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  Falcons | Matt Ryan picked off twice in road loss    Sun Nov 22, 06:28 PM

Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan completed 19-of-37 passes for 232 yards, no touchdowns and two interceptions in Week 11 against the New Orleans Saints.

Footballguys view: Ryan was under pressure all day from the Saints defense and ineffective with Julio Jones on the sidelines for most of the game. He won't be a viable play in 1QB leagues against the Raiders next week unless Jones can go.

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  Falcons | Matt Ryan tosses three touchdowns    Sun Nov 8, 07:27 PM

Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan completed 25-of-35 passes for 284 yards, three touchdowns and one interception in Week 9 against the Denver Broncos and he added 10 rushing yards.

Footballguys view: Ryan had a good game, but it could have been even better if the Broncos hadn't allowed the Falcons to open up a three touchdown lead. The Falcons get the Saints out of the bye next week and they should get Calvin Ridley back, so Ryan will be a QB1 for Week 11.

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  Falcons | Matt Ryan throws for 281 on TNF    Fri Oct 30, 12:08 AM

Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan completed 21 of 30 passes for 281 yards, no touchdowns and an interception against the Carolina Panthers on Thursday, Oct. 29. Ryan also ran for 27 yards and a touchdown on six attempts.

Footballguys view: Ryan's rushing score salvaged his night for fantasy leagues. The Falcons were able to move the ball consistently, but settled for four field goals. Losing Calvin Ridley during the game also hampered Ryan's fantasy output. He'll face the Broncos at home in a promising matchup, but Ridley is probably not going to play with the bye up in Week 10.

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  Falcons | Matt Ryan goes over 300 yards    Sun Oct 25, 05:42 PM

Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan ended up 31-of-42 for 338 yards, one touchdown and no interceptions in Week 7 against the Detroit Lions.

Footballguys view: Ryan had a good game with Julio Jones for the second straight week. He's a matchup QB1 on Thursday at Carolina.

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  Falcons | Matt Ryan not a trade option    Sun Oct 25, 11:16 AM

Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan is not a candidate to be moved before the trade deadline, according to sources.

Footballguys view: The salary cap implications are just too much. Ryan could still be moved in a deal next year if the Falcons are in full rebuild.

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  Falcons | Four touchdowns for Matt Ryan    Sun Oct 18, 05:31 PM

Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan went 30-for-40 for 371 yards and four touchdowns against the Minnesota Vikings in Week 6.

Footballguys view: Ryan had a massive game against a Vikings defense that had slowed down Russell Wilson for most of the game last week. Having Julio Jones back was all of the difference against Minnesota. Ryan should be considered a solid QB1 start at home against the Lions next week.

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  Falcons | Owner doesn't commit to Matt Ryan    Tue Oct 13, 01:43 AM

Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan has a fan in team owner Arthur Blank, although the owner said Monday, Oct. 12 that Ryan's future depends on the team's new head coach and general manager and what Ryan wants to do moving forward.

Footballguys view: That may be painful for some Falcons fans out there, but this is the correct approach for Blank. A new head coach and GM may not want to be saddled with a veteran quarterback. Ryan could be considered a 'bridge' quarterback to the next guy for the new regime. He has a cap number of $40.9 million next year, along with a salary of $23 million...so getting rid of him is going to be complicated. Stay tuned.

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  Falcons | Matt Ryan doesn't throw touchdown    Sun Oct 11, 08:25 PM

Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan completed 21-of-37 passes for 226 yards, no touchdowns and one interception in Week 5 against the Carolina Panthers.

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  Falcons | Matt Ryan looks to get back on track    Wed Oct 7, 09:50 PM

Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan will look to get back on track in Week 5 against the Carolina Panthers after failing to throw a touchdown in Week 4 on the road against the Green Bay Packers. He threw for 313 yards and two touchdowns on Dec. 8 last season against the Carolina Panthers at home, and he went over 300 yards in each of the two matchups with three scores and no interceptions in the two meetings.

