker Younghoe Koo and punter Ryan Allen. Koo was perfect 4 for 4 in his debut with the Falcons in the 26-9 win over the Saints.

Listed below is a position-by-position breakdown of Atlanta’s starting lineup with only the primary backups listed in parentheses.

To view the full depth chart, click here.

OFFENSE

  • Notable moves: Brian Hill has jumped Kenjon Barner as Atlanta’s No. 2 running back with Ito Smith on injured reserve.

Wide receiver: Julio Jones, (Russell Gage)

Right tackle: Kaleb McGary, (Ty Sambrailo)

Right guard: Jamon Brown

Left guard: James Carpenter

Left tackle: Jake Matthews, (Matt Gono)

Wide receiver: Calvin Ridley, (Justin Hardy)

Running back: Devonta Freeman, (Brian Hill)

Quarterback: Matt Ryan, (Matt Schaub)

Fullback: Keith Smith

DEFENSE

  • Notable moves: None.

Defensive end: Takk McKinley, (Adrian Clayborn)

Defensive tackle: Grady Jarrett, (Jack Crawford)

Defensive tackle: Tyeler Davison, (Deadrin Senat)

Defensive end: Allen Bailey, (John Cominsky)

Linebacker: Deion Jones, (Jermaine Grace)

Cornerback: Isaiah Oliver, (Damontae Kazee)

SPECIAL TEAMS

Kicker: Younghoe Koo

Punter: Ryan Allen

Kick returner: Kenjon Barner

Punt returner: Kenjon Barner

Long snapper: Josh Harris

Holder: Ryan Allen

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