Falcons release ‘official’ depth chart for the Oakland game

As the Falcons prepare for the Raiders, the AJC’s D. Orlando Ledbetter and Noah Coslov look at the issues facing the team and the biggest concerns this week in Oakland.

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FLOWERY BRANCH – The Falcons released their official depth chart for the Oakland game, which is set for 4:25 p.m. on Sunday at O.CO Coliseum.

Both of the Falcons starting wide receivers – Julio Jones and Mohamed Sanu – have ankle injuries. They are backed up on the depth chart by Justin Hardy and Aldrick Robinson.

Tevin Coleman is listed as the No. 1 kickoff return although Eric Weems handle the punt and kickoff returns against Tampa Bay.

Keanu Neal, who’s recovering from knee surgery, is listed as the third strong safety. Although Falcons coach Dan Quinn wouldn’t rule him out for Sunday, he’s not expected to play.

Neal will likely make his NFL debut against the Saints on Monday Night Football.

(The team calls it an ‘unofficial’ depth chart. But if they are releasing it, for our purposes that makes it pretty official.)

Fans watch from the stands before a preseason NFL football game between the Oakland Raiders and the Seattle Seahawks Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

Fans watch from the stands before a preseason NFL football game between the Oakland Raiders and the Seattle Seahawks Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

ATLANTA FALCONS OFFICIAL DEPTH CHART

OFFENSE

WR 11 Julio Jones, 16 Justin Hardy, 14 Eric Weems

LT 70 Jake Matthews, 76 Tom Compton

LG 67 Andy Levitre, 68 Mike Person

C 51 Alex Mack, 63 Ben Garland

RG 65 Chris Chester, 71 Wes Schweitzer

RT 73 Ryan Schraeder, 76 Tom Compton

TE 83 Jacob Tamme, 81 Austin Hooper, 80 Levine Toilolo, 82 Joshua Perkins

WR 12 Mohamed Sanu, 19 Aldrick Robinson, 18 Taylor Gabriel

QB 2 Matt Ryan, 8 Matt Schaub

RB 24 Devonta Freeman, 26 Tevin Coleman, 28 Terron Ward

FB 42 Patrick DiMarco

 DEFENSE

DE 50 Brooks Reed, 99 Adrian Clayborn, 93 Dwight Freeney

DT 95 Jonathan Babineaux, 90 Derrick Shelby

DT 97 Grady Jarrett, 91 Courtney Upshaw

DE 94 Tyson Jackson, 77 Ra’Shede Hageman

LB 44 Vic Beasley Jr., 41 Philip Wheeler

LB 45 Deion Jones, 55 Paul Worrilow, 53 LaRoy Reynolds

LB 59 De’Vondre Campbell, 56 Sean Weatherspoon

CB 23 Robert Alford, 29 C.J. Goodwin

CB 21 Desmond Trufant, 34 Brian Poole

S 37 Ricardo Allen, 27 Robenson Therezie

S 36 Kemal Ishmael, 38 Dashon Goldson, 22 Keanu Neal

SPECIALISTS

K 3 Matt Bryant

KO 5 Matt Bosher

P 5 Matt Bosher

KR 26 Tevin Coleman, 14 Eric Weems

PR 14 Eric Weems, 16 Justin Hardy

LS 47 Josh Harris

H 5 Matt Bosher

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