The Falcons have announced Calvin Ridley is out for Week 5 with a personal issue.
Russell Gage (ankle) has also been declared out for the Falcons' trip to London to take on the Jets, leaving the Falcons hopelessly undermanned in their receiver corps. The nature of Ridley's issue is unclear, but the Falcons are on bye in Week 6, so he will presumably be back with the team by Week 7. In Ridley and Gage's absence, Olamide Zaccheaus will be the Falcons' "No. 1 receiver," with Tajae Sharpe and Christian Blake mixing in behind. It places enormous pressure on Kyle Pitts and Cordarrelle Patterson to make big plays, and also shores up Mike Davis' floor as Patterson continues to erode it.
Oct 7, 2021, 1:36 PM ET