The Falcons placed Bennett (ankle) on injured reserve Friday. No surprise here, as Bennett suffered a broken ankle at practice earlier in the week. Injuries have been an issue for Bennett, as he also missed most of the 2017 season due to a torn pectoral and was sidelined during this spring's OTAs with a hand injury. The 26-year-old will now look forward to at working through another recovery process.
Bennett broke his ankle at practice Monday and is out indefinitely, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Bennett did enough in his two-game midseason audition with the Falcons to draw a reserve deal for 2019, but unfortunately he just continues to be besieged by injury. Bennett missed nearly the entire 2017 season with the Jaguars due to a torn pectoral, and he also suffered a left hand injury during OTAs last month prior to Monday's mishap. With Bennett now presumed out for an extended period of time, Justin Zimmer, Ra'Shede Hageman and Jacob Tuioti-Mariner will compete for roster spots behind Grady Jarrett, Jack Crawford, Tyeler Davison and Deadrin Senat.
The Falcons signed Bennett to a reserve/future contract on Thursday, Kelsey Conway of the team's official site reports. Bennett played two games with Atlanta in 2018 before being waived on Oct. 30, and he now rejoins the team. The 25-year-old defensive tackle will work to carve out a depth role with the Falcons this offseason.
Bennett was waived by the Falcons on Tuesday, Will McFadden of the Falcons' official site reports. Bennett had played two games with the Falcons this season, accumulating five tackles (four solo) and one sack. Bennett was cut to make room for offensive lineman Zane Beadles on the active roster. The 25-year-old defensive tackle is now free to sign with any team.
Bennett was released by the Jaguars on Tuesday, Daniel Popper of The Athletic reports. With Fowler returning from his one-game suspension this week, Bennett was released in order to clear a roster spot. Bennett was inactive for Sunday's season opener against the Giants.
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