The Falcons announced Wednesday afternoon the team would be releasing outside linebacker Duke Ejiofor from the non-football injury list.
We have released OLB Duke Ejiofor from the non-football injury list.
— Atlanta Falcons (@AtlantaFalcons) March 9, 2022
A former sixth-round pick out of Wake Forest in 2018, Ejiofor has had terrible injury luck, which have completely derailed his career — tearing his Achilles in 2019 and his ACL in 2020.
Ejiofor played 12 games with the Texans in 2018, but that is the only action the soon-to-be 27-year-old has had in the NFL. Coming out of college, he was an effective pass rusher, totaling 18.5 sacks in his final two seasons at Wake Forest, but he missed back-to-back seasons then was waived in June of last year following a failed physical.
The Falcons initially signed him to a reserve/future contract at the beginning of 2022, but it seems his days in Atlanta are over before they even began. The timing is peculiar because nothing football-related has happened since January 13th, when he was signed. It could be because of off-the-field instances, or his medicals weren’t encouraging enough to keep him. Regardless, the decision doesn’t move the needle either way for the Falcons.
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