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The Falcons' defense took a significant blow when head coach Mike Smith announced that linebacker Lofa Tatupu will miss the entire season with a torn pectoral muscle.
"As you know, Lofa suffered a pectoral injury last week," Smith said on the Falcons' website. "After testing, it was determined that he would require a procedure to repair the injury and unfortunately he will miss the entire season."
A three-time Pro Bowl selection, Tatupu was out of football last season after being released by the Seahawks. He has had a number of injury problems, including concussion issues that have hurt his career.
But the 29-year-old Tatupu signed to a two-year, 3.6 million contract with Atlanta in March and was expected to compete with second-year linebacker Akeem Dent for the starting middle linebacker spot, which became available when Curtis Lofton signed with New Orleans.
--Cornerback Asante Samuel has single-handedly elevated the intensity of practices with his ...
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The Atlanta Falcons are making new plans at middle linebacker after losing Lofa Tatupu for the season with a chest muscle injury.
The Falcons reported Wednesday for Thursday's first day of training camp with second-year player Akeem Dent suddenly cast as the favorite to replace Curtis Lofton in the middle of the defense. Dent spent most of his rookie season on special teams...
A couple of days ago we learned that Lofa Tatupu had suffered a pectoral injury. Now we find out that he will be out for the season. Obviously, this is bad news as fans were looking forward to seeing what Tatupu had left in the tank and if he could seize the middle linebacker job that was left vacant when Curtis Lofton decided to study witchcraft and bounty hunting instead of playing...
Atlanta Falcons’ Lofa Tatupu is out for the 2012 NFL season after tearing his pectoral muscle last week (Credit: AP Photo/David Goldman)
The worst case scenario for Atlanta Falcons linebacker Lofa Tatupu has come to fruition.
Falcons coach Mike Smith announced Tuesday that the torn pectoral muscle Lofa Tatupu suffered last week will sideline him for the entirety of the 2012 season...
The Atlanta Falcons' defense took a significant blow on Tuesday when head coach Mike Smith announced that linebacker Lofa Tatupu will miss the entire season witha torn pectoral muscle. "As you know, Lofa suffered a pectoral injury last week," Smith said on the Falcons website. "After testing, it was determined that he would require a procedure to repair the injury...
ATLANTA (AP) -- Falcons coach Mike Smith says linebacker Lofa Tatupu will miss the season with a pectoral injury.
Smith said Tuesday tests revealed Tatupu will require season-ending surgery.
The Falcons report for training camp on Wednesday. Akeem Dent, a third-round pick from Georgia in 2011, and veteran Mike Peterson, who was re-signed on Monday, will compete for the starting...
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Toone, Joseph signed; Faulcon released
In addtion to releasing linebacker Lofa Tatupu, the Falcons signed wide receiver Tim Toone, defensive tackle Elisha Joseph, placed defensive tackle Corey Peters (foot injury) on the active, non-football...
It’s a shame really. Lofa Tatupu was a strong candidate for comeback player of the year. Tatupu signed with the Atlanta Falcons this offseason after being out of football for a year. Tatupu had played six previous seasons in the league, all with the Seattle Seahawks. Tatupu wasn’t able to live up the expectations of the six-year, $42 million contract he signed with the Seahawks...