Quarterback Tim Jefferson was able to go through a non-contact practice on Wednesday, and while that doesn’t mean he will definitely start on Saturday, it is a step in the right direction. Jefferson suffered a concussion last week.
“He was able to do some stuff, which is an encouraging sign,” Falcons coach Troy Calhoun said.
Calhoun said by Friday afternoon the staff should have a good idea if Jefferson can play. Calhoun said there were still steps Jefferson needed to go through in his recovery, and he needed Jefferson to be fully healthy in order to play.
“Either you’re able to do everything at a high level or it’s a no go,” Calhoun said.
Calhoun was hopeful after Jefferson was able to practice, so as long as Jefferson keeps progressing, he has a good chance of being in the lineup.
The Falcons should be reasonably healthy for UNLV. Defensive end Harry Kehs (shoulder) made a surprise return to practice, and he has a chance to play Saturday. Defensive end Ben Kopacka could also return from a shoulder injury.
Cornerbacks Anthony Wright and Josh Hall and safety Jon Davis practiced Wednesday and should be able to play.
Left offensive tackle Jason Kons is still “doubtful at best” for this week with neck and shoulder injuries, but could return for the season finale if he’s out this week.