Durant and William Moore were both casualties on the first date in which teams could make such moves, and neither was a surprise due to the injury-laden seasons each has cobbled together. In particular, Durant missed three games in 2015 with elbow and calf issues, which contained him to 82 tackles (57 solo) and one forced fumble. Considering his age (30) heading into the offseason, though, the outside linebacker shouldn't have a problem drumming up interest on the free-agent market.
Justin Durant finished the season with 82 tackles and a forced fumble in 13 games with the Atlanta Falcons in 2015.
Durant had a solid season, and he played 62.5 percent of the total defensive snaps, although that doesn't account for the three games he missed, so he was a regular presence on the defensive side of the ball. Only Paul Worrilow had more tackles for the Falcons this season. Durant enters the 2016 season in the final year of his contract.
Justin Durant (calf) has been ruled out for Sunday's game in San Francisco.
Durant will likely be replaced in the starting lineup by either Nathan Stupar or Joplu Bartu, neither of whom warrants IDP consideration. Durant has 40 tackles in six appearances, but he only played a few snaps in one of those games and has otherwise been a solid IDP.
Justin Durant (calf) did not practice Wednesday.
The seriousness of Durant's injury is a bit unclear at this point, so the team likely held Durant out of practice as a precaution so he's ready in time for Sunday's matchup against the 49ers. Durant's status should be monitored throughout the week, as he could be a solid IDP option against a struggling 49ers team and their newly-named starting quarterback Blaine Gabbert.
Justin Durant (elbow) is active Sunday against the Titans.
Durant was unable to practice Wednesday and Thursday due to the ailment, but he was a full participant Friday and will slot right back into the starting lineup. He's been a serviceable IDP option, posting at least eight tackles in three of four games.
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