Atlanta Falcons promote CB Deante Burton from practice squad (ATC-SIM)

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The Atlanta Falcons got a little crazy with the cuts a few days ago http://www.authenticsatlantafalcons.com/cheap-desmond-trufant-jersey , and actually cut one too many players. With only a 52 man roster, the rumor has been the team would sign a veteran after game one, when base deals are no longer guaranteed. If you thought, “hey, they could probably have anyone on the active roster, just in case,” then you would be right. Dan Quinn may have kept the spot open in case they needed to promote Jeff Overbaugh in for an injured Josh Harris. After today’s practice, the team filled that last roster spot.For the uninitiated, Deante Burton was a former wide receiver in college, and is going through the Dan Quinn cornerback transformation. We saw some success from C.J. Goodwin, briefly, after making the same position switch. He’s got great speed for a 6-foot-2 corner, but obviously his role would be best as spot duty on defense, or more likely on special teams. He was on the team’s practice squad last year, so Quinn definitely likes his potential.On Thursday night Youth Keanu Neal Jersey , Burton will almost certainly be inactive. Blidi Wreh-Wilson did not participate today, and Isaiah Oliver was limited with an ankle injury. Burton is probably just providing some depth. After Atlanta can sign a veteran without guaranteeing their salary, there’s a good chance that Burton drops back down to the practice squad. If Harris is indeed healthy, Atlanta will almost have their complete team at 100%, while the Philadelphia Eagles will be short Carson Wentz, Alshon Jeffery, and perhaps a few other impact players.Takkarist McKinley injury: Stud pass rusher, three others out Sunday against the Saints Earlier today, the Falcons had Takk McKinley listed as not practicing, and then as a limited participant. It turned out that distinction wasn’t all that important, however, because Takk is now out against the Saints this Sunday. Unfortunately, he’s not alone. Starting running back Devonta Freeman, reserve defensive end Derrick Shelby and reserve linebacker Corey Nelson are all going to miss the game. Thankfully, it sounds like Julio Jones will play. This is objectively bad news. Takk was the team’s most productive pass rusher at defensive end thus far in 2018 http://www.falconsauthorizedshops.com/authentic-de_vondre-campbell-jersey , and without him, there’s just not a lot of punch at the position against the Saints. Vic Beasley has been very quiet, Brooks Reed runs hot and cold, and Steven Means has promise but is entirely new to the team. The Falcons will likely line up Jack Crawford and Grady Jarrett at end in shorter-yardage situations, as Jarrett in particular can win off the edge if need be. The pass rush is going to be a problem against a quality Saints offense, though, no matter what.We expected Freeman to be out, which leaves Tevin Coleman and Ito Smith as a scary 1-2 punch against the Saints, especially after they did great work against Carolina’s beefy front seven a week ago. We’ll have to see if Wes Schweitzer can repeat his excellent performance in Week 3, but the offense looks like it’s in strong shape against New Orleans. The defense, on the other hand, is probably going to scuffle, and we’ll just have to hope it’s not enough to lose the Falcons the game.We’ll also hope for a swift recovery for Takk in particular. The injury situation this year has been brutal.

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