Crawford (bicep) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday, Kelsey Conway of the Falcons' official site reports. After D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported Monday that the team was "planning on moving forward without" Crawford, his placement on injured reserve doesn't come as much of a surprise. With Crawford likely done for the year, Joe Vellano is in line to serve as the primary reserve defensive tackle.
Crawford sustained a bicep injury and did not return to Sunday's loss to the Bills, Kelsey Conway of the Falcons' official site reports. Crawford recorded two tackles (both solo) prior to leaving with the injury. There's no word on the severity of the injury at this point, but he was ruled out fairly soon after exiting.
Crawford (groin) returned to the field in the Falcons' exhibition loss to the Steelers on Sunday, Crawford inked a three-year, $10.3 million contract with the Falcons during the offseason. His start to camp has been slow due to a groin strain, but he was able to see 17 snaps in the loss. The 28-year-old is trying to solidify a role on the team's defensive line, so his return will be advantageous for his chances.
Crawford was held out of Monday's practice due to a groin strain, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports. Crawford picked up the injury in Sunday's practice. It's believed that Crawford's absence was precautionary, so the injury shouldn't hinder him too much in his preparation for his first season with the Falcons. The 28-year-old inked a three-year, $10.3 million contract with Atlanta in March after accruing 25 tackles and 3.5 sacks in 16 games with Dallas in 2016.
Crawford (foot) is active for Sunday's matchup with Philadelphia, David Helman of the Cowboys' official site reports. Crawford was expected to play after practicing in full all week. He'll get the start on Sunday while the Cowboys rest a few regular starters in advance of the playoffs.
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