The Falcons lost one of their best offensive players potentially for the rest of the season in tight end Kyle Pitts, who was placed on injured reserve this week with a torn MCL. Quarterback Marcus Mariota said this week that losing Pitts is “tough,” though he noted the tight end was in good spirits. Still, [more]
Coach Arthur Smith said Wednesday that Pitts (knee) will require surgery to address his injury, Michael Rothstein of ESPN.com reports.
Pitts likely has a Grade 2 MCL sprain in his right knee, D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
Falcons WR Drake London found the end zone in Sunday s win over Chicago. He created a ton of separation for a short-range score. That 1st quarter catch marked his only one of the day, though. London s 3 targets represented a 15% team share, as Marcus Mariota remained a low-volume passer. Kyle Pitts is slated to miss time with a knee injury, so perhaps the rookie s involvement will tick up a bit. Still, it s hard to bank on a major turnaround given the run-heavy environment. Atlanta faces the Commanders in Week 12.
Falcons tight end Kyle Pitts and defensive lineman Ta'Quon Graham have both been put on injured reserve, with a source telling ESPN's Adam Schefter that surgery is likely for Pitts.