Falcons release official depth chart for Bills game 

The Falcons released their official depth chart for the game against the Buffalo Bills at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Mercedes Benz-Stadium.

While there were no major changes on the chart released Tuesday, there are several possible lineup scenarios for the game due to injuries. In addition, defensive tackle Joe Vellano was added behind Grady Jarrett and cornerback Deji Olatoye was removed.  

With Vic Beasley out with a hamstring strain/tear,  rookie Takkarist McKinley played 48 of the 70 defensive snaps (69 percent) and finished with two tackles, one sack, two tackles for a loss, a quarterback hit and a batted pass in the 30-26 win over the Detroit Lions last Sunday.

Beasley is not expected back until after the bye week.

Starting free safety Ricardo Allen suffered a concussion on a big hit he laid on Detroit wide receiver T.J. Jones in the fourth quarter. He's the league's concussion protocol program. Quinn said that rookie Damontae Kazee is ready to start if needed. Like Allen, Kazee played cornerback in college and has been converted to free safety.

Ty Sambrailo is ready to start at right tackle if Ryan Schraeder remains in the concussion protocol program. 

Reserve defensive tackle Courtney Upshaw, who’s listed in the depth chart as a starting defensive end, didn’t play last week with an ankle injury. His status for the Buffalo game is unknown. 

Here’s the depth chart:


WR 11 Julio Jones, 14 Justin Hardy, 19 Andre Roberts

LT 70 Jake Matthews, 74 Ty Sambrailo

LG 67 Andy Levitre, 64 Sean Harlow

C 51 Alex Mack, 63 Ben Garland

RG 71 Wes Schweitzer, 63 Ben Garland

RT 73 Ryan Schraeder, 68 Austin Pasztor

TE 81 Austin Hooper, 80 Levine Toilolo, 85 Eric Saubert

WR 12 Mohamed Sanu, 18 Taylor Gabriel, 15 Nick Williams

QB 2 Matt Ryan, 8 Matt Schaub

RB 24 Devonta Freeman, 26 Tevin Coleman, 28 Terron Ward, 25 Brian Hill

FB 40 Derrick Coleman


DE 50 Brooks Reed, 99 Adrian Clayborn, 98 Takk McKinley

DT 92 Dontari Poe, 95 Jack Crawford

DT 97 Grady Jarrett, 94 Joe Vellano 

DE 91 Courtney Upshaw, 90 Derrick Shelby

SLB 44 Vic Beasley Jr.

MLB 45 Deion Jones, 56 Jermaine Grace

WLB 59 De'Vondre Campbell, 42 Duke Riley, 36 Kemal Ishmael, 52 Jordan Tripp

CB 23 Robert Alford, 29 C.J. Goodwin, 33 Blidi Wreh-Wilson

CB 21 Desmond Trufant, 34 Brian Poole, 

S 37 Ricardo Allen, 20 Sharrod Neasman, 27 Damontae Kazee

S 22 Keanu Neal, 36 Kemal Ishmael


K 3 Matt Bryant

KO 5 Matt Bosher

P 5 Matt Bosher

KR 19 Andre Roberts, 14 Justin Hardy

PR 19 Andre Roberts, 18 Taylor Gabriel

LS 47 Josh Harris

H 5 Matt Bosher

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