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

August 25, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Atlanta Falcons defensive end Dwight Freeney is dealing with a back injury, according to Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com.
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Freeney Expected Back in Action Next Week Thursday, Aug. 25 McClure wrote that Freeney would not participate in the Falcons' preseason game against the Miami Dolphins Thursday night because of "a minor back injury," but he's "expected to be back next week." McClure added: "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 [Thursday night]."
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 posted eight or more sacks.
For his career, Freeney has recorded 119.5 sacks.
While Clayb...

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