The Atlanta Falcons announced that they have placed S J.J. Wilcox on their injured reserve after he sustained a torn ACL in Monday’s practice.
We have placed J.J Wilcox on reserve/injured list. https://t.co/rAxhRH9h8P
— Atlanta Falcons (@AtlantaFalcons) July 24, 2019
Wilcox had to be helped off the field during the first day of training camp after suffering a right knee injury and couldn’t put any pressure on the leg before receiving immediate attention from the training staff.
Wilcox, 28, is a former third-round pick of the Cowboys back in 2013. He has played out his four-year, $2,811,068 contract with the Cowboys before signing a two-contract with the Buccaneers worth up to $8.5 million.
The Buccaneers traded him to the Steelers at the start of the 2017 season for a 2018 sixth-round pick. Wilcox was set to make a base salary of $3.125 million for the 2018 season when the Steelers released him during the offseason.
Wilcox had brief stints with the Colts and Jets before signing on with the Falcons this past April.
In 2018, Wilcox appeared in five games for the Jets and two games for the Colts. He recorded six tackles and no interceptions.