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Falcons’ special-teamer Irons out for season


The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Falcons cornerback David Irons, a key player on special teams, suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament Sunday against Tampa Bay and will miss the rest of the season, according to a person familiar with the situation.

The team will announce roster moves later today to sure up the special teams and the secondary, which also loss defensive back Antoine Harris (groin injury) last week.

Irons, a former Dacula High standout who played at Auburn, made the team last season after being drafted in the sixth round (194th overall).

Last season, Irons lead the team with 13 tackles on special teams and had one fumble recovery.

Irons played in five games this season and was inactive for nine games.

Irons has a history of knee troubles. At Auburn, he suffered a knee injury in 2004 that caused him to miss the Tigers’ 13-0 season.

He went on to graduate early and continued playing for the Tigers after receiving an additional year of college eligibility from the NCAA because of the knee injury.

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