Falcons flex TE Jared Pinkney, two others to active roster for Week 17

Matt Urben
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The Atlanta Falcons (4-11) don’t have much to lose in their season finale other than draft positioning. On Saturday, the team announced that three practice squad players, WR Chris Rowland, WR Devin Gray and TE Jared Pinkney, have been flexed to the active roster for Sunday’s game.

All three players are were undrafted free agents. Gray came into the league back in 2018, while both Pinkney and Rowland were signed in 2020.

Falcons receiver Brandon Powell has been ruled out for Sunday’s game, which will likely give Rowland a chance to handle the team’s kick-return duties against the Buccaneers.

Pinkney, who was a productive player during his time at Vanderbilt, will be making his NFL debut. During his four college seasons, the Commodores tight end recorded 114 catches, 1,560 receiving yards and 14 touchdowns.

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