Falcons’ Kazee done for the year with Achilles injury
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Falcons coach Dan Quinn said safety Damontae Kazee will be placed on injured reserve and miss the rest of the season with a torn Achilles tendon.
Kazee was hurt in the second quarter of Atlanta’s 30-16 loss Monday night at Green Bay. It was a noncontact injury as Kazee crumpled to the field while in coverage.
Kazee is the fifth starter ailing in the injury-depleted secondary for the Falcons (0-4), but he’s the first to go on season-ending injured reserve.
Safeties Ricardo Allen (elbow) and Keanu Neal (hamstring) missed the game. Cornerback A.J. Terrell is on the COVID-19 reserve list, and cornerback Darqueze Dennard (hamstring) will miss at least the next two games.
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