AJ McCarron departs Falcons start after hurting knee

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With Matt Ryan getting the night off, AJ McCarron got the start at quarterback for the Falcons against the Dolphins on Saturday night but his night was cut shorter than planned.

McCarron left in the second quarter with a knee injury and the Falcons announced that he would not return to the game. Feleipe Franks replaced him at quarterback.

McCarron signed a one-year deal with the Falcons in April and also started the team’s first preseason outing. He was 3-of-6 for 43 yards before getting hurt on Saturday.

Should McCarron be set for a long absence, the Falcons might be in the market for a new addition to the quarterback depth chart. Franks, who was undrafted this year, is the only other quarterback behind Ryan on the roster.

4 responses to “AJ McCarron departs Falcons start after hurting knee

  1. In unrelated news when he got home early he found Brad Mussburgers car in the driveway. You either get it or you don’t.

  2. Falcons should seriously consider inviting Kyle Sloter to tryout. Not only is he a reliable camp arm, at least during preseason games, he’s proved to be a beast. Affable, good guy in the QB room, decent arm, you can’t go much better this close to the season opener.

  3. Props to AJ. Professional clipboard/tablet holder is a great way to make $. It’s tough to forget that the Bills traded him to the Raiders because they had more faith in Nathan Peterman though. Anyway, it worked out well for everyone; AJ got paid, Allen got thrown into the fire, Anthony Barr got hurdled, and the rest is history.

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