The Falcons are holding out hope for quick returns for tight end Austin Hooper (knee) and running back Devonta Freeman (foot sprain), who both missed the Carolina game.
Both were still listed atop the official depth chart released by the team on Tuesday.
“As for Hoop and Free we’ll see where we are as we go through the week,” Falcons coach Dan Quinn said Monday. “Both of them are definitely trending in the right way. If they are able to participate some of Thursday or Friday that would be a good sign. If they are not, I wouldn’t (play them) without two weeks of practice.”
The team moved Damontae Kazee from backup cornerback to the starting free safety spot.
Here’s the depth chart for the Buccaneers’ game:
WR 11 Julio Jones, 83 Russell Gage, 13 Christian Blake
LT 70 Jake Matthews, 73 Matt Gono
LG 68 77 James Carpenter, 71 Wes Schweitzer
C 51 Alex Mack, 71 Wes Schweitzer
RG 68 Jamon Brown, 71 Wes Schweitzer
RT 76 Kaleb McGary, 74 Ty Sambrailo
TE 81 Austin Hooper, 80 Luke Stocker, 87 Jaeden Graham
WR 18 Calvin Ridley, 14 Justin Hardy, 17 Olamide Zaccheaus, 15 Brandon Powell
QB 2 Matt Ryan, 8 Matt Schaub
RB 24 Devonta Freeman, 23 Brian HIll, 38 Kenjon Barner, 32 Qadree Ollison
FB 40 Keith Smith
DE 98 Takkarist McKinley, 99 Adrian Clayborn
DT 97 Grady Jarrett, 95 Jack Crawford
DT 96 Tyeler Davison, 94 Deadrin Senat
DE 93 Allen Bailey, 50 John Cominsky
DE 44 Vic Beasley, 91 Jacob Tuioti-Mariner
LB 59 De’Vondre Campbell, 54 Foyesade Oluokun
LB 45 Deion Jones, 53 Jermaine Grace
CB 26 Isaiah Oliver, 20 Kendall Sheffield
CB 21 Desmond Trufant, 33 Blidi Wreh-Wilson, 28 Jordan Miller
SS 37 Ricardo Allen, 41 Sharrod Neasman
FS 27 Damontae Kazee. 36 Kemal Ishmael, 35 Jamal Carter
K 7 Younghoe Koo
KO 7 Younghoe Koo
P 9 Ryan Allen
LS 47 Josh Harris
H 9 Ryan Allen
KOR 38 Kenjon Barner
PR Kenjon Barner
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