J.J. Wilcox tears ACL, will miss season

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Safety J.J. Wilcox did not make it through his first practice with the Falcons.

He received the bad news later Monday when medical tests confirmed a torn anterior cruciate ligament, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports.

Wilcox spent time with the Jets and Colts last year. He signed with the Falcons as a free agent this offseason.

He was trying to make the roster as a backup safety, competing with Sharrod Neasman, Ryan Neal, Jason Thompson, Parker Baldwin and Chris Cooper. Wilcox now will miss the 2019 season.