Weiner hangs it up

Falcons offensive tackle Todd Weiner announced his retirement yesterday. Weiner had been a mainstay for the Falcons at right tackle since signing with the team in 2002. This past season, he filled an invaluable role as a reserve left tackle when starter Sam Baker went down with injury early in the year. Weiner played most of this past season injured, having undergone knee surgery last off-season. Knee injuries limited him to only 8...

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Foster done for year

The AJC reports that the Falcons have shut down offensive tackle Renardo Foster for the rest of the season. Foster was placed on the team’s physically-unable-to-perform list at the beginning of the season due to him recovering from a knee injury he suffered last season. The Falcons had until this week to make a decision on whether to activate him or to place him on injured reserve. The team chose the latter option, meaning his...

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Baker to have surgery on his back

In an update on the status of Falcons offensive Sam Baker, head coach Mike Smith said in his press conference following today’s practice that Baker will undergo a minor procedure on his lower back. Smith gave no indication of how long Baker will be out, but the team has already indicated that he will not play this Sunday against the Oakland Raiders. Initially, Baker’s injury was said to be to his hip. But the surgical...

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Baker shut down with hip injury

D. Orlando Ledbetter of the AJC reports that the Falcons have decided to keep rookie left tackle Sam Baker out of this weekend’s upcoming game against the Oakland Raiders, as he’ll be sent to see two specialists about his hip. Baker did not start this past week against the Eagles due to the hip injury. Todd Weiner started in his place, but also left the game after reaggravating a previous knee injury. He was replaced by...

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Falcons could be without starters in Week 3

The Falcons released their final injury report today with several of the team’s starters being listed on it. Linebacker Michael Boley, defensive tackle Grady Jackson, and offensive linemen Todd Weiner and Tyson Clabo were listed as questionable for this week’s contest against the Kansas City Chiefs. However offensive tackle Sam Baker was listed as probable. Boley is listed with a neck injury telling the AJC that it is a...

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