Falcons tight end Michael Palmer (shoulder) out Sunday against Carolina

FLOWERY BRANCH–Falcons coach Mike Smith said reserve tight end Michael Palmer will miss Sunday’s game against Carolina because of an unspecified shoulder injury.

“He will definitely be out for the game this week,” Smith said today during his news conference.

Palmer suffered the injury during Atlanta’s 27-3 victory at San Diego yesterday. He had played six snaps up to that point and had one catch for one yard. For the season, Palmer (Parkview High School) has two catches for seven yards.

Blocking tight end Tommy Gallarda is the other player behind starter Tony Gonzalez on the 53-man roster. If the Falcons decide to add another tight end to the roster they could sign Chase Coffman off the practice squad.

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Sausage King of Chicago

September 24th, 2012
3:42 pm

McNasty

September 24th, 2012
3:48 pm

What about Julios’ hand

Loyalfalconfrmthemississippi

September 24th, 2012
4:00 pm

Julios hand will most likely be fine if anything they will tape it up and let him play ball too big of an impact to be out with a finger injury

kd

September 24th, 2012
4:05 pm

whats the news on julio????????

Zach

September 24th, 2012
4:58 pm

680 said that he suffered a lacerated hand and will be available this weekend.

Loyalfalconfrmthemississippi

September 24th, 2012
4:59 pm

Thanks for the info zach i was certain hed be playing

Really ?

September 24th, 2012
5:35 pm

I find it funny how all the trolls run and “hide” over on Mark and Jeff’s blog…… hilarious !!! oh, but I’m sure the excuses as to why will be coming now…….which idiot will reply first ?

steven a smith

September 24th, 2012
5:59 pm

Chase Coffman should be on the “Active Roster” anyway. If he gets a chance to play, he will be the heir apparent to Tony Gonzalez. No doubt!

Loyal falcon

September 24th, 2012
6:39 pm

I agree 100% Steven A

chc4

September 24th, 2012
6:58 pm

We could put up 50 on the Panthers… if we try for 60 minutes.

steven a smith

September 24th, 2012
8:16 pm

Loyal falcon

September 24th, 2012
6:39 pm

Thanks very much!

[...] D. Orlando Ledbetter of the AJC reports that Falcons head coach Mike Smith has already ruled tight end Michael Palmer out for this weekend’s matchup against divisional rival Carolina Panthers. Palmer suffered a shoulder injury early in Sunday’s win over the San Diego Chargers. He managed a single catch for a yard before he left the game. [...]

I usually just read but...

September 25th, 2012
9:49 am

I like palmer, he has done a good job when called on. Hope he’s back soon.

This is off topic but have you heard about what cowboy fans are finding when they go to cowboys.com? hahaha, you can’t make this stuff up. Sure to be a saints.com site coming soon.
bucs? why not? just for all the little buckaroos down in Tampa.
The real kicker will be http://www.panters.com for little spelling mistakes made in the Carolinas..

ignition

September 25th, 2012
1:17 pm

IDK about Chase he’s been cut from teams for a reason.. Including ours.
But lets hope he’s worked hard and built himself up to be a consistent and legitimate NFL player first become placing him as heir apparent to a HOF’er..

FalconJim

September 25th, 2012
1:31 pm

Hate to hear about a local guy (Palmer) being hurt….but, Coffman is a beast, and if given the opportunity, he will be a great player for us in the near future…

Samuel

September 25th, 2012
1:38 pm

M. Palmer will be back soon, next man up. I think the thing that will be evident this year, guys will come in an be produtive, for an injured starter.

Big Crimson 75

September 25th, 2012
3:31 pm

Gallarda looked a little green against SD — which is understandable.
We really don’t need an injury to Gonzo.
This Team has dealt with Grimes’ loss & the local police departments attempting to pick our players one by one.
We can’t lose Matty Ice or Gonzo.

sonybob

September 25th, 2012
3:37 pm

If they stick it out for a couple of years with Chase Coffman, the Falcons will have another pass catching tight end for quite some time!

BIGBEN42

September 25th, 2012
5:21 pm

If Chase Coffman ever get the desire to block.He would have been playing a long time ago.Can’t take a chance on getting you QB killed.

Paddy

September 25th, 2012
6:09 pm

Heir apperant to TG? The guy got cut in camp for a blocking TE who may never catch a pass in the NFL. If you can’t block, very few coaches want you on their team. If he learns to block he can get off the pactice squad.

Paddy

September 25th, 2012
6:14 pm

Falcon Jim””””””Coffman isa beast!!!!! lol. Not many beasts get cut from 2 teams in 2 years!!!!!!!!

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