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Kendall Sheffield ruled out with hamstring injury

The rookie corner pulled up lame on a special teams play.

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Bad news for one of the Falcons’ most exciting rookies. Kendall Sheffield, the team’s fourth-round selection out of Ohio University, started to limp heavily after a full-speed run down the sideline.

The game announcers guessed it was a hamstring injury based on what he was doing and how he fell. Most surprising was that Sheffield was ruled out almost immediately.

This is just a preseason game but Sheffield was already in to replace Damontae Kazee. Kazee left the game with a rib injury. The team is obviously not taking chances this early in preseason but hamstring injuries can linger. We should know more about his injury Friday.