Falcons release official depth chart for Saints’ game 

Cornerback Desmond Trufant returned to practice from the concussion protocol, but Brian Poole’s back injury must be lingering since the Falcons signed cornerback Leon McFadden and released running back Terrence Magee on Monday.

Also, left guard Andy Levitre (triceps injury) is listed as the starter, but Ben Garland will get the nod against the Saints.

McFadden, who played at San Diego State, has been with the Browns, Dallas, San Francisco and the New York Giants. He’s played in 34 games and has made two starts. 

He worked out for the Falcons along with Leodis McKelvin on Thursday, Nov. 30. 

McFadden was drafted in the third round of the 2013 draft by the Browns.

McKelvin, 32, was a former first-round pick of the Bills in 2008. The Waycross native played at Troy and spent nine seasons in the NFL, last season with the Eagles.

Here’s the official depth chart for the Saints game: 


WR 11 Julio Jones, 14 Justin Hardy, 19 Andre Roberts

LT 70 Jake Matthews, 74 Ty Sambrailo

LG 67 Andy Levitre, 63 Ben Garland, 64 Sean Harlow

C 51 Alex Mack, 63 Ben Garland

RG 71 Wes Schweitzer, 63 Ben Garland

RT 73 Ryan Schraeder, 68 Austin Pasztor

TE 81 Austin Hooper, 80 Levine Toilolo, 85 Eric Saubert

WR 12 Mohamed Sanu, 18 Taylor Gabriel, 17 Marvin Hall, 15 Nick Williams

QB 2 Matt Ryan, 8 Matt Schaub

RB 24 Devonta Freeman, 26 Tevin Coleman, 28 Terron Ward

FB 40 Derrick Coleman


DE 50 Brooks Reed, 99 Adrian Clayborn, 98 Takk McKinley

DT 92 Dontari Poe, 79 Ahtyba Rubin

DT 97 Grady Jarrett

DE 91 Courtney Upshaw, 90 Derrick Shelby

LB 44 Vic Beasley Jr., 53 LaRoy Reynolds

LB 45 Deion Jones, 56 Sean Weatherspoon

LB 59 De’Vondre Campbell, 42 Duke Riley, 36 Kemal Ishmael

CB 23 Robert Alford, 29 C.J. Goodwin, 33 Blidi Wreh-Wilson

CB 21 Desmond Trufant, 34 Brian Poole, 35 Leon McFadden 

NB 34 Brian Poole, 37 Ricardo Allen

S 37 Ricardo Allen, 27 Damontae Kazee

S 22 Keanu Neal, 20 Sharrod Neasman


K 3 Matt Bryant

KO 5 Matt Bosher

P 5 Matt Bosher

KR 19 Andre Roberts, 14 Justin Hardy

PR 19 Andre Roberts, 18 Taylor Gabriel

LS 47 Josh Harris

H 5 Matt Bosher

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