The Falcons announced late Friday night that they had waived/injured linebacker Matt Hansen. If Hansen clears waivers then he will wind up on the team’s non-football injury list. Hansen suffered a knee injury last month, rupturing his patellar tendon which is expected to sideline him for four to six months to recover. As such, it was likely that Hansen would most if not all of the 2012 NFL season.
Hansen was an undrafted free agent out of Rhode Island signed by the team last summer. He played safety for the Falcons last summer, but upon returning to the team this off-season, he was moved to linebacker, the position he played during his collegiate days.