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  Falcons | Matt Ryan throws for 285 yards    Tue Oct 6, 12:49 AM

Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan completed 28-of-39 passes for 285 yards, no touchdowns and no interceptions in Week 4 against the Green Bay Packers while adding 10 rushing yards.

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  Falcons | Matt Ryan doesn't do much in Week 3    Sun Sep 27, 06:26 PM

Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan completed 19-of-38 passes for 238 yards, one touchdown and one interception in Week 3 against the Chicago Bears.

Footballguys view: Ryan could have had a bigger day but the pass offense went into a shell when the Falcons went up 16 and he also lost Russell Gage during the game. We'll see if Gage or Julio Jones can return for a Monday night game against the Packers. Ryan is a dicey play on the road either way.

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  Falcons | Matt Ryan lights up Dallas in Week 2    Mon Sep 21, 12:09 AM

Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan finished 24-of-36 for 273 yards and four touchdowns in Week 2 against the Dallas Cowboys. Ryan added four carries for 16 more yards.

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  Falcons | Matt Ryan throws for 450 yards    Mon Sep 14, 12:00 AM

Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan completed 37 of his 54 pass attempts for 450 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in a 38-25 loss to the Seattle Seahawks in Week 1.

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  Falcons | Matt Ryan on point the last two seasons    Mon May 18, 09:30 PM

Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan led all quarterbacks with 440 on-target passes in 2019, according to Sports Info Solutions. Ryan finished third with 474 on-target passes in 2018, trailing only Ben Roethlisberger (489) and Andrew Luck (485).

Footballguys view: The Falcons are built around Ryan and they have improving weapons in the passing game. He's been a top-10 fantasy quarterback each of the last three years and this year Fantasy GMs are drafting him at QB10 (8.03) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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  Falcons | Matt Ryan reworks contract    Mon Mar 23, 01:42 PM

Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan has agreed to restructure his contract, which will create salary cap space for the team.

Footballguys view: They had to make room in the salary cap after signing RB Todd Gurley and LB Dante Fowler in free agency. No details yet on just how Ryan reworked his deal to help out the team.

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  Falcons | Week 17 final stats for Falcons    Sun Dec 29, 04:53 PM

Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan finished up with 30-of-51 passes for 313 yards, one touchdown and no interceptions in Week 17 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. RB Devonta Freeman led the way with 18 rushes for 58 yards while adding two receptions for 15 yards. WR Julio Jones posted seven catches for a team-best 78 yards on 13 targets, while WR Russell Gage chipped in with seven grabs for 68 yards on 13 targets. TE Austin Hooper also checked in with seven receptions for 45 yards on nine targets. LB Deion Jones recorded a fumble recovery and a 27-yard interception return for touchdown in overtime.

Footballguys view: The Falcons will keep the band together and if the offensive line stays healthy they could be a 2020 success story. Devonta Freeman could be a cap casualty, making the Falcons a possible landing spot for Kenyan Drake, Melvin Gordon or a high running back draft pick.

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  Falcons | Matt Ryan's contract adjusted    Sat Dec 28, 04:42 PM

Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan had his contract restructured to convert some of his base salary for the 2020 season into a bonus paid out Friday, Dec. 27.

Footballguys view: The Falcons moved around some money with DT Grady Jarrett too. These moves give the Falcons about $12 million more in salary cap space. Ryan is under contract through the 2023 season.

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  Falcons | Matt Ryan throws for 384 yards    Sun Dec 22, 04:49 PM

Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan went 32-for-45 for 384 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 16.

Footballguys view: Ryan was only adequate for fantasy in a great matchup. The Falcons might have been doing enough to save Dan Quinn's job next year, with Dirk Koetter's status unclear. The arrow for the Falcons offense should be pointing up next year with better offensive line play.

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  Falcons | Matt Ryan gets it done late    Mon Dec 16, 12:18 AM

Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan went 25-of-39 for 210 yards and two touchdowns in Week 15 against the San Francisco 49ers. He also ran five times for 27 yards.

