Falcons place LB Jones on injured reserve



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12 Sep 2018, 03:12 IST
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The Atlanta Falcons positioned linebacker Deion Jones on injured reserve with a foot damage on Tuesday.

Jones suffered the damage within the Falcons’ 18-12 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday.

“Following the sport final Thursday, Deion reported soreness in his foot, so we despatched him for additional exams,” head coach Dan Quinn stated.

“We acquired the outcomes of these exams again at the moment, and he sadly would require a process that may lead to us having to put him on injured reserve.

“We’re bummed for Deion, however we do count on to get him again sooner or later this season. He represents all that we’re searching for in a Falcon participant, and whereas he won’t be on the sphere for us proper now, he’ll proceed to have a presence in our constructing.”

A 3rd-year linebacker, Jones was chosen within the second spherical of the 2016 NFL Draft. Jones has recorded 253 tackles, 23 cross defenses, seven interceptions and two touchdowns in his first three seasons.

Whereas Jones is predicted again sooner or later this 12 months, security Keanu Neal was positioned on IR with a knee damage and his season is probably going over.

The Falcons (0-1) made a number of transactions on Monday, together with signing linebacker Corey Nelson and security Keith Tandy.

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