Atlanta Falcons News: Falcons to be tested by Jets defense


Good morning, Falcons fans. A big blow for the Carolina Panthers yesterday as Kelvin Benjamin was lost for the season with a torn ACL. It’s always a shame to see players go down injured, no matter the team they represent. Plenty of training camp recap follows too in today’s Dirty Bird Daily. Let’s get started.

Panthers’ Kelvin Benjamin tears ACL — Matt Verderame of FanSided

"The Carolina Panthers were dealt a devastating blow on Wednesday morning when star second-year receiver Kelvin Benjamin went down to the turf, clutching his knee. Benjamin was originally diagnosed with a sprained knee, but Ian Rapoport of NFL Network has confirmed that an MRI revealed a season-ending torn ACL."

Camp Report: 5 things to know from day 15 — Andrew Hirsh of

"The Falcons’ last public workout of XFINITY Training Camp ended on a high note, as the team shook off injuries and continued preparations for Friday’s game against the New York Jets."

Atlanta Falcons to test offense against Jets D — John Buhler of ATL All Day

"The Atlanta Falcons have a tremendous opportunity to showcase their new-look offense against an overall sound defense in the New York Jets Friday night when the Dirty Birds travel to the Meadowlands to play Gang Green at their place."

Ra’Shede Hageman sidelined with concussion — Vaughn McClure of ESPN

"Atlanta Falcons starting defensive tackle Ra’Shede Hageman suffered a concussion and is out for Friday’s preseason game against the New York Jets."

Falcons training camp: Moore, Hagemen injury updates — Jeanna Thomas of The Falcoholic

"The Falcons broke camp today, and Dan Quinn provided injury updates on William Moore, who has a calf strain and is day to day, and RaShede Hageman, who has a concussion and has entered the league’s protocol."

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