The Atlanta Falcons placed running back Damien Williams on the injured reserve list Saturday. Williams, who signed a one-year deal back in March, suffered a rib injury during the team’s Week 1 loss to the Saints.
Latest updated on Damien Williams after leaving the game early Week 1. https://t.co/r5qlVdjnJf
— Atlanta Falcons (@AtlantaFalcons) September 17, 2022
The veteran running back will be out a minimum of four weeks and his absence assures fans a chance to see rookie Tyler Allgeier, Atlanta’s fifth-round draft selection out of BYU. Allgeier rushed for 23 touchdowns last season, which was tied for most in the FBS.
The Falcons are drafting BYU RB Tyler Allgeier 🔥
He rushed for 23 TDs last year alone, tied for the most in FBS 😳 pic.twitter.com/XKWIb8VZyj
— ESPN College Football (@ESPNCFB) April 30, 2022
The Falcons take on the Rams this Sunday at 4:05 p.m. ET. Los Angeles is currently a 9.5-point favorite over Atlanta in Week 2.