Atlanta Falcons Super Bowl Roster 2017: Player injuries and who could sit out the big game

For just the second time in the team's history, the Atlanta Falcons are heading to the Super Bowl. The last time the Falcons played in the grandest game of them all was in 1999, when they were pounded by the Denver Broncos in what turned out to be John Elway's last game as a professional.

In this year's Super Bowl, the Falcons will take on the New England Patriots, who will be playing in their seventh Super Bowl with quarterback Tom Brady. As Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan searches for his first Super Bowl win, Brady will be gunning for his record fifth.

There is reason to believe the Falcons can put up a fight, as they not only have this season's leading MVP candidate, Ryan, but they also have one of the most explosive offenses in the NFL.

Before the Super Bowl, which begins at 6:30 p.m. Eastern on Sunday, Feb. 5 on Fox, let's take a look at the Falcons' roster, and who may be sitting it out.

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