Today was the first official day of Atlanta Falcons training camp in 2019, and we’ve already seen a few injuries. The most recent is defensive tackle Michael Bennett, who appears to have suffered a broken ankle.
#Falcons DL Michael Bennett, who went down in practice today, suffered a broken ankle and is out indefinitely, sources say. First day of work and already a major injury.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) July 22, 2019
Michael Bennett is no stranger to the injury bug, unfortunately. Last month, he suffered a left hand injury, but was fortunately able to recuperate before this devastating setback.
Bennett signed with the Falcons in the middle of last season to fill in for the injured Grady Jarrett for a couple of games. With the current depth at defensive tackle, he likely wasn’t going to make the team, but you’d still like to have seen him get a chance to. His run stopping ability made him at least a genuine contender for a role, and now the Falcons have to figure out if they want to add another defensive tackle to compete for the summer. He’ll more than likely now land on I.R. or be waived with an injury settlement.
The Falcons current defensive tackles are Grady Jarrett, Jack Crawford, Deadrin Senat, Justin Zimmer, Ra’Shede Hageman and Tyeler Davison, plus a handful of players who are in line for potential practice squad spots.
Everyone at The Falcoholic wishes Michael Bennett a full recovery.