INJURY REPORT: McClure officially out of Bears game

 

00908 Flowery Branch; Former Atlanta Falcons center Jeff Van Note, left, and current Falcons center Todd McClure, right, are shown after Falcons practice at Falcons training camp Wednesday afternoon in Flowery Branch, Ga., Sept. 8, 2010. McClure is the current Falcons center who broke the team record for consecutive starts when Atlanta opened at Pittsburgh last season. Jeff Van Note is the Falcons Ring of Honor center who started 225 games. Jason Getz jgetz@ajc.com

00908 Flowery Branch; Former Atlanta Falcons center Jeff Van Note, left, and current Falcons center Todd McClure, right, are shown after Falcons practice at Falcons training camp Wednesday afternoon in Flowery Branch, Ga., Sept. 8, 2010. McClure is the current Falcons center who broke the team record for consecutive starts when Atlanta opened at Pittsburgh last season. Jeff Van Note is the Falcons Ring of Honor center who started 225 games. Jason Getz jgetz@ajc.com

FLOWERY BRANCH –  Falcons coach Mike Smith gave his first “official” injury report of the season after practice on Wednesday.

Center Todd McClure, who underwent right knee surgery on Aug. 29 and has started 144 straight games, was the only player declared out of Sunday’s game against the Chicago Bears.

Defensive tackle Corey Peters (knee) was the only other player who did not practice.  Defensive tackle Jonathan Babineaux (knee/shoulder) and right tackle Tyson Clabo (elbow) were limited in practice.

Also, cornerback Dunta Robinson (hamstring), defensive end Lawrence Sidbury (ankle), center Rob Bruggeman (concussion) and wide receiver Roddy White (thigh) all fully participated in practice.

–D. Orlando Ledbetter, The Atlanta Falcons beat blog

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31 comments Add your comment

Chubbyboy

September 7th, 2011
3:44 pm

First…..McClure will be missed on the line this weekend; especially with it being a road game…We will see what we have in Joe Hawley on Sunday!!!

The Real Falcon

September 7th, 2011
3:47 pm

Have to keep #54 handled to run the ball well.

Peter S

September 7th, 2011
3:48 pm

Screen to Quiz.

Falcon'sTalon

September 7th, 2011
3:54 pm

He will definitely be missed. All kinds of things could go wrong under center with a new person in – from fumbled snaps to problems with the shotgun formation to adequacy of blocking for Ryan. On another note, Chris Redman struggled mightily during preseason. Should any consideration be given to bringing in David Garrard?

dj dawg

September 7th, 2011
3:54 pm

I just hope they didnt watch the bulldogs “offensive” scheme or we are in trouble!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

warfalcons

September 7th, 2011
3:54 pm

LETS GO FALCONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Aziz

September 7th, 2011
3:57 pm

Check out the Chicago game preview on ESPN (insders only). They picked Atlanta to win 28 – 10 over chicago
http://insider.espn.go.com/nfl/scouting?gameId=310911003

MO

September 7th, 2011
3:57 pm

Hey we all love Todd McClure and the job he has done over the years as a Falcon on the field as well as in the community….however I hope Joe Hawley takes this opportunity and does not look back. Todd McClure afterall is in the final year of his contract as well as turning 34 in Feb of this yr so the window is closing and we really need to see if Joe Hawley is the heir apparent.

Andy

September 7th, 2011
3:59 pm

Are you sure that isn’t Eric Hinske?

rm

September 7th, 2011
4:12 pm

@ Andy: Separated at birth.

dean

September 7th, 2011
4:16 pm

FalconsTalon,

Redman was doing his Chris Chandler imitation: It’s hard to throw when you’re lying on your back or running for your life.

honest_abe

September 7th, 2011
4:27 pm

in the past these are the type of games that the falcons have failed to show up. not to put too much significane on this opener but the falcons need to prove they are actually one of the elite teams by beating a good chicago team on the road.

Realfalconfan

September 7th, 2011
4:35 pm

Who cares bring on the loser anits and there fair weather fans

jay

September 7th, 2011
4:50 pm

We have to be careful against this defense. Lucky for us it’s not cold yet.

mountain_jim

September 7th, 2011
4:52 pm

Finally the season is almost here! Go Falcons!

HD and Edwards for big games!

SeenThisB4

September 7th, 2011
5:41 pm

Aw shucks! What a shame.

GEAUX BEARS!

Cheesehead

September 7th, 2011
5:47 pm

Packers 34…Aints 21

Seen (The Aints) This (get obliterated) B4 (by the only sub-.500 playoff team in the history of pro football)

September 7th, 2011
6:19 pm

Aints 14

Butt-Packers 41

loyal falcon

September 7th, 2011
6:20 pm

I think we’re gonna be just fine guys. GO FALCONS!!!

SeenThisB4

September 7th, 2011
7:10 pm

Yeah? Still not like GB 48 – falcan’ts 21 !!!

Jimmy Crack

September 7th, 2011
7:14 pm

We’re not playing a cold game unless it snow in Carolina in December.

Joe will be fine. He’s been learning from Todd for a long while now as well as subbing at center the past season. In fact he played in every game but one last year. I can’t believe Joe’s only 22 year old!

jerseyfalcon

September 7th, 2011
7:17 pm

ha..anyone watch ” hardcore Pawn” on Truetv..the one bouncer looks EXACTLY like Joe Hawley…i mean exactly

Chandler going Deep..

September 7th, 2011
10:34 pm

Enter your comment….. Yawn…Yawn….

“Spot on Dtan

August 31st, 2011
11:06 pm

The King has no clothes.

New coach in 2012.

New GM in 2013.

New Owner in 2015.

Join the Dtan ownership group.

Not too late to hop on the bandwagon.”

D man

September 7th, 2011
10:51 pm

Juuuuuuuulllllllliiiiiiiiiiiioooooooooooooooo. Can’t wait till Sunday… ;)

D man

September 7th, 2011
10:54 pm

2011 Falcons will finish 17 & 2 as football CHAMPIONS of the world…

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AlanFalcon

September 8th, 2011
1:26 pm

The Southern Rush and the RedEye Blitz are ready, GO FALCONS.

chuck

September 8th, 2011
3:48 pm

I agree that the best way to find out if Hawley is our guy going forward is to stick him out there. We need to find the replacement BEFORE McClure retires. We already need to use our 2nd round pick next year on a TE so I hope he is up to the task.

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Sid

September 9th, 2011
6:50 pm

New Orleans defense …………….looks suspect

(cursed) rott0n r0ddy white

September 11th, 2011
10:42 am

C U R S E D B Y R W H I T E B E G I N S 3 H R TO DOOMSDAY-D-DAY U SEE U ALL WILL SEE