It’s Monday Evening Soccer and we’re an hour away from kickoff at Lambeau Subject. The Atlanta Falcons inactives have been launched.
Atlanta can be with out their prime safeties, Keanu Neal and Ricardo Allen, together with two different notables defensive finish Takk McKinley and kicker Younghoe Koo.
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On the Inexperienced Bay facet, Aaron Rodgers gained’t have his receiving corps giving them a bonus.
Devante Adams tweeted (which he then delete) early this morning that he is not going to be taking part in in tonight’s sport. The Packers are additionally down rising star receiver Allen Lazard, who underwent core muscle surgical procedure final week after climbing to Inexperienced Bay’s No. 1 wideout with out Adams.
Jones & Ridley Not 100%
That’s proper…Julio Jones and Calvin Ridley WILL formally play tonight. Nevertheless, the 2 stars will not be at 100%.
Jones, who’s preventing a hamstring damage, and didn’t apply in any respect final week and was listed as questionable earlier than being dominated out Sunday. He returned to apply this week however was very restricted. Up to now this season, he has recorded 11 catches for 181 yards.
Ridley, coming off of an ankle damage, leads the league in receiving yards per sport (116.three), and has the second-most landing receptions (four) after three weeks.
Jones wasn’t the one one questionable. The truth is, Atlanta’s prime three huge receivers have been all on the damage report; Jones restricted (hamstring), Calvin Ridley restricted (ankle/calf), and Russell Gage coming off a concussion.
Jones trying explosive in apply this week operating by drills however was nonetheless limping round.
The third-year receiver, Ridley, is predicted to achieve 1,000 yards if he stays wholesome. He’s presently tied for the league lead with 4 landing receptions and second in receiving yards with 349 behind DeAndre Hopkins who has 356.
With these two not at their finest, different huge receivers who will most likely see extra on-field motion tonight are Olamide Zaccheaus, Brandon Powell, and Christian Blake.
Extra Starters Are Again vs. Pack
Some excellent news to take a look at previous to the Packers matchup is that receiver Russell Gage has been clear to play coming off of a concussion. Behind the highest three Falcons targets are Olamide Zaccheaus, Brandon Powell, and Christian Blake.
Extra excellent news, cornerback Kendall Sheffield will make his 2020 season debut this week after coming off of a foot damage.
To prime it off, defensive deal with Grady Jarrett (hip), defensive finish Dante Fowler (ankle), linebacker Foye Oluokun (hamstring), and proper deal with Kaleb McGary (MCL) are all anticipated to play in opposition to the Packers at Lambeau Subject tonight.
Boo No Koo?
Younghoe Koo is struggling a groin damage and there’s no timetable on how lengthy he can be out. The Falcons signed on apply squad kicker Elliot Fry earlier final week.
Fry joined the Chicago Bears as an undrafted free agent in 2019 and after that had some brief stints with the Carolina Panthers, Baltimore Ravens and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Earlier than his NFL journey, Fry performed collegiate ball at South Carolina the place he made 51 of his 70 discipline aim makes an attempt, together with a protracted of 55 yards.
The Falcons have signed on CB Tyler Corridor and DE Austin Edwards to the apply squad. To enhance the strikes, Atlanta dropped DJ White and linebacker Deone Bucannon from the apply squad.
Fry will make his first NFL debut tonight at 9 PM Jap time.
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