working again might be a game-time determination Thursday evening after struggling an ankle harm.
Patterson practiced on a restricted foundation Tuesday and would have been achieved so Monday as effectively had the Falcons had a exercise.
“It is a quick week. It is not prefer it's been any sort of Junction Boys fashion follow however he is participated,” Falcons coach Arthur Smith stated. “We'll make the very best determination tomorrow, most likely pre-game. We'll take that one all the way in which up.”
The 30-year-old is within the midst of the very best 12 months of his profession with Atlanta — racking up 473 receiving yards and 303 speeding yards, already eclipsing the earlier season-highs in his prior eight years. He is additionally scored seven complete touchdowns, equaling his rookie 12 months in 2013. Patterson is Atlanta's main rusher and second-leading receiver.
Towards Dallas final week, Patterson didn't play within the second half of the staff's 43-3 blowout loss to Dallas.
If Atlanta is with out Patterson, it might use extraand as rushers and doubtlessly a large number of untested choices at receiver.
“No matter comes our manner, the circumstances, we're within the answer enterprise,” Smith stated. “That is what they pay me to do. They pay me to teach and to attempt to drawback resolve and that is what my job is day by day.
“I do not fear about issues you may't management.”