Falcons activate TE Parker Hesse from practice squad IR

The Atlanta Falcons activated tight end Parker Hesse from the practice squad injured reserve list, team reporter Terrin Waack reported on Monday afternoon.

Hesse will replace running back Jacob Saylors’ on the 16-man practice squad while Saylors is headed to the practice squad injured reserve list.

Head coach Arthur Smith named Desmond Ridder the starting quarterback for the remainder of the season. Ridder was benched during Week 8 but now returns to the starting lineup for Sunday’s game against the New Orleans Saints.

Check out the Falcons’ updated 53-man roster and 16-man practice squad heading into Week 12.

Story originally appeared on Falcons Wire