“That’s the only fair thing to do,” Smith said about playing Rosen. “We signed him. We have to figure out this backup quarterback spot. So, you’ll see him play at some point Sunday night.”
Smith wouldn’t say if the Falcons are committed to Rosen past Sunday’s game.
“We’ll just see how it goes,” Smith said. “The way we kind of look at the roster is that it’s always fluid. We’ll continue to look to improve it any way possible at every position. We’re excited that he’s here, and he’ll be given every opportunity, like everybody else on the roster.”
The Falcons must cut to 53 players by 4 p.m. Tuesday and have said they’ll monitor the waiver wire. After finishing 4-12 last season, they have the fourth spot in the waiver pecking order and could snap up several players.
Smith didn’t have a full evaluation of Rosen’s first practice.
“It was Day 1,” Smith said. “I’m not a real hot-take guy. He’s done everything that we’ve asked him so far. We’ll go in there, and we’ll add some more plays for him tomorrow and see how he handles it.”
Ryan said, “I thought he did good.”
Davis out: Running back Mike Davis was not at practice Wednesday. Cordarelle Patterson and Qadree Ollison took snaps with the first-team offense.
Smith said Davis was tending to a personal matter.
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