Kyle Pitts, TE (ATL)

Believed to have MCL sprain

Pitts (knee) is believed to have suffered an MCL sprain during Sunday's 27-24 win over the Bears, and he'll have an MRI on Monday to confirm, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Pitts was able to leave the field under his own power Sunday, and he caught three of five targets for 43 yards before exiting. If the 2021 first-round pick's injury diagnosis is confirmed, it could lead to a significant absence for the tight end.

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Marcus Mariota

Marcus Mariota

QB | ATL

Benched for rookie

Mariota will cede the Falcons' starting quarterback duties to Desmond Ridder following the team's Week 14 bye, with the rookie set to direct the offense in his NFL debut Dec. 18 in New Orleans, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Desmond Ridder

QB | ATL

Set to take over as starter

The Falcons plan to install Ridder as their new starting quarterback after their Week 14 bye, with the rookie set to make his NFL debut in the team's Dec. 18 game in New Orleans, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Marcus Mariota

Marcus Mariota

QB | ATL

Throws game-sealing INT

Mariota completed 13 of 24 passes for 167 yards, a touchdown and an interception during Sunday's 19-16 loss to Pittsburgh. He also rushed three times for 17 yards.

Kyle Pitts

Kyle Pitts

TE | ATL

Undergoes surgery Wednesday

Pitts announced Wednesday via his personal Instagram account that he underwent surgery to repair a Grade 2 MCL sprain in his right knee.

Caleb Huntley

RB | ATL

Two touches in loss

Huntley rushed once for 12 yards and caught his only target for one yard during Sunday's 19-13 loss versus Washington.