The NFL suspended safety Zeke Motta for two weeks, a source told NFL.com. Motta was released by the Falcons earlier this year after two seasons.
The Falcons announced on Thursday that they have waived safety Zeke Motta. Motta was a seventh-round selection in the 2013 NFL draft out of Notre Dame. He missed the entire 2014 season due to a serious neck injury. In 2013, in 10 games, he recorded 16 tackles and one pass deflection.
The Falcons put safety Zeke Motta on the reserve/PUP list to start the season, and he's not expected to play at all this year, reports ESPN.com. Motta is dealing with a serious neck issue.
The Falcons placed defensive tackle Corey Peters and safety Zeke Motta on the PUP list to start camp. Peters is rehabbing from a torn Achilles he suffered last December, while Motta has a neck injury that could jeopardize his career, per the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. "Corey will be rehabbing on the side to start training camp," coach Mike Smith said. "But we have been very optimistic about his work in the offseason with our guys in athletic performance, with the trainers and the doctors. As soon as they clear him, we'll get him back and on the field. ... He's has done a very good job with his rehabilitation."
The Falcons placed rookie safety Zeke Motta (neck) on injured reserve, reports ESPN.com. He underwent surgery Sunday.