Head coach Mike Smith said during his weekly Monday press conference that the Falcons could be getting guard Justin Blalock and wide receiver Harry Douglas back on the field for Sunday's home game against the Chicago Bears.
Asked for a specific update on the pair, Smith said that the official injury report will come out Wednesday and he doesn't expect to be giving an impromptu update like he did last Tuesday.
"They will definitely help us win games," Smith said. "We will have an injury report on Wednesday. If there's some news that you guys need to know between now and Wednesday, like I always do, I'll let you know on Tuesday, but I don't anticipate we'll be having any talk on Tuesday. We're certainly hoping these guys will be back to help us win ballgames here on Sunday against the Chicago Bears."
Coming into Week 6, the Falcons will also have to make a decision on WR Drew Davis, who spent training camp and the first part of the season on the physically unable to perform list. Davis has been recovering from a leg injury and has missed significant time.
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Even still, Smith thinks that making a transaction to bring Davis back to the active roster could benefit the team.
"Drew Davis, we're getting to that time period where he can come off of the PUP," Smith said. "I know that he's gotten very good reports from the doctors, and when we make that transaction — which we certainly hope happens in the very near future — ... Drew would be an excellent guy to add back on our roster, not only on offense but on special teams."
To make the move, the Falcons would have to cut one player on the active roster. The Falcons are currently carrying six wide receivers on the active roster.
Davis has 16 career receptions for 256 yards and three touchdowns. On special teams, he has amassed 15 total tackles since earning a spot as a college free agent in 2012.