Falcons released ‘official’ depth chart for Chargers game

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Atlanta Falcons linebacker Courtney Upshaw (91) works during a pass rushing drill during their NFL football practice Thursday, June 16, 2016, in Flowery Branch, Ga. He's the proverbial next man up at the defensive tackle position with Shelby on IR. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Atlanta Falcons linebacker Courtney Upshaw (91) works during a pass rushing drill during their NFL football practice Thursday, June 16, 2016, in Flowery Branch, Ga. He’s the proverbial next man up at the defensive tackle position with Shelby on IR. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

FLOWERY BRANCH — The Falcons (4-2) released their official depth chart for the Chargers (2-4)  game, which is set for 4:05 p.m. on Sunday at the Georgia Dome.

Defensive lineman Derrick Shelby, who suffered an achilles injury against Seattle, was placed on injured reserve Tuesday.

Safety Sharrod Neasman was promoted from the practice squad to the 53-man roster.

Shelby’s injury was announced as a calf injury, but the team trainers were clearly looking at his right foot and ankle area. He left the locker room in a boot and on crutches.

Shelby was signed this offseason by the Falcons as a free agent. He was a part of the defensive line rotation.

In the first six games of the season, he had eight tackles, two tackles for loss, two hits on the quarterback and one pass deflection.

Neasman was signed as an undrafted free agent after a strong college career at Florida Atlantic. Neasman spent the first six weeks of the season on the practice squad.

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

ATLANTA FALCONS’ 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
FB 42 Patrick DiMarco
DEFENSE
DE 50 Brooks Reed, 99 Adrian Clayborn, 93 Dwight Freeney
DT 95 Jonathan Babineaux, 91Courtney Upshaw
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, 54 A.J. Hawk
CB 23 Robert Alford, 29 C.J. Goodwin, 32 Jalen Collins
CB 21 Desmond Trufant, 34 Brian Poole
S 37 Ricardo Allen, 27 Robenson Therezie, 30 Sharrod Neasman
S 22 Keanu Neal, 36 Kemal Ishmael, 38 Dashon Goldson
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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