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Calvin Ridley steps away from football

The young Falcons wideout is focusing on his mental health.

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It’s been two of these in three weeks for Calvin Ridley:

And now this:

If you were wondering what was going on with Ridley, at least now I think we have a little clarity and can plan accordingly.

I’d imagine we see Kyle Pitts and Cordarrelle Patterson assert themselves as the safest plays in Atlanta moving forward. And maybe Mike Davis can improve on his disappointing season, too.

Overall, it’s a time to be supportive of the young wideout and whatever he’s going through. The NFL is hard. But life is, too. Here’s hoping we see Ridley back on a field if/when he gets ready to do so.