It’s been two of these in three weeks for Calvin Ridley:
Falcons’ WR Calvin Ridley will not play today due to a personal mater.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 31, 2021
And now this:
Calvin Ridley tweets he will "step away from football" to focus on his mental health, and he deserves the time he needs https://t.co/8o2ZTarV20— The Falcoholic (@TheFalcoholic) October 31, 2021
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.