Falcons rule out RB Freeman (foot), TE Hooper (knee)
All three were ruled out Friday. Freeman sustained a sprained foot in last weekend’s upset victory over New Orleans, while Hooper went down with a sprained knee. Ishmael won’t play against the Panthers because of a concussion.
The Falcons (2-7) will have starting cornerback Desmond Trufant, who is set to play for the first time since Week 5. He’s been out with a toe injury.
Quarterback Matt Ryan was limited in practice throughout the week while dealing with an ankle injury. But he will make his second straight start at Carolina.
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Updated November 15, 2019