Falcons injury report: Okudah, Patterson ‘trending in right direction’



FLOWERY BRANCH -- The Falcons didn’t suffer any major injury setbacks in the 24-10 win over the Panthers on Sunday.

“We were actually pretty clean injury-wise from the game which is always a positive,” Falcons coach Arthur Smith said on Monday. “A lot of guys played a lot of snaps. Day after the game soreness, some bumps and bruises, but overall we’re in a pretty good spot there.”

The Falcons are hoping to get running back/wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson (thigh) and cornerback Jeff Okudah (ankle/foot) back. The Falcons (1-0) are set to host the Green Bay Packers (1-0) at 1 p.m. Sunday at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

“With Patterson and Okudah, they are trending in the right direction,” Smith said. “We’ll see what Wednesday looks like for both of those guys.”

Also, the Falcons released running back Godwin Igwebuike on Monday. He was added to the roster on Saturday from the practice squad. If he clears waivers, he’ll likely be signed back to the practice squad.

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