Jenkins out 4-6 weeks

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Jay Adams of Atlanta reports that wide receiver Michael Jenkins will miss 4 to 6 weeks due to a shoulder injury he suffered during this past Friday night’s scrimmage. That puts him out for the rest of camp, and potentially he could miss the first few weeks of the regular season. The team has yet to disclose the exact nature of Jenkins shoulder injury.

It isn’t exactly clear who will fill Jenkins role as the starter during his absence, although Brian Finneran is usually listed as the top backup at the position. Jenkins’ injury likely will mean additional snaps for Harry Douglas, rookie Kerry Meier, and Eric Weems, which should only enhance their readiness for the regular season. It should also cause the Falcons to take a longer look at some of the younger receivers in camp such as Brandyn Harvey, Troy Bergeron, and Ryan Wolfe if Jenkins injury looks to linger into the regular season.

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