Falcons injury report: Patterson, Hawkins back, Ollison not present

Atlanta Falcons running back Cordarrelle Patterson (84) runs against the New Orleans Saints during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 7, 2021, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)
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Atlanta Falcons running back Cordarrelle Patterson (84) runs against the New Orleans Saints during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 7, 2021, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

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FLOWERY BRANCH -- Falcons running back/wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson (ankle) and safety Jaylinn Hawkins (ankle) were back at practice Wednesday.

Both did not play in the previous game, Nov. 18 against the Patriots. Quarterback Matt Ryan who suffered a toe injury in that game, was at practice.

“I feel pretty good today,” Ryan said before going to practice.

Running back Qadree Ollison, who was the Falcons’ leading rusher against the Patriots, was not present during the open portion of practice. He was not listed on the injury report.

Hawkins fully participated in practice, and Patterson was limited.

Getting Patterson and Hawkins back will provide a boost to the Falcons’ offense and defense. Patterson is the team’s leading rusher (303 yards), second leader in receiving yards (473) and leader in touchdown receptions (five).

Hawkins plays safety, and his return would allow free safety Erik Harris to slide down and play in a big nickel package.

Also, cornerback Kendall Sheffield (hamstring) and defensive tackle Jonathan Bullard (ankle) did not practice.

Wednesday, Nov. 24

Full Participation

  • No. 32 S Jaylinn Hawkins (ankle)

Limited Participation

  • No. 84 RB Cordarrelle Patterson (ankle)

Did Not Participate

  • No. 20 CB Kendall Sheffield (hamstring)
  • No. 99 DL Jonathan Bullard (ankle)

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