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Report: Kurt Benkert injury significant, QB Matt Simms back to Atlanta

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It's a crushing injury for a QB who looked great in his first action of the year.

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The Falcons got a pretty strong game from Kurt Benkert, and cruelly it may be his last one for a while.

Per Ian Rapoport, Matt Simms is coming back to the Falcons and Benkert could be shelved for a while.

This is hugely disappointing, and I'm hoping it'll only cost him preseason games instead of regular season ones

Benkert tossed a touchdown and displayed a good arm and athleticism against the Broncos, while Matt Schaub had a really rough effort that only drove home how much his arm has declined since his prime.

Simms was solid in summers past and could push Schaub, but unless Benkert gets healthy in the near future, it's probably the cagey veteran's job to lose. Let's hope for the best for Benkert.