Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Falcons DE Adrian Clayborn will undergo surgery to trim a partially torn meniscus. The expectation is that Clayborn will miss 3-5 weeks following the procedure.
- Falcons HC Dan Quinn told Sirius XM NFL Radio that Clayborn isn’t out for the year and will be back at some point this season.
- According to Schefter, surgery for Clayborn’s knee injuries is considered likely.
Clayborn, 28, is a former first-round pick of the Buccaneers back in 2011. He spent four years in Tampa Bay before signing on with the Falcons last year.
Atlanta brought Clayborn back on a two-year, $9 million contract this past March. He stands to make base salaries of $1.75 million and $3.75 million over the next two years.
In 2016, Clayborn has appeared in 11 games and recorded 20 tackles, 4.5 sacks and a fumble recovery returned for a touchdown.
We’ll have more regarding Clayborn as the news is available.