The Atlanta Falcons got some good news and some bad news at Thursday’s practice. Running back Cordarrelle Patterson (thigh) did not participate, putting his status back in jeopardy for Sunday’s game against the Lions.
Patterson was not listed on Wednesday’s practice report, so it’s a bit of a surprise to see him out again. On the bright side, linebacker Troy Andersen is officially out of the NFL’s concussion protocol and should be good to go for Week 3.
Check out the full Thursday injury reports for both teams below.
Falcons Week 3 injury report
Lions Week 3 injury report
Okudah's former coach thinks he can be dominant
Aaron Glenn still thinks ex-Lions CB Jeff Okudah can be a dominant player in NFL https://t.co/yZLe7aaPzP
— Dave Birkett (@davebirkett) September 21, 2023
“He has the capability to do that,” Lions defensive coordinator Aaron Glenn said Thursday in Allen Park. “I mean, he has all the physical traits that you look for at that position and he works his butt off. I know for a fact he’s doing that down there cause he gets a second chance and we text each other quite a bit, so we still have a good relationship.”
“In retrospect, I have to think of it in retrospect, I wouldn’t say I felt indifferent about it, but in retrospect I’m just really glad to be here,” Okudah told ESPN. “So I guess you could say it worked well for both sides.” — via Dave Birkett, Detroit Free Press
Cordarrelle Patterson to resume kick return duties
Falcons ST coordinator Marquice Williams said if Cordarrelle Patterson plays Sunday, he'll be Atlanta's kick returner.
— Michael Rothstein (@mikerothstein) September 21, 2023
Twitter loses mind over aerial shot of Falcons RB Bijan Robinson
NFL fans on Twitter lost their minds over an aerial shot of Falcons RB Bijan Robinson running the ball in slow motion https://t.co/g0iej75fov
— The Falcons Wire (@TheFalconsWire) September 21, 2023