The return of MyCole Pruitt was most welcome, however the accompanying information concerning how the Falcons have created roster house for him is very unwelcome. Per the group, they’ve positioned Calais Campbell on the non-football harm checklist and have waived Caleb Huntley with a failed bodily designation.
We’ll begin with the most important identify and the most important human being right here. Campbell’s harm might not be an enormous deal—we actually hope it’s not an enormous deal—and all we actually learn about it’s that he suffered it, as Scott Bair and Tori McElhaney write, “outdoors of sanctioned football-related actions.” Which may imply a twisted ankle whereas strolling the canine or one thing extra severe, however once more, we don’t know simply but.
What we do know is that Campbell may be restored to the lively roster at any time from this checklist, and if he’s nonetheless on it after the cutdown to a 53 man roster, he may be positioned on the reserve NFI checklist initially of the season. If that occurs, Campbell won’t be able to play the primary six weeks of the season, and the group can open a 3 week follow window to lively him at any level after that. If Campbell’s ailment is extreme sufficient, in different phrases, there’s an opportunity we received’t see him till properly into the 2023 NFL season. Contemplating he’s anticipated to be a significant cog on protection given his constant excellence, that will be dangerous information for Atlanta, so let’s hope that’s not the case.
Huntley’s information comes shortly after he was added to the bodily unable to carry out checklist by the group, which makes this a little bit of a shocker. He was waived with a failed bodily designation, which can point out that he’s a good distance away from getting back from his harm. My hope is that we’ll see Huntley again in Atlanta sooner or later—he was wonderful for Atlanta a yr in the past—however for the second he’s searching for a brand new group. No matter the place he finally ends up, my fingers are crossed that Huntley is wholesome earlier than later.
That is disagreeable information for a Tuesday afternoon, and as Bair and McElhaney be aware, Arthur Smith will in all probability present an replace of kinds tomorrow when he speaks to the media. For now, we’re left to attend and see what information we get about Campbell and surprise what the Falcons will do about their present injury-depleted depth at operating again.