Injury report: Elijah Wilkinson out for personal reason

Credit: Jason Getz /

Credit: Jason Getz /

SEATTLE -- Elijah Wilkinson, the Falcons’ starting left guard, did not practice in order to tend to a personal matter on Thursday.

Colby Gossett and Chuma Edoga worked at his position at Husky Stadium.

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Also, cornerback Darren Hall (knee) was upgraded to full from limited on Wednesday.

Earlier in the week, Falcons coach Arthur Smith said Wilkinson, a former offensive tackle, played well Sunday against the Rams. He beat out incumbent Jalen Mayfield for the position in training camp.

“Elijah has handled that transition really well,” Smith said Monday. “I thought (Sunday) was his best game. It was a heck of a challenge. You get matched up, they moved (Aaron) Donald to a lot of spots, which we anticipated. ... Our guys handled it; they adapted.”

Mayfield is on injured reserve and may have a hard time unseating Wilkinson upon his return.

Gossett, who played at North Forsyth High, started one game last season, while Edoga, who played at McEachern, was claimed on waivers Sept. 1. Edoga played in 24 games for the Jets and made 12 starts between 2019 and 2021 at tackle.

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Sept. 11: Saints 27, Falcons 26

Sept. 18: Rams 31, Falcons 27

Sun., Sept. 25 at Seattle, 4:25 p.m.

Sun., Oct. 2, Cleveland, 1 p.m.

Sun., Oct. 9, at Tampa Bay, 1 p.m.

Sun., Oct. 16 vs. San Francisco, 1 p.m.

Sun., Oct. 23 at Cincinnati, 1 p.m.

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