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According to D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Falcons linebacker Lofa Tatupu will like miss the start of training camp after suffering a serious pectoral injury this past Thursday while working out.
“Falcons linebacker Lofa Tatupu, who’s trying to make a comeback after sitting out last season, suffered a serious pectoral injury in the weight room this past Thursday and likely will not be available when the team opens training camp on Thursday,” reported Ledbetter.
This will certainly hurt Tatupu’s chances at starting this year. He was expected to compete in camp, but with this injury he may need to wait for someone else to go down, to have a shot at starting.
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FLOWERY BRANCH-The Atlanta Falcons linebacking corps just got thinner. They attempted to sign a potential replacement for the departed Curtis Lofton when they brought in former Seahawks great Lofa Tatupu who sat out 2011 after injuries curtailed his 2010 season.
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Jeff Schultz of the AJC reports that linebacker Lofa Tatupu has suffered a pectoral injury while lifting weights on Thursday. The extent of the injury is not known, but it is expected that he’ll at least miss the opening of training camp next week per D. Orlando Ledbetter of the AJC. Ledbetter terms the injury “serious.” Per Ledbetter, a grade one strain requires a few days...
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Peterson, 36, recorded 27 tackles with one interception and two pass deflections.
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