Ex-Falcons WR Calvin Ridley reinstated following 1-year suspension

Former Falcons wide receiver Calvin Ridley was officially reinstated by the league on Monday after serving a one-year suspension for betting on NFL games in 2021.

Ridley, a first-round pick by Atlanta in 2018, was traded to the Jaguars last offseason for a pair of draft picks. The Falcons received a fifth-round pick in 2023 and a conditional pick in 2024.

The 2024 selection will be based on Ridley’s performance this season. If the former Alabama star simply makes the Jaguars’ roster, the Falcons will receive a fourth-round pick.

If Ridley hits certain regular season incentives, the pick becomes a third-rounder, and if Jacksonville signs him to an extension, Atlanta will receive a second-round pick in 2024.

So while Ridley is no longer in Atlanta, his play this season will have an impact on the Falcons’ future. Ridley released a statement following his reinstatement, which you can see below.


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Story originally appeared on Falcons Wire