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Top Dorian Etheridge News

  • Dorian Etheridge: Signs with Falcons' practice squad

    The Falcons signed Etheridge to their practice squad Tuesday, Tori McElhaney of the team's official site reports.

    Etheridge suffered an apparent knee injury during Atlanta's preseason finale against the Jaguars, causing the two parties to reach an injury settlement in early September. With the 230-pounder's return to the team's practice squad Tuesday, this suggests he's moved past the injury and is now in good health. Etheridge figures to provide emergency depth to the Falcons' linebacker corps should any of them miss time.

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  • Dorian Etheridge: Removed from IR

    Etheridge (knee) was waived with an injury settlement from the Falcons' injured reserve Thursday, Aaron Wilson of reports.

    Etheridge reverted to Atlanta's IR after he was let go with an injury designation as part of the team's final roster cuts at the end of August. The 2021 undrafted free agent will now be free to secure a contract elsewhere this regular season upon recovering from the knee injury he suffered during the Falcons' preseason finale.

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  • Falcons' Dorian Etheridge: Reverts to IR

    Etheridge (knee) reverted to the Falcons' injured reserve list Wednesday, per the NFL's official transaction log.

    Etheridge was waived/injured by Atlanta on Tuesday after he was carted off the field with an apparent knee injury Saturday against Jacksonville. He'll be unavailable for the entire 2022 season unless he reaches an injury settlement with the Falcons.

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  • Dorian Etheridge: Waived with injury designation

    The Falcons are waiving Etheridge (knee) with an injury designation Tuesday, Michael Rothstein of reports.

    Etheridge was carted off with an apparent knee injury during Saturday's preseason finale against Jacksonville. If he goes unclaimed on waivers, he'll revert to Atlanta's injured reserve.

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  • Falcons' Dorian Etheridge: Suffers apparent knee injury

    Etheridge left Saturday's preseason finale versus Jacksonville on a cart after apparently injuring his knee, Josh Kendall of The Athletic reports.

    The severity of the injury is unknown, and there's no timetable for Etheridge's return. He played exclusively on special teams as an undrafted rookie in 2021 and was looking to earn an expanded role headed into this regular season. For now, 2022 second-rounder Troy Andersen should see increased reps.

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  • Falcons' Dorian Etheridge: Seven tackles in preseason opener

    Etheridge posted seven tackles (two solo) across 33 defensive snaps during Friday's preseason loss to the Lions.

    Etheridge operated as a backup linebacker, playing 42 percent of Atlanta's defensive snaps, and finished second on the team in tackles behind Dee Alford. As a rookie undrafted free agent last year, Etheridge played exclusively on special teams across seven appearances.

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  • Dorian Etheridge: Back from Falcons' COVID list

    Etheridge was activated from the Falcons' practice squad COVID list Thursday.

    Etheridge tested positive for COVID-19 on Dec. 28 and was away from the team for over a week while going through league virus protocols. The linebacker has appeared in seven games for the Falcons this season, operating exclusively on special teams.

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  • Dorian Etheridge: Enters COVID protocols

    Etheridge (illness) was placed on the Falcons' practice squad COVID-19 list Monday and tested positive for the virus, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

    Etheridge has only contributed on special teams while with the active roster this season. However, with fellow linebackers Brandon Copeland and James Vaughters also on the COVID list, Etheridge could find his way to the active roster Sunday against Buffalo if he is able to clear protocols in time.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-3, 230 lbs
Birthplace: Charleston, WV
Age: 25
School: Louisville
Experience: 2