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5 things to know about the Falcons on Wednesday

FLOWERY BRANCH -- The Falcons (1-0) are set to play the Cleveland Browns (0-1) in their second exhibition game at 8 p.m. on Thursday at First Energy Stadium.

Here are five things to know about the Atlanta Falcons on Wednesday.

1. Practice schedule.  The Falcons have walk-through practice today, which is closed to the media and the public. are set to practice from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. The team will travel to Cleveland.

2. Injury report. Running back Terron Ward (ankle), strong safety Kemal Ishmael (shoulder) and kicker Matt Bryant (tightness) will not play in the second exhibition game against the Cleveland Browns. Also, backup center Jake Reed (foot injury) will not play against the Browns.

 4. Shanahan on the offense. Falcons offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan discussed the offense and the play of Matt Ryan with the Atlanta Journal-Constitution heading into the second exhibition game.

5. Parms to get his shot. Falcons first-round pick Keanu Neal is set to make his debut against the Browns. Safety Damian Parms a promising  prospect who played at Florida Atlantic is set to get a shot some extended action because of the shoulder injury to Kemal Ishmael.

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What’s the most significant thing to pay attention to on Thursday night? The AJC’s D. Orlando Ledbetter & Noah Coslov talk Falcons-Browns, Keanu Neal’s debut & Matt Ryan-Kyle Shanahan.



WR 11 Julio Jones, 16 Justin Hardy, 14 Eric Weems, 87 Devin Fuller, 18 Jordan Leslie,

6 Corey Washington

LT 70 Jake Matthews, 76 Tom Compton, 66 Laurence Gibson

LG 67 Andy Levitre, 71 Wes Schweitzer, 64 Collin Rahrig

C 51 Alex Mack, 63 Ben Garland, 69 Jake Reed

RG 65 Chris Chester, 68 Mike Person, 74 Michael Huey, Jordan Walsh

RT 73 Ryan Schraeder, 72 Bryce Harris

TE 83 Jacob Tamme, 81 Austin Hooper, 80 Levine Toilolo, 86 D.J. Tialavea, 82 Joshua Perkins,

49 Arthur Lynch

WR 12 Mohamed Sanu, 19 Aldrick Robinson, 15 Nick Williams, 85 J.D. McKissic, 7 David Glidden

QB 2 Matt Ryan, 8 Matt Schaub, 13 Sean Renfree, 4 Matt Sims

RB 24 Devonta Freeman, 26 Tevin Coleman, 28 Terron Ward, 35 Gus Johnson, 20 Brandon Wilds, 30 Cyrus Gray

FB 42 Patrick DiMarco, 39 Will Ratelle


DE 99 Adrian Clayborn, 50 Brooks Reed, 93 Dwight Freeney, 96 Nordly Capi

DT 94 Tyson Jackson, 95 Jonathan Babineaux, 98 Cory Johnson, 75 Brandon Williams

DT 97 Grady Jarrett, 91 Courtney Upshaw, 92 Joey Mbu

DE 90 Derrick Shelby, 77 Ra’Shede Hageman, 54 Malliciah Goodman, 49 Efe Obada

LB 44 Vic Beasley Jr., 41 Philip Wheeler, 52 Tyler Starr, 48 Ivan McLennan

LB 55 Paul Worrilow, 45 Deion Jones, 53 LaRoy Reynolds, 46 Dominique Tovell

LB 56 Sean Weatherspoon, 59 De’Vondre Campbell

CB 23 Robert Alford, 32 Jalen Collins, 29 C.J. Goodwin, 39 Jordan Sefon, Ryan White

CB 21 Desmond Trufant, 25 Akeem King, 34 Brian Poole, 43 DeMarcus Van Dyke,

33 Devonte Johnson

S 37 Ricardo Allen, 27 Robenson Therezie, 20 Sharrod Neasman

S 22 Keanu Neal, 36 Kemal Ishmael, 40 Damian Parms


K 3 Matt Bryant, 1 Nick Rose

KO 5 Matt Bosher

P 5 Matt Bosher

KR 26 Tevin Coleman, 14 Eric Weems, 87 Devin Fuller, 85 J.D. McKissic

PR 14 Eric Weems, 87 Devin Fuller, 85 J.D. McKissic

LS 47 Josh Harris

H 5 Matt Bosher



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D. Orlando Ledbetter is the Atlanta Falcons beat writer for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.