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  Falcons | Matt Ryan effective in winning effort    Sun Dec 8, 06:18 PM

Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan completed 20-for-34 passing for 313 yards, two touchdown and no interceptions vs. the Carolina Panthers in Week 14 on Sunday, Dec. 8.

Footballguys view: Ryan was solid against the Panthers and a 93-yard pass play to Olamide Zaccheaus made his fantasy afternoon. Calvin Ridley got banged up and San Francisco is up next, so we might not go to Ryan in Week 15.

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  Falcons | Matt Ryan won't be shut down    Fri Nov 29, 09:33 AM

Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan won't be shut down for the final four games, according to head coach Dan Quinn. Ryan has been sacked 15 times over the last two games.

Footballguys view: Ryan has had an ok statistical year, but it has been a disastrous season for his team. It's possible that he has a new head coach and offensive coordinator next year.

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  Falcons | Matt Ryan battered in loss    Fri Nov 29, 01:28 AM

Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan threw 50 passes, completing 35 for 312 yards, 2 TDs and 2 INTs during the team's loss to the New Orleans Saints on Thursday, Nov. 28. Ryan also ran three times for 21 yards.

Footballguys view: Ryan had the ball most of the night but couldn't get it done when it mattered in the loss. He was a solid fantasy play on volume and that will be the hope in Week 14 against Carolina, with a prayer candle lit for Julio Jones getting back on the field.

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  Falcons | Matt Ryan takes part in practice    Mon Nov 25, 05:44 PM

Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan (ankle) fully participated in practice Monday, Nov. 25. The Falcons did not hold a practice Monday, so this is an estimation.

Footballguys view: Ryan should be good to go against the Saints on Thanksgiving night. With this injury hampering his play, Fantasy GMs should consider him a low-end QB1 in Week 13.

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  Falcons | Matt Ryan finishes with 271 yards    Sun Nov 24, 06:15 PM

Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan went 23-for-46 for 271 yards, zero touchdowns and one interception against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 12.

Footballguys view: Ryan was a dud in a great matchup, casting doubt on whether he should be played again this year. He'll face the Saints on Thanksgiving night next.

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  Falcons | Matt Ryan not on injury report    Fri Nov 22, 06:48 PM

Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan (ankle) fully participated in practice Friday, Nov. 22, and is not on the injury report for Week 12.

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  Falcons | Week 12 injury report for Atlanta    Fri Nov 22, 05:45 PM

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman (foot), TE Austin Hooper (knee) and S Kemal Ishmael (head) did not practice all week and have been ruled out for Week 12 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. CB Kendall Sheffield (illness) did not practice after appearing on the injury report Friday, Nov. 22, and is listed as questionable. DEs John Cominsky (ankle) and Takkarist McKinley (shoulder) were limited in practice Friday and are also listed as questionable. DE Adrian Clayborn (groin) was limited in practice for a second straight day Friday but no longer appears on the injury report. WR Julio Jones (foot), QB Matt Ryan (ankle) and CB Desmond Trufant (toe) were full participants Friday and have also been removed from the injury report.

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  Falcons | Matt Ryan a full participant    Thu Nov 21, 06:48 PM

Updating a previous report, Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan (ankle) fully participated in practice Thursday, Nov. 21.

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  Falcons | Atlanta's Thursday practice report    Thu Nov 21, 04:34 PM

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman (foot), S Kemal Ishmael (concussion), TE Austin Hooper (knee) and DE Takkarist McKinley (shoulder) did not participate in practice Thursday, Nov. 21. DEs John Cominsky (ankle) and Adrian Clayborn (groin) were limited. CB Desmond Trufant (toe), QB Matt Ryan (ankle) and WR Julio Jones (foot) were upgraded to a full practice.

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  Falcons | Matt Ryan back on field    Thu Nov 21, 02:30 PM

Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan (ankle) returned to practice Thursday, Nov. 21, a day after sitting out with an ankle issue.

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  Falcons | Matt Ryan doesn't practice Wednesday    Wed Nov 20, 04:52 PM

Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan (ankle) didn't participate in practice Wednesday, Nov. 20.

