Training camp has yet to start and the first major injury of the year has already occurred and the victim is J.J. Wilcox. The Atlanta Falcons safety has suffered a torn ACL. He will, of course, miss the whole season with this injury.
Wilcox is a veteran safety who had a nice start to his career while he was in Dallas. With that being said, he has struggled to find his way over the past couple of seasons. He was only able to play in seven games last season as a member of the Indianapolis Colts and New York Jets. The year before that he only had 12 tackles in 12 games with the Pittsburgh Steelers.
In April the Falcons signed Wilcox to a one-year deal as a depth signing. That depth is now gone and the Falcons will have to hope for less injury trouble this season.
Luckily for Atlanta Damontae Kazee emerged last season with seven interceptions, which finished tied for the league lead.
As mentioned above, Wilcox was a depth signing. The Falcons were hoping he would emerge and Wilcox was hoping for the same. It’s hard to see where his career goes from here.
If Atlanta can stay healthy on defense, this won’t be a huge loss for them. However, if they suffer the number of injuries they did last season, this loss of Wilcox will hurt.
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