Siemian has played in 28 NFL games and made 25 starts. He’s 13-12 as a starter.
Saints coach Sean Payton, who was trying to make the Falcons prepare for two quarterbacks, waited until Friday to announce that Siemian will start Sunday.
Quarterback Taysom Hill returned to practice Wednesday for the Saints. He suffered a concussion against the Washington Football Team on Oct. 10.
“You always have to be prepared so coming into training camp, we wouldn’t only catch from Jameis Winston,” Smith said. “We didn’t only catch from Taysom Hill. We caught from all four quarterbacks, (including) Trevor Siemian.”
The Saints’ receivers are prepared for both quarterbacks.
“You never know what’s going to happen, so I would say training camp and (the exhibition games) prepared (us) for whatever quarterback may play,” Smith said. “We are going to be prepared.”
Hill went 3-1 as a starter last season, including beating the Falcons in the second matchup. He was replacing Drew Brees, who was out with broken ribs.
The Saints will be without their top receiver Michael Thomas, who went on social media this week to announce that he’d be out for the season.
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Atlanta Falcons Schedule
Eagles 32, Falcons 6
Buccaneers 48, Falcons 25
Falcons 17, Giants 14
Washington 34, Falcons 30
Falcons 27, Jets 20
Falcons 30, Dolphins 28
Panthers 19, Falcons 13
Next Four Games
Falcons at Saints, 1 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 7
Falcons at Cowboys, 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 14
Patriots at Falcons, 8:20 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 18
Falcons at Jacksonville, 1 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 28