Dec 29, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Falcons running back Steven Jackson (39) runs against the defense of Carolina Panthers cornerback Melvin White (23) during the second half at the Georgia Dome. The Panthers defeated the Falcons 21-20. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

The Atlanta Falcons Release Updated 53 Man Depth Chart

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The Atlanta Falcons, like every other team in the NFL, has cut down their team to the “best” 53 players. They also added a bundle of impressive practice squad athletes.

So now, we wonder who starts where and who starts over who. The official site of the Atlanta Falcons, AtlantaFalcons.com, gave us a wide view of who to expect on the field first against the New Orleans Saints on Sunday morning.

Offense

WR Roddy White Harry Douglas Eric Weems
LT Jake Matthews
LG Justin Blalock
C Joe Hawley Peter Konz James Stone
RG Jon Asamoah Gabe Carimi
RT Lamar Holmes Gabe Carimi Ryan Schraeder
TE Levine Toilolo Bear Pascoe
WR Julio Jones Devin Hester Courtney Roby
QB Matt Ryan T.J. Yates Sean Renfree
RB Steven Jackson Jacquizz Rodgers Antone Smith Devonta Freeman
FB Patrick DiMarco

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Nothing much here. TJ Yates wins the starting job over Sean Renfree, and Steven Jackson still has the starting gig over Jacquizz Rodgers. The Falcons have four running backs this season, but the depth chart really isn’t very accurate. They will ground and pound with all of their impressive backs, not just with Jackson or Rodgers.

Lamar Holmes won the starting spot over Gabe Carimi, so the battle for right tackle seems to be obsolete.

As expected, Julio Jones and Roddy White are the starting receivers with Harry Douglas and Devin Hester right on their tail.

Defense

DE Kroy Biermann Osi Umenyiora Stansly Maponga
DT Tyson Jackson Ra’Shede Hageman Cliff Matthews
DT Paul Soliai Corey Peters
DE Jonathan Babineaux Jonathan Massaquoi Malliciah Goodman Tyler Starr
LB Paul Worrilow Tim Dobbins
LB Joplo Bartu Prince Shembo
CB Robert Alford Javier Arenas
CB Josh Wilson Robert McClain Javier Arenas
S William Moore Kemal Ishmael
S Dwight Lowery Dezmen Southward
CB Desmond Trufant

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Like on the offensive side, there are no surprises to this defense.

Desmond Trufant will grab the number one CB spot, while Robert Alford will hold the other side.

Impressive Jonathan Babineaux will have to bring a solid and consistent pass rush from his defensive end spot, as the same goes to Kroy Biermann.

Newly acquired defensive tackles Paul Soliai and Tyson Jackson get the starts in the 4-3 scheme. Again, no surprises.

Conclusion

If you look at this depth chart slowly, you can see that the Atlanta Falcons have a solid team in 2014. They will get a good test against the New Orleans Saints in week one, so they have to bring their A Game.

 

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