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Falcons place Adrian Clayborn on IR, promote DL Joe Vellano

The team swaps some defensive linemen.

NFL: Green Bay Packers at Atlanta Falcons Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

Adrian Clayborn finally got back to full health against the Green Bay Packers, then got hurt on the first drive. We knew he was headed to IR, but it is a tough loss for a guy having a resurgence in Atlanta.

Hopefully his replacement can have a bit of a resurgence in Atlanta.

Joe Vellano is a former Patriots rotational defensive lineman. He played 16 games for New England in 2013, 5 games in 2014, and has bounced around practice squads since. He put up a few sacks in his limited playing time, but at 300 pounds may be limited to playing defensive tackle.