5 things to know about the Falcons on Thursday



FLOWERY BRANCH — The Falcons (2-1) will face the Jacksonville Jaguars (1-2)  in their final exhibition season game at 7 p.m. tonight at the Georgia Dome.

Here are five things to know about the Falcons on Thursday morning:img_0233

1. Starters to play briefly.  The Falcons are set to play their starters briefly in the final exhibition season game.

2. 5 players to watch. Here are five players to watch in the game for the Falcons. Safety Dashon Goldson is set to  make his debut.

3. Get some popcorn. Here’s where to watch and listen to the game.

4. Player moves. The Falcons placed wide receiver Devin Fuller on injured reserve with a shoulder injury and re-signed fullback Will Ratelle. 

5. Bryant to kick. Falcons kicker Matt Bryant has been spending time in a barometric chamber to heal from the tightness. He also sent a message in a tweet to those who are contended that his career is over and that Shayne Graham will be the new long-term kicker. 

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s D. Orlando Ledbetter and Noah Coslov discuss cutting down the preseason, the two players to focus on Thursday night and the preparation for the regular season opener.

ATLANTA FALCONS DEPTH CHART

OFFENSE

WR 11 Julio Jones,16 Justin Hardy, 14 Eric Weems, 6 Corey Washington

LT 70 Jake Matthews, 76 Tom Compton,66 Laurence Gibson

LG 67 Andy Levitre, 71 Wes Schweitzer, 64 Collin Rahrig

C 51 Alex Mack, 63 Ben Garland

RG 65 Chris Chester, 68 Mike Person

RT 73 Ryan Schraeder, 72 Bryce Harris

TE 83 Jacob Tamme, 81 Austin Hooper, 80 Levine Toilolo

86 D.J. Tialavea, 82 Joshua Perkins

WR 12 Mohamed Sanu,19 Aldrick Robinson,15 Nick Williams, 85 J.D. McKissic

QB 2 Matt Ryan, 8 Matt Schaub, 4 Matt Sims

RB 24 Devonta Freeman, 26 Tevin Coleman, 28 Terron Ward, 20 Brandon Wilds

FB 42 Patrick DiMarco, Will Ratelle

DEFENSE

DE 99 Adrian Clayborn, 50 Brooks Reed, 93 Dwight Freeney, 96 Nordly Capi

DT 94 Tyson Jackson , 95 Jonathan Babineaux, 98 Cory Johnson

DT 97 Grady Jarrett, 91 Courtney Upshaw, 92 Joey Mbu

DE 90 Derrick Shelby, 77 Ra’Shede Hageman, 54 Malliciah Goodman

LB 44 Vic Beasley Jr., 41 Philip Wheeler, 52 Tyler Starr

LB 55 Paul Worrilow, 45 Deion Jones, 53 LaRoy Reynolds, 46 Matt Wells

LB 56 Sean Weatherspoon, 59 De’Vondre Campbell

CB 23 Robert Alford, 32 Jalen Collins, 29 C.J. Goodwin

CB 21 Desmond Trufant, 25 Akeem King, 34 Brian Poole, 43 DeMarcus Van Dyke, 33 Devonte Johnson

S 37 Ricardo Allen, 27 Robenson Therezie, 20 Sharrod Neasman

S 22 Keanu Neal, 36 Kemal Ishmael, 38 Dashon Goldson, 40 Damian Parms

SPECIALISTS

K 3 Matt Bryant, 17 Shayne Graham

KO 5 Matt Bosher

P 5 Matt Bosher

KR 26 Tevin Coleman,14 Eric Weems, 87 Devin Fuller, 85 J.D. McKissic

PR 14 Eric Weems, 87 Devin Fuller, 85 J.D. McKissic

LS 47 Josh Harris

H 5 Matt Bosher

ICYMI — TRAINING CAMP STORIES

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Matt Ryan resting well with Alex Mack on hand

Dwight Freeney: ‘I still have a lot to give’

Jones-Sanu tandem is still developing chemistry

Falcons release first 2016 ‘official’ depth chart

Cover 9@9: Sacks are finally important

Freeney excited about working with Vic Beasley    

LG Andy Levitre working to eliminate his penalties

PHOTOS: Falcons prepare for first exhibition game

5 quick questions with offensive line coach Chris Morgan

90-MAN ROSTER ANALYSIS — POSITION BY POSITION

OFFENSE

Atlanta Falcons 90-man roster analysis: Quarterbacks

Atlanta Falcons 90-man roster analysis: Running backs

Atlanta Falcons 90-man roster analysis: Wide receivers

Atlanta Falcons 90-man roster analysis: Tight ends

Atlanta Falcons 90-man roster analysis: Offensive line

DEFENSE

Atlanta Falcons 90-man roster analysis: Defensive line

Atlanta Falcons 90-man roster analysis: Linebackers

Atlanta Falcons 90-man roster analysis: Defensive backs

Atlanta Falcons 90-man roster analysis: Specialists


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