Atlanta Falcons: Cone, Joseph, Walls added to injury report

072912 FLOWERY BRANCH: Wide receivers coach Terry Robiskie (far right) and head coach Mike Smith look on as wide receiver Kevin Cone, from Georgia Tech, hits the pads during practice in Flowery Branch on Sunday, July 29, 2012.      CURTIS COMPTON / CCOMPTON@AJC.COM

072912 FLOWERY BRANCH: Wide receivers coach Terry Robiskie (far right) and head coach Mike Smith look on as wide receiver Kevin Cone, from Georgia Tech, hits the pads during practice in Flowery Branch on Sunday, July 29, 2012. CURTIS COMPTON / CCOMPTON@AJC.COM

Vivlamore reporting from Flowery Branch. Here is the news of the day and some other notes from practice.

FLOWERY BRANCH — Two more Falcons are now in the league’s concussion protocol. Defensive tackle Elisha Joseph suffered a concussion in Thursday’s game against the Bengals. Wide receiver Kevin Cone suffered a concussion in Saturday’s practice after being hit by safety Shann Schillinger.

In other injury news, cornerback Darrin Walls did not practice Sunday after suffering a soft tissue injury of his upper right leg in Saturday’s practice. He will be evaluated over the next couple of days, according to Smith.

It appeared to be a quadriceps injury.

Cornerback Christopher Owens (hamstring), wide receiver Kerry Meier (leg), running back Jason Snelling (lower right leg) and defensive tackle Corey Peters (foot) continued to work with trainers.

Smith had no firm timetable on when Peters will return from his foot injury.



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August 20th, 2012
2:27 am


August 20th, 2012
4:33 am

Way to hurt your own teammates Schillinger. Try hitting somebody on the other team in an actual game sometime.


August 20th, 2012
6:50 am

Meier again? Brian Finneran part 3.0, way to keep ‘em up and running Fish!

Michael M.

August 20th, 2012
7:37 am

They went all out on this one ..just cut a piece from yesteryear’s news……………………….go figure .

Michael M.

August 20th, 2012
7:48 am

Good one coming on Mon night, game of the week, Eagles@ Patriots……….

Jimmy Crack

August 20th, 2012
12:12 pm

Meier is turning into the Falcons’ version of Mike Hampton, without the contract money help.


August 20th, 2012
1:07 pm

The apparent 4th string WR can’t dress out without hurting his legs and the apparent 5th string WR is getting taken out in practice by a on the bubble safety that would not even make the roster of at least 25 teams in the league. I thought the coaches would have sense enough not to let the fringe players try to take each other out in practice. I have never seen Shan Schillinger hit anybody in an opposing uniform hard in the 2 or 3 years he’s been taking up a roster spot. Back to Montana with you Shanny.


August 20th, 2012
2:08 pm

Kevin Cone is probably in the top 5 for speed on the team. When he comes back move him to FB. He was at GA TECH so he knows how to block and could catch out of the backfield.

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Wallace Francis

August 20th, 2012
10:55 pm

DLed, Can you tell us what in the hell the falcons see in Kerry Mier. He’s never on the field. Has he ever caught a pass in a game yet alone in preseason. I keep waiting to see this guy as a Brian Finneran replacement and it ain’t happening for me baby. Shed some light on this because we sure as hell didn’t give Laurent Robinson this kind of lattitude. This guy must have the goods on Smitty!!!!!!


D. Orlando Ledbetter

August 20th, 2012
11:16 pm

Wallace Francis – Best I can tell is that he is smart and can learn all of the positions. He is very productive in practices and scrimmages and plays specials teams.

August 21st, 2012
5:51 am

I hope the hamstring doesnt plague Owens all season.

Seen This B4

August 21st, 2012
8:29 am

Kerry Mier is probably being kept around to be the 5th receiver, a receiver that only gets on the field on special teams but is necessary on the roster as a back up receiver for when one of the first four receivers goes down to injury. The odds of two receivers going down in any one game is remote, but not impossible or unheard of, and if the falcan’ts are serious about morphing into a passing team, then they need 5 WRs on the active 53. He doesn’t get paid much, but will more than likely be crucial during the course of the regular season.

Seen This B4

August 21st, 2012
8:31 am

On the other hand,….if Kerrry Mier starts the season as one of the four primary receivers,….then the falcan’ts brass are just joking around when they indicate that they want to be a team with an explosive offense!!!!

Seen This B4

August 21st, 2012
8:33 am

Oh, and one more thing: GEAUX SAINTS!!!!

Scott Case

August 21st, 2012
10:12 am

VRdrago – Unless we lose a key corner to injury or even Dominique Franks to injury, Christopher Owens is as good as gone. Maybe the higher ups can trade him he’s not that bad he’s not that great either.

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