Atlanta Falcons lose offensive lineman for the season

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The Atlanta Falcons have placed offensive guard Garrett Reynolds on injured reserve with a lower back injury.

The team signed guard PhillipKeith Manley to the active roster.

Reynolds started six games this season before missing the past two games. Rookie Peter Konz moved up as the starter as the Falcons (8-0) remained the NFL’s only unbeaten team.

Reynolds has played in 28 games with 14 starts in four seasons with the Falcons.

Atlanta plays at New Orleans on Sunday.

STEELERS: Will likely be without receiver Antonio Brown when they play host to reeling Kansas City on Monday night. Brown sprained his right ankle early in a 24-20 victory over the New York Giants last Sunday and coach Mike Tomlin doesn’t anticipate Brown being available.

Brown leads the Steelers (5-3) with 42 receptions and is second on the team with 499 yards receiving.

If Brown can’t go, third-year wideout Emmanuel Sanders will likely take Brown’s place in the starting lineup.

PANTHERS: Interim general manager Brandon Beane says the team has placed receiver/returner Kealoha Pilares on injured reserve and activated receiver David Gettis from the physically unable to perform (PUP) list to take his place.

TITANS: Now have plenty of motivation to play better. Owner Bud Adams made sure of that Sunday when he told The Tennessean that Sunday’s 51-20 home loss to Chicago was the most disappointing in his 50 years of owning an NFL team.

Coach Mike Munchak talked with Adams on Monday and said he understands the owner’s frustration.

I would probably have said the same thing if I were him,” Munchak said. “This is his team. He expects us to play well, especially at home. That’s our job.”

CARDINALS: Have lost starting outside linebacker O’Brien Schofield for the season with an injured left ankle.

Schofield was injured in Sunday’s 31-17 loss at Green Bay.

Initially, it was thought it probably was only a sprain but further examination uncovered ligament damage that requires surgery.

REDSKINS: Mike Shanahan’s players are supporting their coach after he seemingly wrote off Washington’s season and then said his comments had been misinterpreted.

“I thought he clarified exactly what he meant, how it wasn’t portrayed the way it needed to be,” said co-captain London Fletcher, a 15-year veteran. “He let us know exactly how he feels about this season, how he feels about the guys in this locker room. Coach Shanahan’s a proven winner, a two-time Super Bowl-winning head coach. He’s not a person who gives up on a season.”


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