Found September 17, 2013 on
Atlanta’s Kroy Biermann is out for the season after tearing his Achilles. (USATSI)
The Atlanta Falcons have improved greatly over the week considering the cards they’ve been dealt. They’ve been dealing with injuries all preseason with starters Roddy White (ankle), Julio Jones (knee), Asante Samuels (thigh), and linebacker Sean Weatherspoon’s injury during the preseason. These players would have minimal play in the preseason to ensure that they were healthy when the team traveled to New Orleans to play the Saints.
Fast forward to regular season week one and you have all starters healthy enough to play except Samuels but with the new offensive line is missing right tackle Mike Johnson (ankle, fibula). The offensive line is allowing Matt Ryan to get beat up.
Go to week two, five players were injured during the course of the game against the St. Louis Rams. Steven Jackson went out with a thigh injury after the first quarter. Early on, fullback Bradie Ewing went out with a shoulder injury. Then Weatherspoon and White left after aggravating their previous injuries.
And then another big hit; defensive end Kroy Biermann tears his Achilles tendon. In other words, he’s out for the season. This is a devastating blow to Atlanta’s struggling defensive line which now needs someone who hasn’t been on the field much to magically add to a weak pass rush.
As a Falcon fan, I was very discombobulated after hearing the news about Biermann. I was a fan of him. I believed in Kroy…and now he’s gone. The Atlanta Falcons might have to sign some free agents but expect Mike Nolan to make sure Jonathan Massaquoi makes a statement and fills in the empty void.
Mark my words: the Falcons will fully recover from these injuries and keep rising up.
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The Atlanta Falcons had to place defensive end Kroy Biermann on the injured reserve list with an Achilles injury, ultimately ending his season.
Biermann, who also doubles as a linebacker in certain schemes, was a major cog in their defensive unit. Look for Jonathan Babineaux to attempt to pick up the slack with the loss of Biermann. An already less-than-stellar Atlanta defense...
The Atlanta Falcons were forced to place DE Kroy Biermann and FB Bradie Ewing on season-ending injured reserve.
Biermann suffered a torn Achilles tendon while Ewing has a separated shoulder.
This is terrible news for the Falcons as Biermann’s versatility made him an important part of their defense. Heading into the season there were concerns regarding the Falcons ability to...
The Atlanta Falcons announced that they have signed veteran linebackers Omar Gaither and Jamar Chaney to contracts.
This comes just after they placed LB Sean Weatherspoon on injured reserve with the designation to return. On Monday, the Falcons also lost DE Kroy Biermann for the season, so their defense is really hurting right now.
Gaither is likely to outside linebacker for...
The Atlanta Falcons rolled over the St. Louis Rams yesterday, but they lost running back Steven Jackson early in the contest. Jackson suffered a thigh injury during the first quarter of the contest and he wasn't able to return.Jackson sustained his injury while converting a pass from quarterback Matt Ryan into an eight-yard touchdown reception. Shortly after putting the Falcons...
The Atlanta Falcons were looking for two new starters on Monday after losing defensive end Kroy Biermann and fullback Bradie Ewing to season-ending injuries.
Biermann tore his right Achilles tendon and Ewing separated his left shoulder in Sunday's 31-24 win over the St. Louis Rams. Coach Mike Smith said Monday each will be placed on the reserve injured list.
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The Atlanta Falcons have placed FB Bradie Ewing on injured reserve due to a separated shoulder, which in turn ends the running backs season.
Unfortunately, injuries are becoming an persistent issue with the young Falcons player, as the former 2012 draft pick also missed his entire rookie season with an ACL tear.
The Falcons will need to do some free agent magic as Ewing was the...
On Tuesday the Atlanta Falcons placed linebacker Sean Weatherspoon on short term injured serve.
Weatherspoon, 25, is the latest member of the Falcons defense to go down with an injury. On Monday the team placed Kroy Biermann on the season ending injured reserve list with an Achilles’ injury.
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The Atlanta Falcons could be without newly acquire RB Steven Jackson for the next month, due to a thigh injury he suffered in Week 2. Jackson had stud fantasy season written all over him in the Falcons prolific offense, but this injury will force Atlanta to rely on Jacquizz Rodgers and Jason Snelling in the backfield. Rodgers COULD be a beast in this offense if he can catch some...
The Atlanta Falcons may have gotten their first win of the season in the home opener against the St. Louis Rams, but it was a costly victory indeed.
The in-game injuries piled up during the course of play, with starting running back Steven Jackson leaving early on with a thigh bruise, defensive end Cliff Matthews getting banged up, and cornerback Asante Samuel also leaving early on. But two
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The Atlanta Falcons have ruled running back Steven Jackson for their Week 3 matchup against the Miami Dolphins.
“It’s short term,” coach Mike Smith said of Jackson’s absence. “Don’t know if that’s two or three weeks.”
Smiths comments suggest that Jackson will miss Week 4 as well and the Falcons may keep him out through their Week 6 bye.
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It looked like it would be Steven Jackson's day when he scored on an 8-yard catch against his former St. Louis teammates to cap the Falcons' opening drive.
Instead, the touchdown was the end of Jackson's day. The running back left with a thigh injury, the first in a long string of injuries for Atlanta that forced coach Mike Smith and his staff to recast their plans....
Steven Jackson’s first-quarter touchdown got Atlanta off to a good start but that’s where his day ended.
Jackson who signed with the Falcons via free agency last March capped Atlanta’s first possession with an eight-yard TD reception. That proved to be Jackson’s last play of the game because of a thigh injury.
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