Falcons WR Calvin Ridley Returns From ‘Mental Health Break’

Calvin Ridley

Getty Calvin Ridley #18 of the Atlanta Falcons.

Matt Ryan will have his No. 1 option back today in wide receiver Calvin Ridley, who is returning from a mental health break after missing the Atlanta Falcons’ London trip, according to NFL insider Ian Rapoport.

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Ridley Is Happy to Be Back

Earlier this week, Ridley made it clear he was happy to be back playing football after missing the Falcons’ London game and spending last week resting during the team’s bye.

“It feels great,” Ridley said. “…I was around my family; I was tired of sitting down. I was able to get back when the team got back [from England] and get running and stuff. It felt great to be around the guys. Ready to play some football.”

At the time he didn’t feel the need to open up as to why he didn’t make the trip across the pond, but he understood why fans were curious and added he does in fact have a passport.

“For me personally, it shouldn’t matter because – mind your business,” Ridley said. “But, in today’s world, yeah, I do. To me, I don’t think it should. If I say it’s personal, it’s personal.”

Ridley has racked up 255 receiving yards on 27 receptions and one touchdown.

Welcome back, Ridley.

Falcons’ Week 7 Depth Chart vs. Miami Dolphins

The Falcons take on the 1-5 Miami Dolphins for their Week 7 matchup and below is the official depth chart for Sunday.

You will notice that Mayfield is still listed as starting left guard with Andrews right behind him and Jason Spriggs and Colby Gossett with step in for McGary’s absence.


WR – Calvin Ridley, Tajae Sharpe, Christian Blake
TE – Kyle Pitts, Lee Smith
LT – Jake Matthews, Jason Spriggs
LG – Jaylen Mayfield, Josh Andrews
C – Matt Hennessy, Drew Dalman
RG – Chris Lindstrom, Drew Dalman
RT – Jason Spriggs, Colby Gossett
TE – Hayden Hurst, Keith Smith, Feleipe Franks
WR – Russell Gage, Olamide Zaccheaus, Frank Darby
RB – Mike Davis, Cordarrelle Patterson, Wayne Gallman
FB — Keith Smith, Cordarrelle Patterson
QB – Matt Ryan, Josh Rosen, Feleipe Franks


DL – Grady Jarrett, Marlon Davidson
NT – Tyeler Davison, Ta’Quon Graham
DL – Jonathan Bullard, Mike Pennel, John Cominsky
OLB – Steven Means, Jacob Tuioti-Mariner, Brandon Copeland
ILB – Deion Jones, Mykal Walker
ILB – Foyesade Oluokun, Dorian Etheridge
OLB – Dante Fowler, Adetokunbo Ogundeji
LCB – A.J. Terrell, T.J. Green, Darren Hall
FS – Erik Harris, Jaylinn Hawkins
SS – Duron Harmon, Richie Grant
RCB – Fabian Moreau, Avery Williams, Kendall Sheffield


K – Younghoe Koo
P – Dustin Colquitt
LS – Josh Harris
H – Dustin Colquitt
PR – Avery Williams, Olamide Zaccheaus
KOR – Cordarrelle Patterson

The Falcons and Dolphins practiced together during the offseason so Atlanta has an idea of their offense up close and personal, except this time… it will be a bit more competitive.




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