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Matt Bosher returns to injured reserve after re-injuring groin, team signs Ryan Allen

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Bosher will finish his contract on injured reserve after a nagging groin injury.

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Terrible news for Matt Bosher just a day before his expected return to the field after his stint on injured reserve. He will have spent all but a few games in 2019 on injured reserve, thanks to tweaking his groin during an early season warm-up.

Per the team, Bosher re-injured his groin during Friday’s practice, just five days after he was activated to the team’s 53-man roster. This most likely unceremoniously marks the end of his time with the Falcons. He signed a five-year, $12.65 million deal in 2019. With the team egregiously over the cap in 2020, the Falcons will be forced to get younger and cheaper at multiple positions.

The Falcons brought back Ryan Allen, the former New England Patriots punter who filled in for part of Bosher’s time on injured reserve. It is another tough blow to the Falcons who were hoping to bring back Bosher. While he may be best known for his bone-crushing hits, Bosher also ranked second in the league in net punt average. Allen, on the other hand, is 35th in the league with over 10 fewer yards per punt.

Allen is a clear downgrade for special teams.