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Sport Falcons place CB Darqueze Dennard on IR with hamstring injury

23:11  29 september  2020
23:11  29 september  2020 Source:   profootballrumors.com

Falcons place A.J. Terrell on reserve/COVID-19 list

  Falcons place A.J. Terrell on reserve/COVID-19 list Atlanta Falcons cornerback A.J. Terrell has been placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list, making him the first NFL player to miss a game this season due to the coronavirus. © Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports Atlanta Falcons cornerback A.J. Terrell has been placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list. Terrell, the No. 16 overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, will miss Week 3 against the Chicago Bears. Now, NFL’s COVID-19 safety protocols will be put to the test in a big way. Since NFL teams reported for training camp, the league has been riding a wave of momentum with its system working just as the league imagined.

Already down first-round cornerback A.J. Terrell, the Falcons will be without another key cover man Monday night against the Packers. They placed Darqueze Dennard on IR on Tuesday.

a football player holding a baseball bat: Atlanta Falcons defensive back Darqueze Dennard (34) injured his hamstring. © Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports Atlanta Falcons defensive back Darqueze Dennard (34) injured his hamstring.

Dennard is battling a hamstring injury. The Falcons signed the former Bengals first-round pick late in the offseason and used him as a full-time player over the first three weeks. Dennard, a six-year Bengals contributor, has played 86% of Atlanta’s defensive snaps.

Falcons CB A.J. Terrell tests positive for COVID-19

  Falcons CB A.J. Terrell tests positive for COVID-19 Terrell must now go through the protocols in order to return to the team. He will miss Sunday’s game against the Bears.The Falcons placed cornerback A.J. Terrell on the reserve/COVID list Saturday. Players do not have to test positive to land on the list, but Adam Schefter of ESPN.com points to this news happening because of a Friday positive test. The team found out about the test results overnight, per Tom Pelissero of NFL.com, who adds that Terrell was not at the team’s walkthrough Saturday. No additional positive tests have occurred since the Falcons learned of Terrell’s.

The Falcons still have Terrell on the reserve/COVID-19 list, from which he can be activated ahead of the Packers game. But for now, a Falcons defense that continues to struggle against the pass is down two key performers. The team has yet to see 2019 fourth-round pick Kendall Sheffield play this season because of a foot injury, but Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com tweets the second-year corner is out of a walking boot.

The Falcons followed up their Cowboys collapse by allowing the Bears to erase a 16-point fourth-quarter deficit, adding obvious importance to their game in Green Bay.

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