Atlanta Falcons put LB Deion Jones and four others in reserve for injured

Atlanta Falcons set-back Dion Jones In injured reserve Thursday, just a week after he returned to training.

After off-season shoulder surgery, Jones was physically unable to perform on the roster for most of training camp until August 24, when he returned to training before the end of the season against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Jones, a Pro Bowler in 2017, was expected to compete for a reserve role this year behind the Novices. Rashan Evans And the Michael Walker. Jones has started 48 games over the past three seasons for Atlanta and has had 652 career tackles since being drafted from LSU in 2016.

He was one of five players – besides the goalkeeper Galen Mayfieldcorner Isaiah Olivertight end John Fitzpatrick and defensive end Marlon Davidson – He was put on injured reserve by the Falcons, which means they will miss at least the first four matches.

The Hawks restored a defensive line Abdullah Andersonback Nick Kwiatkowskioffensive line Colby Gossettcorner Mike Ford and safety Dean Marlowe. Marlowe and Ford were released on Wednesday to make way for their two waiver claims, a defensive line Matt Dickerson and offensive tackle Choma Edoga.

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