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Calvin Ridley taken off injury report, will play Week 11

Calvin Ridley is dealing with a foot injury and looks to return in Week 11 coming out of the Falcons’ bye.

Calvin Ridley #18 of the Atlanta Falcons celebrates his two point conversion reception against the Detroit Lions during the second half at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on October 25, 2020 in Atlanta, Georgia. Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

Friday PM update: Ridley isn’t listed on the game-status portion of the injury report and will play against the Saints, per Jason Butt.

Friday AM update: Before practice, Falcons coach Raheem Morris said a Ridley decision will likely take into the weekend, per D. Orlando Ledbetter. Look for him to be listed as questionable on the final injury report.

Thursday update: Ridley was limited at practice on Wednesday and is back on the practice field on Thursday, per D. Orlando Ledbetter. His status is unclear for Sunday, but he’s trending in the right direction.

The Atlanta Falcons return from their bye this week, traveling to face the New Orleans Saints in Week 11. Atlanta is hoping to have a critical weapon back for quarterback Matt Ryan as Calvin Ridley is starting to do individual work as he recovers from a foot sprain. The Falcons practiced on Monday, and head coach Raheem Morris said Ridley did some running on the side with trainers, per D. Orlando Ledbetter.

The Falcons do not need to release an official injury report until Wednesday, although right now it sounds like Ridley will be listed as limited. Morris said the team would have a better handle on his status on Wednesday starting with some individual work.

“We should have a better feel for him on Wednesday, getting him in here, getting him into individual drills, getting him into a little bit of team work and see how he goes, talking him through it and just seeing where he’s at little by little, step by step in order to get him to Sunday and see if we can get him going,” Morris said.

In the team’s last game, against the Broncos, Hayden Hurst led the team in targets (8), with Julio Jones tops among receivers (7). Olamide Zaccheaus had six targets and led the team with 103 yards and a touchdown on four receptions. Russell Gage, Brandon Powell, and Christian Blake all caught passes as well.