Falcons safety William Moore suffered a minor pectoral injury and defensive tackle Jonathan Babineaux suffered a minor shoulder injury and will be held out of the team’s mandatory mini-camp which starts on Friday.
Moore was cleared late last week to take part in the team’s minicamp, but then suffered a injury while lifting weights.
Moore, who’s expected to compete for the starting strong safety position, is coming off a rookie season that was marred by hamstring and knee injuries. He was a second round draft pick in 2009 and played in just two games before being placed on injured reserve.
Babineaux was arguably the team’s top defensive linemen last season. He had 58 tackles, six sacks, 13 tackles for losses and 10 quarterback hurries.
Both injuries are considered minor and the players are being held out of the five practices for precautionary reasons.
(Saturday’s practices are open to the public)
Friday: Practice — 10:30 a.m. (closed to the public), practice — 4:15 p.m. (closed to the public).
Saturday: Practice — 10:30 a.m. (Practice is open to the public, gates open at 9:30 a.m.). Practice — 4:15 p.m. (Practice is open to the public, gates open at 3:15 p.m.)
Sunday: Practice — 10:30 a.m. (closed to the public).