Falcons injury report: Deion Jones, Ollison, Sheffield return to practice

June 9, 2021 Flowery Branch - Atlanta Falcons running back Qadree Ollison (30) and other offensive players warm up during a mandatory minicamp in Flowery Branch on Wednesday, June 9, 2021. (Hyosub Shin / Hyosub.Shin@ajc.com)

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June 9, 2021 Flowery Branch - Atlanta Falcons running back Qadree Ollison (30) and other offensive players warm up during a mandatory minicamp in Flowery Branch on Wednesday, June 9, 2021. (Hyosub Shin / Hyosub.Shin@ajc.com)

FLOWERY BRANCH -- Falcons running back Qadree Ollison, who missed Sunday’s game with a non COVID-19 related illness, is back healthy and returned to practice Wednesday, coach Arthur Smith said.

Ollison, who’s on the practice squad, led the Falcons in rushing against New England on Nov. 18 and was slated to get more playing time against the Jaguars on Sunday before he became ill.

The Falcons rushed for a season-high 149 yards against the Jaguars and will need all of their running backs going against Tampa Bay at 1 p.m. Sunday at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. The Bucs boast the No. 1 rushing defense in the NFL.

Linebacker Deion Jones (shoulder) and cornerback Kendall Sheffield (hamstring) fully participated in practice. Defensive tackle Jonathan Bullard (ankle), running back Cordarrelle Patterson (resting) and defensive tackle Grady Jarrett (resting) did not participate in practice.

Wednesday, Nov. 24

Full Participation

  • #20 CB Kendall Sheffield (hamstring)
  • #45 LB Deion Jones (shoulder)

Limited Participation

  • N/A

Did Not Participate

  • #84 RB Cordarrelle Patterson (not injury related – resting player)
  • #97 DL Grady Jarrett (not injury related – resting player)
  • #99 DL Jonathan Bullard (ankle)

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