The Falcons are off to a hot start in 2017, but they’ll have to play without the reigning NFL sacks leader for a while
Vic Beasley suffered a slight hamstring tear during the second half of Sunday night’s win over the Falcons and is expected to miss at least a month, WSB reported Monday.
Later in the day, Falcons coach Dan Quinn said at a news conference that Beasley is out this week and “past that, we’ll see where it goes.”
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The third-year pro out of Clemson led the NFL with 15.5 sacks on the way to earning first-team All-Pro status and a Pro Bowl selection in 2016. He already had picked up a sack in each of the Falcons’ first two games this season.
In his absence, 2017 first-round pick Takk McKinley could see an increase in playing time.
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I know it’s probably one-tenth or one one-hundredth, maybe, of some of my black teammates who have been using their platform to try and make a difference. But this was about unity, and we respect our men and women in uniform, we respect our troops, we love ’em, we appreciate what they do for us. Today was about using our platform to promote love and unity and acceptance and togetherness, and I hope we did that.” Rodgers linked arms with teammates.