Falcons place Cordarrelle Patterson on IR with knee injury

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The Atlanta Falcons will be without one of their most exciting players over the next four weeks.

Falcons head coach Arthur Smith announced on Monday that that running back Cordarrelle Patterson has been placed on injured reserve with a knee injury.

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Patterson, 31, had been dealing with the injury prior to Sunday’s win over the Cleveland Browns, where he increasingly saw less action as the game went on.

Patterson had again established himself as the Falcons’ lead back, rushing for 348 yards on 58 carries — an average of 5.8 yards per carry — as well as three touchdowns.

Caleb Huntley, who played on Sunday, was signed to the 53-man roster as the corresponding move while rookie Tyler Allgeier and Avery Williams should also rotate in with Patterson out.

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