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.