NOV 1 FALCONS PUT LACALE LONDON ON INJURED RESERVE The Atlanta Falcons have placed defensive tackle LaCale London on injured reserve, coach Arthur Smith announced at Wednesday’s press conference.
London prematurely departed last Sunday’s 28-23 loss to the Tennessee Titans with a knee injury. His loss comes two days after the Falcons put fellow defensive tackle Grady Jarrett on injured reserve with a torn ACL.
Atlanta claimed defensive tackle Travis Bell off the Chicago Bears‘ practice squad Tuesday to help restore the sudden lack of interior depth.
OCT 31 VIKINGS NAME JAREN HALL STARTER VS. FALCONS The Atlanta Falcons will once again face a backup quarterback this weekend.
Per ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Minnesota Vikings have announced that sixth-round rookie Jaren Hall will start Sunday against the Falcons.
Kirk Cousins was placed on injured reserve with a torn Achilles and the team traded for Arizona Cardinals quarterback Josh Dobbs, but Hall will draw his first NFL start on Sunday.
OCT 30 ARTHUR SMITH TO NAME STARTING QB WEDNESDAY The Atlanta Falcons could have a quarterback controversy on their hands.
After Desmond Ridder suffered a concussion in Sunday’s loss against the Tennessee Titans, Taylor Heinicke relieved him and out-performed him, causing a potential change in quarterbacks.
Coach Arthur Smith told reporters after the game that Ridder’s removal from the game wasn’t based on performance, but he never re-entered the game despite clearing concussion protocols.
Smith told reporters on Monday that he will reveal his starting quarterback on Wednesday.
OCT 29 RIDDER CONCUSSED; HEINICKE IN The Atlanta Falcons are making a change at quarterback.
Desmond Ridder entered the NFL’s concussion protocol and Taylor Heinicke is in at quarterback.
In his first drive, Heinicke threw one pass for seven yards. The Falcons trail 14-6 midway through the third quarter.
OCT 25 LEVIS PREPARING TO START SUNDAY The Atlanta Falcons could be facing a rookie quarterback in his NFL debut on Sunday.
Per NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport, the Tennessee Titans are preparing second-round pick Will Levis to start Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons.
Ryan Tannehill is dealing with an ankle injury, and second-year pro Malik Willis is on the depth chart, but struggled in earlier opportunities. Now, the Titans have a chance to see what they have in Levis and the Falcons will give him his first taste of the NFL.
OCT 24 FALCONS SIGN LACALE LONDON The Atlanta Falcons are making a small change to their 53-man roster.
According to NFL insider Aaron Wilson, the Falcons are signing nose tackle LaCale London. In a corresponding move, the team is cutting defensive lineman Eli Ankou.