Falcons injury report: Cordarrelle Patterson out of practice, resting knee

FLOWERY BRANCH -- Falcons running back Cordarrelle Patterson, after rushing for a career-high 141 yards Sunday, did not practice Wednesday and Thursday, according to the team’s official injury report.

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Patterson was listed as “resting player, knee” on the injury report on both days. Falcons coach Arthur Smith was not available to explain the designation, and the Falcons have a policy not to let players who didn’t practice speak to the media.

Patterson was named the NFC Offensive Player of the Week for Week 3, the NFL announced Wednesday.

Patterson rushed 17 times and had a touchdown run Sunday in the 27-23 win over Seattle.

Patterson reached 20.7 mph on his 40-yard run in the third quarter, according to Next Gen Stats. It the fastest time recorded by a Falcon this season and the fourth fastest among all running backs in the NFL.

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Sept. 11: Saints 27, Falcons 26

Sept. 18: Rams 31, Falcons 27

Sept. 25 Falcons 27, Seahawks 23

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

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

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

Oct. 23 at Cincinnati, 1 p.m.

Oct. 30 vs. Carolina, 1 p.m.

Nov. 6 vs. Los Angeles Chargers, 1 p.m.

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Nov. 20 vs. Chicago, 1 p.m.

Nov. 27 at Washington, 1 p.m.

Dec. 4 vs. Pittsburgh, 1 p.m.

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Dec. 24 at Baltimore, 1 p.m.

Jan. 1 vs. Arizona, 1 p.m.

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