Atlanta announces list prior to hosting Los Angeles Chargers in Week 9

ATLANTA — The Falcons have been busy manipulating the 53-man roster in the last 24 hours.

As an update: Atlanta activated Cordarrelle Patterson off injured reserve, and replaced him on IR with Elijah Wilkinson (knee).

Meanwhile, the Falcons released OLB Quinton Bellbut signed defensive lineman Jalen Dalton to the 53-man roster from the practice squad. They also elevated safety Jovante Moffatt and offensive lineman Ryan Neuzel from the practice squad.

Why do we mention all of this? Because it sets up the Falcons inactives list ahead of their matchup with the Chargers at home.

Moffatt’s elevation was an important one as fellow safety Eric Harris was listed as inactive on Sunday.

Harris was limited in practice on Friday with an ankle injury. He was given the game designation of questionable before being ruled out 90 minutes prior to the start of the game.

This news continues to limit the Falcons secondary. With Casey Hayward on IR, A.J. Terrell out again this week as he continues to work through a hamstring injury and Dean Marlowe having been traded to Buffalo on Tuesday, the secondary’s depth continues to be shaken up.

The good news for this secondary is that Jaylinn Hawkins has returned to full health after missing last week’s entirety as he worked through concussion protocol. He will return to his starting spot alongside Richie Grant. As for the cornerbacks, expect Darren Hall and Cornell Armstrong to get the start as they did last week against Carolina, with Isaiah Oliver playing nickel. Dee Alford could come in as relief in any of those spots.

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