Falcons’ secondary hit again as CB Dennard placed on IR

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FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP)The Atlanta Falcons have placed cornerback Darqueze Dennard on the reserve/injured list with a hamstring injury.

The loss of Dennard for at least three games deals another blow to the Falcons’ depleted secondary.

The Falcons were missing two starting defensive backs, safety Ricardo Allen (elbow) and rookie cornerback A.J. Terrell, their top draft pick, in Sunday’s loss to Chicago. The team announced Saturday that Terrell has been placed on the COVID-19 reserve list.

Kendall Sheffield, another cornerback who is a key member of the rotation, missed his second straight game with a foot injury.

The Falcons signed defensive end Austin Edwards to the practice squad and released linebacker Deone Bucannon and cornerback D.J. White from the team’s practice squad.

Dennard had 16 tackles and one interception for the Falcons (0-3). He was signed as a free agent in August.

Edwards spent training camp, the preseason and the first two weeks of the regular season on Atlanta’s practice squad.

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