Holmes is currently listed second on the depth chart, but he may be moving up to the top spot after Johnson was injured in Tuesday’s practice. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Johnson suffered an injury to his left leg during 9-on-7 run drills in the team’s joint practice with the Bengals. The injury was serious enough to force Johnson to be carted off the field and he later left the team’s practice facility in an ambulance.
We’ll be on the lookout for updates as to Johnson’s condition, but nothing about that description sounds good. If his absence is a long one, the Falcons may need to dip into their cap space for some help on the line because they’re awfully thin at tackle after Holmes and left tackle Sam Baker.
Johnson, a third-round pick in 2010, played all 16 games and started once for Atlanta last season.