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Falcons list WR Justin Hardy as punt and kick returner for Eagles game This is the weekend where the NFL regular season really begins to come into focus. With the Falcons playing on Thursday night Youth Brian Poole Jersey , we’re getting a head start on everyone else. Today we’re getting a little bit of a surprise, courtesy of Vaughn McClure:To be fair, Justin Hardy had been one of the front runners for punt returner throughout the preseason. The surprise here is seeing him listed as the kickoff returner as well. The Falcons surprised quite a few people when they gave Calvin Ridley quite a few reps at kickoff returner. His success at the position led many to believe it would be a role he’d carry into the regular season.Now, all of this is subject to change, but this move makes sense. Ridley figures to be a big part of the offense this year while Hardy’s role has been minimal the past couple of years. The team probably doesn’t want to risk injury during kickoff returns for their first round pick. What are your thoughts on Hardy potentially taking on both roles?UPDATE: It appears that Vaughn has deleted the source tweet Youth Takkarist McKinley Jersey , which originally read “Falcons release for Eagles game has Justin Hardy listed as the kickoff and punt returner.” We will update this article if we find out more.UPDATE 2: The Falcons official depth chart for the game does confirm Justin Hardy at both kickoff returner and punt returner.Falcons vs. Bengals odds: Atlanta’s high-powered offense makes them a favorite in Week 4 The Atlanta Falcons are looking ahead to a season filled with doubts, and all they can really do in the face of all those is take this thing one week at a time. For one more week, at least, they’ll be favored doing so.At home, potentially facing down a Bengals team minus A.J. Green Youth Calvin Ridley Jersey , and fresh off back-to-back offensive explosions, Atlanta’s a nearly six point favorite (it’s five points) against a quality Cincinnati team. If you think that’s not giving Cincy enough credit—they did win their first two games by the identical scores of 34-23—bear in mind that they’re fresh of a disappointing loss to the Panthers and have only beaten the Colts and Ravens, and Atlanta’s been slicing defenses into julienne peppers. The Falcons’ defense is the primary concern here, and if the Bengals are really out A.J. Green and have a limited-at-best Joe Mixon returning, their offense isn’t nearly as fearsome as the Saints’. That should enable the Falcons to hang on in a shootout Womens Robert Alford Jersey , though we have yet to see what the team’s new safety tandem does in a full game.Be cautiously optimistic about this one, as we’ll need to be throughout what promises to be a crazy 2018 season.
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