The Atlanta Falcons defeated the Jacksonville Jaguars tonight en route to their third preseason victory. They end the preseason at 3-1 and now start to look ahead to their week one contest against the divisional rival Tampa Bay Buccaneers. It's an exciting time to be a football fan. Your team is undefeated and anything is possible. But for now, there's some injury news worth discussing, so let's break it down.
The recently resigned Will Ratelle went down in the first half with an ankle injury. He was injured making a catch. He was probably only resigned because the Falcons needed a healthy running back, so it's somewhat ironic that he got injured. Ratelle is a solid football player; hopefully the Falcons consider him when constructing their practice squad.
The defense suffered a couple injuries in the second half. Both Robenson Therezie and Joey Mbu had "hand" injuries. Therezie was apparently checked for a concussion in the first half. Both earned a "questionable" designation. (Mbu had to be helped off the field, for what that's worth.) Therezie's injury is significant, because the Falcons started him opposite Ricardo Allen tonight. Hopefully he bounces back quickly.
Not sure if this is really injury news, but Terron Ward's ankle held up pretty well tonight. He had two touchdown runs and showcased real gutsy play while racking up 20+ carries. He may find himself on the cut list in the near future, but you can't question his effort.