After his last drill, he talked with Smith and then headed off the field with the Falcons’ security officer. Fowler was noticeably limping, but is active for the game.
He was listed as questionable for the game. Fowler leads the Falcons with 4.5 sacks this season.
Fowler, who signed an incentive-laden contract, can earn an extra $1 million with another half-sack.
After an injury-plagued 2020, Fowler restructured his contract with the Falcons with a heavy dose of incentives. He earns an extra $1 million if he gets to five sacks, $2 million for seven sacks, $3 million if he gets nine sacks and $4 million if he gets to 11.
49ers’ inactives: Running back Elijah Mitchelle, linebacker Azeez Al-Shaair, linebacker Dre Greenlaw, offensive lineman Colton McKivitz and defensive lineman Maurice Hurst.
The Falcons’ run defense with gives up 117 yards (23rd of 32nd in the league) caught a break with Mitchell (concussion/knee) out.
Jeff Wilson and JaMycal Hasty will replace Mitchell, the 49ers leading rusher with 759 yards on the season.
Also, wide receiver Deebo Samuel has been used to help the rushing attack.
Safety Jaguiski Tartt (glute), defensive line D.J. Jones (knee) and cornerback Ambry Thomas (concussion) were questionable, but were not declared inactive.
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Atlanta Falcons schedule and scores
Eagles 32, Falcons 6
Buccaneers 48, Falcons 25
Falcons 17, Giants 14
Washington 34, Falcons 30
Falcons 27, Jets 20
Falcons 30, Dolphins 28
Panthers 19, Falcons 13
Falcons 27, Saints 25
Cowboys 43, Falcons 3
Patriots 25, Falcons 0
Falcons 21, Jaguars 14
Next four games
Tampa Bay at Falcons, 1 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 5
Falcons at Carolina, 1 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 12
Falcons at San Francisco, 4:05 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 19
Detroit Lions at Falcons, 1 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 26