Right when you thought the Falcons might have finally survived a week without a major injury, Ricardo Allen goes down untouched on the first play of overtime. The veteran free safety immediately reached for his leg on a non-contact play, which usually means grave news.
On Monday morning, nightmares became reality.
Falcons' S Ricardo Allen tore his Achilles and is out for the season, per source. Signed a three-year, $19.5 million extension before season.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 24, 2018
Make it three of the Falcons best defensive players now out for the season, and that does not even include others battling injuries. At this point, Atlanta’s injury situation is so bad, they have to start evaluating external options, and a rare mid-season trade is not out of the question.