Falcons’ injury report: McGary, Mack get rest day

091320 Atlanta: Atlanta Falcons Kaleb McGary (left) and Chris Lindstrom block Seattle Seahawks Jarran Reed for Matt Ryan in a NFL football game on Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020 in Atlanta.   “Curtis Compton / Curtis.Compton@ajc.com”
091320 Atlanta: Atlanta Falcons Kaleb McGary (left) and Chris Lindstrom block Seattle Seahawks Jarran Reed for Matt Ryan in a NFL football game on Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020 in Atlanta. “Curtis Compton / Curtis.Compton@ajc.com”

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Credit: Curtis Compton / Curtis.Compton@

Falcons right tackle Kaleb McGary received a rest day and did not practice Thursday.

Also, center Alex Mack (rest), cornerback Jordan Miller (oblique), wide receiver Calvin Ridley (foot), defensive end Dante Fowler (hamstring) and defensive end Takk McKinley (groin) did not practice.

McGary suffered a right knee injury in the second game against Dallas and did not play the following week against Chicago. Matt Gono, who was lined up with the first team, started for McGary.

McGary, who has been stout for most of the season, had a rough outing in the most recent game, against the Panthers when he struggled against Brian Burns.

Over 458 snaps, he has allowed only three sacks over seven games, which projects to 6.4 on the season. That would be a major improvement from the league-leading 13 sacks he allowed last season as a rookie.

Here’s the official injury report for Thursday:

Full Participation

  • No. 20 CB Kendall Sheffield (concussion/wrist)
  • No. 87 TE Jaeden Graham (knee)

Limited Participation

  • No. 83 WR Russell Gage (shoulder/knee)

Did Not Participate

  • No. 18 WR Calvin Ridley (foot)
  • No. 28 CB Jordan Miller (oblique)
  • No. 51 C Alex Mack (not injury related – rest)
  • No. 56 DE Dante Fowler Jr. (hamstring)
  • No. 76 T Kaleb McGary (not injury related – rest)
  • No. 98 DE Takk McKinley (groin)

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Raiders at Falcons at 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 29

Saints at Falcons at 1 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6

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