The Falcons and Jaguars are set for a date across the pond. The pair will meet in London for a Week 4 tilt among a couple of clubs with playoff aspirations.
Both are coming off devastating losses. Atlanta was throttled in Detroit by the Lions while Jacksonville played one of the sloppiest games of the season as the Texans beat their division foe.
In terms of injuries, each side is dealing with ailments.
For the Falcons, a familiar name continues to appear on the injury report. Cordarrelle Patterson is still nursing a thigh injury that has kept him out for the club’s first three games.
Patterson told reporters last week that he was “very confident” he would play Sunday against the Lions. I suppose it makes sense to play it safe with a 32-year-old, who has dealt with injuries since joining the Falcons.
“I’m in Year 11, my body doesn’t heal like it did 11 years ago. Just trying to be smart. It’s a long season,” Patterson stated last week.
Here’s the injury designations from Wednesday’s practice:
• Joker Cordarrelle Patterson (thigh)
• WR Josh Ali (ankle)
Did Not Practice
• DL Calais Campbell (veteran rest)
• S Antonio Johnson (hamstring)
• LB Josh Allen (shoulder)
• S Andrew Wingard (shoulder)
• OL Anton Harrison (ankle)
• DL Folorunso Fatukasi (shoulder)
Did Not Practice
• WR Zay Jones (knee)
• LB Devin Lloyd (thumb)
One important note is Jeff Okudah not appearing, which is great news. He made his Falcons debut against his former team last week but played in a limited capacity on a snap count. Hopefully, that isn’t there this week. More than likely, he’ll slowly be ramped up and won’t be a full go for another couple of weeks.
For the Jaguars, Devin Lloyd and Zay Jones didn’t practice — two starters. Josh Allen, the Jags’ best pass rusher, is dealing with a shoulder injury. It seems, once again, the Falcons will have the health advantage.
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