The Atlanta Falcons have placed Pro Bowl fullback Ovie Mughelli on season-ending injured reserve.
He suffered an injury to his right knee during Sunday’s victory over the Detroit Lions at Ford Field. He was hit in the knee by safety Louis Delmas after a short reception.
According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, former Georgia Bulldog Mike Cox was signed to replace him. The Falcons kicked the tires on a host of other fullbacks, including Mike Karney, Jason McKie, Lousaka Polite, Verron Hayes and Demitri Nance.
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