To this point, the Falcons have remained relatively injury-free, outside of a few minor issues. However, the health of Marlon Davidson has prevented us from seeing what the 2020 second-round selection can offer in his first season. The Falcons defensive line looks like it could be much improved — at least on paper, but they’ll need Davidson to have a substantial impact.
That could be coming soon. According to Dan Quinn, Davidson is nearing a return to the field; however, Quinn also said that he will need a few weeks to get back up to speed as far as his conditioning goes.
Dan Quinn says Marlon Davidson will return to the field "soon" but that it will "take a few weeks to get into the right space" from a conditioning standpoint.
— William McFadden (@willmcfadden) September 1, 2020
Since Davidson has barely participated in training camp, it’s hard to imagine him having much of an impact early, but he does seem to have the right mindset, even when he’s not able to play. A couple of days ago, Davidson said he’s been following Grady Jarrett around “like a gnat at a barbecue.”
Hopefully, with it being less than two weeks away from the Falcons home opener, Davidson finds himself back on the field this week. If that happens, perhaps he can contribute in Week 1, but it looks like it will be a little while before he earns a starting role.