Shockley done for the year

The AJC’s Steve Wyche reports that Falcons quarterback D.J. Shockley will miss the entire 2007 season due to a torn ACL and damaged MCL in his left knee. Shockley injured his knee Friday night against the Buffalo Bills. At first it was believed to be a sprain, but after further tests over the weekend, it was discovered that had damaged both ligaments.

Wyche reports that the Falcons could explore options about replacing Shockley on the roster, including trades and also may look to add a veteran off the waiver wire in the coming weeks. Teams are required to cut down their rosters to a total of 75 players by August 28 and some quarterbacks may become available then. That will be the day after the Falcons play their next preseason game against the Cincinnati Bengals. That game may serve as greater evaluation of current backups Chris Redman and Casey Bramlet.

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