The Falcons will be without one of their best offensive weapons against the Patriots when Cordarrelle Patterson was ruled out for Thursday night’s game. Patterson was restricted during training this week with an ankle injury, and Arthur Smith said Wednesday that he would be a match-time decision. Without Patterson, the Falcons will have to rely on a city-committee approach when it comes to the offensive offense.
In other inactive news, the Falcons will also be without Jaylinn Hawkins. He is also dealing with an ankle injury. Dean Pees said Wednesday that security was damaged before the Dallas game. He was unable to play last Sunday and was restricted during training this week.
The Falcons have chosen to keep a number of rotating defensive linemen out, including former starter Tyeler Davison. Marlon Davidson and John Cominsky also join Davison on the inactive list.
The Falcons are also down when the organization announced earlier Thursday that Hayden Hurst (ankle) should be placed on injured reserves along with OLB and special teams player Daren Bates (groin). To compensate for the lack of depth in certain areas, Falcons OLB signed Emmanuel Ellerbee and TE Parker Hesse to the active 53-man roster. They also used a standard training team elevation at WR Marvin Hall and safety Shawn Williams. With Josh Andrews on the reserve / COVID-19 list, this gave way to RB Qadree Ollison, on whom the Falcons used a COVID-19 height.
Here is the full list of Falcons inactive: