When Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez retires after this season his career accomplishments will lead to a the Hall of Fame induction as soon as he’s eligible, but there’s one number that may be more impressive than all his catches, yards and touchdowns.
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IMPACT OF INJURIES
A look at the NFL teams whose front-line players have been hurt the most through Week 8. (Includes players who were starters or co-starters when hurt and projected starters who were hurt in preseason.)
Source: NFL injury reports
Note: Games: games missed by starters; Starters: number of starters who missed games; IR: number of starters on injured reserve.
INJURED FALCONS STARTERS
FB Bradie Ewing/5/Injured reserve
OL Mike Johnson/7/Injured reserve
WR Julio Jones/2/Injured reserve
LB Kroy Biermann/5/Injured reserve
LB Sean Weatherspoon/5/Out at least two more games
RB Jason Snelling/1/Missed last game
RB Steven Jackson/4/Returned in Week 8
WR Roddy White/2/Missed past two games
LB Akeem Dent/1/Played past two games
CB Asante Samuel/2/Played past three games
OL Sam Baker/4/Missed past three games
LB Stephen Nicholas/Missed last game