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Dwight Freeney Injury: Updates on Falcons DE’s Back and Return



Atlanta Falcons defensive end Dwight Freeney is dealing with a back injury, according to Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com.
Continue for updates. 
Freeney Expected Back in Action Next Week Thursday, Aug. 25 McClure wrote: "Falcons announced defensive end Dwight Freeney will be held out tonight vs. the Miami Dolphins with a minor back injury. Freeney fully expected to be back next week. Falcons coach Dan Quinn was looking forward to seeing the pass rush group of Freeney, Vic Beasley Jr., Adrian Clayborn and Derrick Shelby but it won't happen tonight."
Freeney, 36, signed a one-year deal with the Falcons in August to help bolster a pass rush that managed a league-worst 19 sacks last season. In 11 games with the Arizona Cardinals in 2015, Freeney managed eight sacks and three forced fumbles. It was the first time since 2011 that he had posted eight or more sacks.
For his career, Freeney has recorded 119.5 sacks.
While Clayborn and Shelby are the presumed starte...

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