Falcons release official depth chart for Panthers’ game

Credit: AP

Credit: AP

FLOWERY BRANCH – Right tackle Kaleb McGary went back to the No. 1 right tackle spot after spending a week on the league’s reserve/COVID 19 list in the depth chart released by the team on Tuesday.

The Falcons (3-3) are set to host the Carolina Panthers (3-4) at 1 p.m. Sunday at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

Jason Spriggs played at 64 snaps against the Dolphins in the 30-28 victory on Sunday.

Also, Mike Davis remains listed as the No. 1 running back a week after the Falcons had Cordarrelle rush a season-high 14 times for 60 yards. Davis had just four carries for 10 yards.

With Dante Fowler on injured reserve, Ade Ogundeji is listed as the top left outside linebacker and is backed up by Jacob Tuioti-Mariner. Linebacker Brandon Copeland is listed as the backup for right outside linebacker Steven Means.

“We went through a lot of different guys at outside (linebacker),” Falcons coach Arthur Smith said. “Ade played well. Means, (Brandon Copeland). There’s a lot of ways to do it, you know, so, that’s what it is.

Fowler’s injury was not announced during the game in London. He turned up on the injury list the Wednesday after the bye week and then went on IR on the Friday before facing the Dolphins.

“I mean Dante played that whole game in London, and we feel like that’s the best thing for him and then for the team, so we’ll see where we’re at after New Orleans.” Smith said about Fowler’s potential return.

Here’s the Falcons’ official depth chart heading into the Panthers’ game:

OFFENSE

WR - Calvin Ridley, Tajae Sharpe or Christian Blake

TE - Kyle Pitts, Lee Smith

LT - Jake Matthews, Jason Spriggs

LG - Jaylen Mayfield, Josh Andrews

C - Matt Hennessy, Drew Dalman

RG - Chris Lindstrom, Drew Dalman

RT – Kaleb McGarry, Jason Spriggs, Colby Gossett

TE - Hayden Hurst, Keith Smith, *Feleipe Franks (Was part of TE/QB package vs. Giants)

WR - Russell Gage, Olamide Zaccheaus, Frank Darby

RB - Mike Davis, Cordarrelle Patterson, Wayne Gallman

*FB -- Keith Smith, Cordarrelle Patterson (Added to reflect that they played the position in the opener.)

QB - Matt Ryan, Josh Rosen, Feleipe Franks

DEFENSE

DL - Grady Jarrett, Marlon Davidson

NT - Tyeler Davison, Ta’Quon Graham

DL - Jonathan Bullard, Mike Pennel, John Cominsky

OLB - Steven Means, Brandon Copeland

ILB - Deion Jones, Mykal Walker

ILB - Foyesade Oluokun, Dorian Etheridge

OLB – Adetokunbo Ogundeji, Jacob Tuioti-Mariner (Dante Fowler on IR)

LCB - A.J. Terrell, T.J. Green, Darren Hall

FS - Erik Harris, Jaylinn Hawkins

SS - Duron Harmon, Richie Grant

RCB - Fabian Moreau, Avery Williams, Kendall Sheffield

SPECIAL TEAMS

K - Younghoe Koo

P - Dustin Colquitt

LS - Josh Harris

H - Dustin Colquitt

PR - Avery Williams, Olamide Zaccheaus

KOR - Cordarrelle Patterson

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