Practice report: Peelle out 4 to 6 weeks
Tight ends Justin Peelle and Leroy Banks signing autographs after a recent minicamp practice. (D. Orlando Ledbetter/AJC)
FLOWERY BRANCH –In an attempt to get back to their physical style of play, the Falcons put on the pads at practice on Wednesday.
Coach Mike Smith hasn’t been happy with the pad level of the team. They had not practiced in pads in the previous two weeks on Wednesdays. The offensive linemen and defensive linemen got into a few dust-ups, but no one was injured.
There were a few other items:
- Tight end Justin Peelle had sports hernia surgery and will miss four to six weeks. Rookie Michael Palmer will move up into the backup tight end position.
- Running back Antone Smith did not practice because of a shoulder injury.
- Cornerback Dunta Robinson plans to appeal his $50,000.
- Linebacker Sean Weatherspoon was held out of practice with his right knee sprain.
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