Footballguys view: Ryan is just resting his ankle here. Against the Buccaneers in Week 12, Ryan is a must start for Fantasy GMs.

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  Falcons | Matt Ryan finishes with 311 yards    Sun Nov 17, 04:02 PM

Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan went 21-for-31 for 311 yards and one touchdown against the Carolina Panthers in Week 11.

Footballguys view: Ryan wasn't under pressure often as the Falcons were in the lead wire to wire. He was a solid single if you played him and his arrow is pointing back up entering a great matchup against Tampa in Atlanta.

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  Falcons | Matt Ryan not on injury report    Fri Nov 15, 08:19 PM

Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan (ankle) was limited during practice Friday, Nov. 15, but is not on the injury report for Week 11.

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  Falcons | Atlanta's Week 11 injury report    Fri Nov 15, 03:54 PM

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman (foot), S Kemal Ishmael (concussion) and TE Austin Hooper (knee) did not practice all week and have been ruled out for Week 11 versus the Carolina Panthers. CB Desmond Trufant (toe), DE John Cominsky (ankle), P Ryan Allen (ankle) and QB Matt Ryan (ankle) were limited in practice Friday, Nov. 15, but no longer appear on the injury report. S Damontae Kazee (shoulder), S Sharrod Neasman (hamstring), TE Luke Stocker (knee) and OG Wes Schweitzer (concussion) practiced in full Friday and have also been removed from the injury report.

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  Falcons | Matt Ryan a limited participant    Thu Nov 14, 04:27 PM

Updating a previous report, Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan (ankle) was limited during practice Thursday, Nov. 14.

Footballguys view: Ryan moved well converting third downs with scrambles last week so we wouldn't worry about this injury heading into the matchup at Carolina.

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  Falcons | Matt Ryan back at practice    Thu Nov 14, 02:37 PM

Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan (ankle) returned to practice Thursday, Nov. 14, after sitting out the previous day.

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  Falcons | Matt Ryan sits out Wednesday    Wed Nov 13, 07:18 PM

Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan (ankle) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Nov. 13.

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  Falcons | Matt Ryan throws two touchdowns    Sun Nov 10, 03:53 PM

Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan went 20-for-35 for 182 yards, two touchdowns and one interception against the New Orleans Saints in Week 10.

Footballguys view: Ryan had a tough matchup so we didn't expect ceiling numbers. Next week at Carolina is probably another floor to middling game, but then Atlanta gets three straight divisional games at home.

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  Falcons | Matt Ryan not on injury report    Fri Nov 8, 06:30 PM

Atlanta Falcons RB Matt Ryan (ankle) was limited during practice Friday, Nov. 8, but is not on the injury report for Week 10.

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  Falcons | Atlanta's injury report for Week 10    Fri Nov 8, 04:00 PM

Atlanta Falcons DE John Cominsky (ankle) and RB Ito Smith (neck) were held out of practice all week and have been ruled out for Week 10 versus the New Orleans Saints. OG Wes Schweitzer (concussion) did not practice for a second straight day on Friday, Nov. 8, and has also been ruled out. CB Desmond Trufant (toe) was a limited participant all week and is listed as questionable. QB Matt Ryan (ankle) and OG Jamon Brown (foot) were also limited participants in practice all week but have been removed from the injury report. OG James Carpenter (knee) and TE Jaeden Graham (knee) were upgraded to full participation Friday and also no longer appear on the injury report.

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  Falcons | Matt Ryan to return Sunday    Fri Nov 8, 01:18 PM

Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan (ankle) will start in Week 10 against the New Orleans Saints, head coach Dan Quinn announced Friday, Nov. 8.

Footballguys view: Ryan will face a tough defense in a hostile environment, so he's not an automatic play this week. He also might still be affected by his ankle injury.

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  Falcons | Matt Ryan limited again    Thu Nov 7, 05:13 PM

Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan (ankle) was limited during practice Thursday, Nov. 7.

