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Atlanta Falcons Lose Defensive Lineman for the Season

The depth on the Atlanta Falcons defensive line, already razor thin, took a hit today when head coach Arthur Smith announced interior lineman Vincent Taylor ruptured an achilles tendon at practice.

Taylor was injured in the first game of the season last year while with the Houston Texans and didn’t return.

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He was brought to the Falcons as a 6’3 and 311 pound interior lineman to push for playing time across all three spots in Dean Pees’ 3-4 defense.

Taylor was originally a sixth-round draft choice of the Miami Dolphins in 2017. He played two seasons with the Dolphins. He had 27 tackles including three for loss in his second year with Miami.

He bounced around with three teams the next three seasons including the Buffalo Bills, Cleveland Browns, and Texans before signing with the Falcons in the offseason.

The Falcons will make a corresponding move in the near future to replace Taylor on the defensive line.

Scott Kennedy
Scott Kennedy is an Atlanta native and 20 year media veteran including time as Director of Scouting at, Managing Editor at 247Sports, VP Content Operations at Sports Illustrated and more. Scott has appeared as a recruiting and NFL Draft analyst on dozens of media including ESPN, NFL Network, USA Today, NY Times, and more.

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