Falcons G Asamoah on IR; injury settlement with RB Smith
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) - The Atlanta Falcons placed offensive guard Jon Asamoah on injured reserve and reached an injury settlement with running back Antone Smith as they got down to the 53-man roster limit with a final round of cuts.
The moves were announced Saturday.
Asamoah didn't suit up for the final preseason game against Baltimore because of a hip injury. He already had lost his starting job in the Falcons' new zone-clocking scheme.
Smith was a big-play contributor for the Falcons in 2014, but he sustained a hamstring injury in the preseason opener and had not practiced since.
Last season, Smith scored five touchdowns on just 36 touches - all of them covering at least 38 yards.