Karlos Dansby continues to put up decent numbers while Haason Reddick continues to share time with Josh Bynes at the other ILB spot. In Week 2 Reddick once again played about 80% of the snaps. Deone Bucannon could be back in the near future after returning to practice on a limited basis last week.
Robert Nkemdiche made his 2017 debut playing 19 uneventful snaps against the Colts. He will be on the watch list over the next few weeks as he works back into the starting role.
If there was any doubt about Tyvon Branch after Week 1, he removed it by playing every snap again in Week 2 and posting a respectable 4-3-0 with a pass defended despite a weak matchup with the Colts.
The Falcons defense took a big hit in Week 2 when Vic Beasley went down with a serious hamstring injury. Early reports have him missing at least a month. Rookie Takkarist McKinley took on a bigger role after Beasley left and may be in line for his first NFL start in Week 3. Adrian Clayborn was also banged up in the game, but the lack of news suggests it was nothing serious.