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Data as of September 26, 2021.
|4||Away||Green Bay Packers|
|11||Away||New Orleans Saints|
|12||Home||Las Vegas Raiders|
|13||Home||New Orleans Saints|
|14||Away||Los Angeles Chargers|
|15||Home||Tampa Bay Buccaneers|
|16||Away||Kansas City Chiefs|
|17||Away||Tampa Bay Buccaneers|
The Falcons elevated Green from their practice squad Saturday, Michael Rothstein of ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: The Falcons will be without Russell Gage (ankle) and Frank Darby (calf) on Sunday, so Green will have a good chance to make his NFL debut against the Giants. The 24-year-old wideout posted 31 catches for 616 yards and eight touchdowns during his last healthy season at Arizona State.
September 25, 2021 2:40 PM EST
Smith worked out with the Panthers on Friday, Joe Person of The Athletic reports.
Analysis: Smith failed to make the Vikings' 53-man roster to begin the regular season, but he's had workouts with Washington and Carolina in September. The 26-year-old was one of four running backs who worked out for the Panthers on Friday after Christian McCaffrey (hamstring) exited Thursday's win over Houston.
September 24, 2021 6:17 PM EST
Zaccheaus is the next man up at wide receiver with Russell Gage (ankle) ruled out for Sunday's game against the Giants, D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
Analysis: Zaccheaus caught five of 10 targets for 116 yards and a TD in two starts last year, otherwise operating as Atlanta's No. 4 receiver. He then played just 26 percent of offensive snaps in Week 1 this season, before seeing 58 percent share and four targets (2-22-0) in the Week 2 loss to Tampa. His increase in playing time largely came in the slot, with Zaccheaus jumping from four snaps there in Week 1 to 18 in Week 2. Gage's ankle sprain played a role, though Zaccheaus wasn't exactly a priority for the Atlanta passing game even in his new role. That could again be the case this Sunday, as new OC Arthur Smith seems to be building his passing game around Calvin Ridley, Kyle Pitts and the running backs. Ideally, the Falcons would probably like some of those dump-offs to the RBs to become deep shots to Ridley or Zaccheaus, but it hasn't worked out that way so far.
September 24, 2021 10:10 AM EST
Gage (ankle) has been ruled out for Sunday's game at the Giants, Michael Rothstein of ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: Gage was injured during the Week 2 loss to Tampa and didn't practice at all this week. He's been targeted just nine times on 57 routes this year, catching five passes for 28 yards while playing 60.4 percent of snaps. Gage's absence should free up more playing time for Olamide Zaccheaus -- and possibly Christian Blake or Tajae Sharpe -- but none is likely to see a high volume of targets in a struggling Atlanta offense that has largely focused on Calvin Ridley, Kyle Pitts and the running backs so far.
September 24, 2021 9:39 AM EST
Gage (ankle) wasn't seen during the early portions of Friday's practice, Michael Rothstein of ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: Gage was unable to practice Wednesday and Thursday due to the ankle injury, and it appears he's headed for another absence Friday. The 25-year-old's availability for Sunday's matchup with the Giants is severely in question.
September 24, 2021 8:43 AM EST