Falcons injury report: Cordarrelle Patterson will be game-time decision

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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Hurst, Bates an Sheffield declared out for game

Falcons running back/wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson has a sprained ankle and could miss the game against New England on Thursday night.

Patterson has practiced all week, but that could be misleading because the practices have been light. He’s officially listed as questionable on the final official injury report.

Tight end Hayden Hurst (ankle), cornerback Kendall Sheffield (hamstring) and special teamer Darren Bates (groin) were ruled out for the game.

“We’ll see,” Falcons coach Arthur Smith said about Patterson. “He’s practiced all week. It’s a short week. It’s not like it’s been any kind of Junction Boys-style practices, but he’s participated. We’ll make the best decision (on Thursday). Probably, pregame. We’ll take that one all the way up (to the inactive deadline 90 minutes before kickoff).”

Patterson’s injury was not announced during the game at the Cowboys on Sunday. He played only 15 snaps in the 43-3 blowout and five snaps on special teams. He showed up on the Monday injury report and was listed as limited with an ankle injury.

Patterson, 30, has been one of the Falcons’ top offensive weapons. He helped win the game over the Saints with a 64-yard reception in the final minute that led to the game-winning field goal.

Patterson has 116 touches for 776 yards and seven touchdowns for the Falcons this season.

Patterson played for New England during the 2018 season.

Here’s the official injury report for Wednesday:

Wednesday, Nov. 17

Atlanta did not practice Wednesday. The Wednesday practice report is an estimate.

Full Participation

  • #85 TE Lee Smith (back)
  • #99 DL Jonathan Bullard (concussion)

Limited Participation

  • #32 S Jaylinn Hawkins (ankle)
  • #84 RB Cordarrelle Patterson (ankle)

Did Not Participate

  • #20 CB Kendall Sheffield (hamstring)
  • #53 LB Daren Bates (groin)
  • #81 TE Hayden Hurst (ankle)

Wednesday, Nov. 17 – Game Report

Questionable

  • #32 S Jaylinn Hawkins (ankle)
  • #84 RB Cordarrelle Patterson (ankle)

Doubtful

  • N/A

Out

  • #20 CB Kendall Sheffield (hamstring)
  • #53 LB Daren Bates (groin)
  • #81 TE Hayden Hurst (ankle)

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