Friday, October 2, 2015, 6:45pm
Thursday, October 1, 2015, 7:11pm
Wednesday, September 30, 2015, 6:25pm
Friday, September 25, 2015, 7:02pm
Friday, September 18, 2015, 6:37pm
Wednesday, September 16, 2015, 6:08pm
Falcons WR Devin Hester (toe) did not practice Wednesday.
Monday, September 14, 2015, 5:48pm
WR Devin Hester
LB Brooks Reed
LB Joplo Bartu
RB Devonta Freeman
T Jacob Matthews
S Robenson Therezie
WR Sharod White
Friday, September 11, 2015, 6:21pm
Falcons WR Devin Hester (toe) missed practice again Friday.
Thursday, September 10, 2015, 6:19pm
Falcons WR Devin Hester (toe) missed practice Thursday.
White, 33, had right elbow surgery on Aug. 24 after he was a surprise scratch from the second exhibition game against the New York Jets on Aug. 21.
While White returned, wide receiver/returner Devin Hester did not practice because of a toe injury.
White had his elbow heavily padded, but it was strong enough to throw and catch passes with Hester and wide receiver Julio Jones.
As expected, White is set to play in the season-opener against the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday Night Football at 7:10 p.m. at the Georgia Dome. White’s injury opened up a chance for young receivers Justin Hardy and Nick Williams to impress and make the 53-man roster. Leonard Hankerson started in White’s spot over the final three exhibition games. White was one of our veteran WRs to target around the mid-way point of drafts and owners should have him available for Week 1 it looks like.
The Atlanta Falcons have some intriguing options at wide receiver heading into 2015. This includes the obvious options of Julio Jones and Roddy White, but also Leonard Hankerson, Devin Hester and none other than rookie Justin Hardy. Hardy, for one, is a player who has massive upside and potential. Brian Jones of 247Sports is obviously a big believer in this, as he called Hardy the "secret weapon" for the Falcons.
"The answer is simple. It’s always good to have a plethora of weapons on offense, but Hardy is a weapon that no one will be talking about until the 2015 season gets rolling and makes plays. And the reason that Hardy will be a secret weapon is also simple. Hardy played at a smaller school (East Carolina), and he’s not the biggest receiver as he stands a shade over six-feet tall." Jones explained.
He continued by breaking down exactly what Hardy did during his career with the Pirates.
"But being overlooked is nothing new to Hardy. In fact, East Carolina did not offer him a scholarship his freshman year. He made his way on the team as a walk-on, but earned a scholarship the following season. From there, he became the NCAA’s career all-time reception leader, and was awarded the Burlsworth Trophy which is given to the most outstanding player who started his career as a walk-on." said Jones.
It's hard to argue with his point. Hardy has serious potential and the fact that he fell to the fourth-round in the 2015 NFL draft was a bit of a surprise to everyone. The Falcons nabbed the talented receiver and have to be happy about where they got him.
Hardy likely won't get drafted in typical leagues and he's way down our WR list. Jones and White are obviously the studs, but it's not out of the question Hardy could earn some playing by passing Hankerson and Hester on the depth chart. Right now he's just a name to keep in the back of your mind.
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