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Injuries Continue to Decimate Atlanta Falcons

October 1st, 2013 at 5:32 PM
By Graham Waldrop

After the horror that was Sunday Night football, the bevy of bad news continues for our wounded Dirty Birds.

Sam Baker left Sunday's game with what looked to be a pretty nasty injury to his leg and didn't return.  It's appearing more and more unlikely that he'll be ready to go on Monday Night against the Jets, meaning the Lamar Holmes experiment will continue.

Also injured in last game was MLB Akeem Dent, who sprained his ankle and didn't return.  At this point, after losing Sean Weatherspoon and now Dent, the Falcons have nothing resembling their starting linebacker corps.  

This was one of the thinnest positions for the Falcons heading into the season, and the linebacker corps. is becoming an increasingly glaring hole for this defense.

The offensive line is now decimated.  With Mike Johnson out for the year and now Sam Baker out for an undisclosed amount of time, all that remains is Lamar Holmes, Peter Konz, Jeremy Trueblood, Garrett Reynolds and Justin Blalock.  

Losing Dent and Baker makes this team that much worse now, and makes the adversity the Falcons are facing (a 1-3 record) much harder to overcome.



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Tags: Akeem Dent, Atlanta, Atlanta Falcons, Football, Garrett Reynolds, Jeremy Trueblood, Justin Blalock, Lamar Holmes, Mike Johnson, NFL, Peter Konz, Sam Baker, Sean Weatherspoon

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