Let’s start with the good news. With limited practices under their belts on Thursday, Matt Ryan and Desmond Trufant seem likely to play Sunday. Their presence on the field—particularly Ryan’s—should at least ensure a more competitive effort against the Saints.
Jamon Brown, James Carpenter, and Jaeden Graham also practiced on a limited basis. It’s not ideal when both of your starting guards are dealing with injury issues but that’s also been very much par for the course in 2019, so hopefully both Brown and Carpenter will be ready to go, especially if Ryan is back.