Footballguys view: All signs point to Ryan returning this weekend, but check back Sunday morning just in case if he remains limited tomorrow. He has a tough matchup at the Superdome anyway, so it might be better to bench him if you have another viable option.

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  Falcons | Matt Ryan limited    Wed Nov 6, 05:17 PM

Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan (ankle) was limited during practice Wednesday, Nov. 6.

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  Falcons | Matt Ryan not on field Monday    Mon Nov 4, 06:13 PM

Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan (ankle) did not participate in practice Monday, Nov. 4.

Footballguys view: The Falcons had a bye in Week 9, but the plan was for Ryan to return in Week 10. We'll see if he can get back out there later in the week.

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  Falcons | Matt Ryan should return after bye    Mon Oct 28, 04:07 PM

Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan (ankle) should be ready to play after the team's Week 9 bye, according to head coach Dan Quinn. Quinn said Ryan likely would be able to play if the team had a game this week.

Footballguys view: Matt Schaub will go back to being the backup to Ryan. We'll know more about his playing status after the team's bye week.

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  Falcons | Matt Ryan ruled out for Week 8    Sat Oct 26, 03:56 PM

Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan (ankle) was ruled out for Week 8 Saturday, Oct. 26.

Footballguys view: This is what we all thought would happen. They tried to say that Ryan would be a game-time decision but when they activated Danny Etling off their practice squad it signaled that Ryan would miss Week 8. Matt Schaub gets the start for the Falcons on Sunday.

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  Falcons | QB move bad sign for Matt Ryan?    Sat Oct 26, 02:29 PM

Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan (ankle) is more unlikely to start in Week 8, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter, after the team promoted QB Danny Etling from the practice squad to thre active roster Saturday, Oct. 26.

Footballguys view: Schefter is on the right track here. The Falcons have given themselves an option at backup QB in case Matt Schaub has to start on Sunday. Fantasy GMs likely have a better choice at quarterback than a banged up Matt Ryan (if he plays) in Week 8.

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  Falcons | Matt Ryan decision to come Saturday    Sat Oct 26, 09:33 AM

A decision on the playing status of Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan (ankle) for Week 8's game against the Seattle Seahawks will come Saturday, Oct. 26, according to head coach Dan Quinn.

Footballguys view: Ryan could play through this ankle injury on Sunday. If there are any concerns, the team could let veteran Matt Schaub take over or even get the start. Fantasy GMs likely have better options than a banged up Ryan in Week 8.

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  Falcons | Matt Ryan officially limited Friday    Fri Oct 25, 06:55 PM

Updating previous reports, Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan (ankle) was limited during practice Friday, Oct. 25, and is listed as questionable for Week 8.

Footballguys view: Ryan is considered a game-time decision for Sunday's contest against the Seahawks. There's a chance that Ryan is able to play with this ankle problem. If there are any concerns or setbacks, then veteran Matt Schaub would take over for the Falcons at quarterback.

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  Falcons | Atlanta's injury report for Week 8    Fri Oct 25, 03:45 PM

Atlanta Falcons RB Ito Smith (concussion, neck), OG James Carpenter (knee) and CB Desmond Trufant (toe) did not practice all week and have been ruled out for Week 8 versus the Seattle Seahawks. QB Matt Ryan (ankle) was upgraded to a limited practice Friday, Oct. 25, and is listed as questionable. DT Grady Jarrett (abdomen) was upgraded to a limited practice Friday and no longer appears on the injury report.

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  Falcons | Matt Ryan a game-time decision    Fri Oct 25, 12:57 PM

Updating a previous report, Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan (ankle) returned to practice Friday, Oct. 25, after missing the previous two days, and head coach Dan Quinn said afterward that Ryan's Week 8 status will boil down to a game-time decision Sunday, Oct. 27. Ryan will be listed as questionable on the Week 8 injury report.

Footballguys view: Ryan will be a boom/bust QB1 against Seattle if he can go and he will boost the prospects of the whole offense. The team has a bye in Week 9 if they are feeling conservative and want to get Ryan more rest.

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