Coach Quinn: Bryant to be evaluated Thursday

Falcons kicker battling hamstring injury, game status uncertain

Wendy Adams
October 31, 2018 - 2:28 pm

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The Atlanta Falcons are back to work at Flowery Branch this week as they prepare for the Washington Redskins on Sunday. Last week's bye came at just the right time as the Falcons continued to battle injuries up until the very last game.

On Tuesday, the Falcons announced they had signed Pro-Bowl offensive guard Zane Beadles and waived DT Michael Bennett. The move comes after the team placed right guard Brandon Fusco was placed on IR.

However, Falcons Head Coach Dan Quinn, who joined John and Hugh on Wednesday morning, said the plan isn't to start Beadles at guard but at tackle.

“We scouted him and thought he had versatility at guard and tackle,” Coach Quinn said. “While he’ll start at tackle, he's someone we respected.”

Kicker Matt Bryant, who strained his hamstring after making a 56-yard field goal in the win over the Tampa Bay Bucs, will be back at practice on Thrusday. His status though, remains up in the air this week.

“He making progress. We've got to get him out there to kick and see where he stands and how (the hamstring) feels. We will have a better assessment on it (on Thursday). We’ve not ruled him out there for this week.”

Meanwhile, there was a bit of good news on the offensive side of the football; wide-receivers Mohamed Sanu, who was battling a hip injury before last week's bye, and Calvin Ridley, ankle, would be 100 percent at practice this week.