5 Falcons who’s arrow is pointing downward

Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Simms (4) calls signals at the line in the first quarter of an NFL preseason football game against the Atlanta Falcons, Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Don Wright)

FLOWERY BRANCH — The Falcons can carry the entire roster through the four exhibition games this season because of a rule change, but some players have hurt their chances of making the final 53-man roster through two games.

Here’s are five players who’s arrow is pointing downward for the Falcons (We’re giving rookie tight end Eric Saubert a break since he’s trying to make the jump up from Drake. But by the fourth exhibition games he needs to show something.):

–Deante Burton, wide receiver. He missed tackle on the punt return for a down and has dropped two passes.

–Brian Hill, running back. Hasn’t shown much in two games.

–Jermaine Grace, linebacker. He missed the game against the Steelers with a hamstring injury. He’s in the “can’t make the club in the tub” group for now.

–Marvin Hall, wide receiver. He dropped a potential touchdown pass on a nice throw from backup quarterback Matt Simms. He was targeted eight times and caught just two passes.

–Deji Olatoye, cornerback. had a pass interference call and he lined up in the neutral zone in the third quarter to eliminate a team sack.

2017 EXHIBITION SEASON

STEELERS 17, FALCONS 13

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DOLPHINS 23, FALCONS 20

Report card: Dolphins 23, Falcons 20

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What Devonta Freeman had to say after the 23-20 loss

What Dan Quinn had to say about the loss to the Dolphins

 

 


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