Falcons Place S Keanu Neal On IR, Sign Two


The Atlanta Falcons announced Tuesday that they’ve placed S Keanu Neal on injured reserve and signed OL John Wetzel and DB Jamal Carter to their active roster.

  • The Falcons also signed TE Carson Meier to their practice squad.

Here’s the Falcons updated practice squad:

  1. WR Christian Blake
  2. S Chris Cooper
  3. QB Danny Etling
  4. OL Sean Harlow
  5. DT Jacob Tuioti-Mariner
  6. DT Justin Zimmer
  7. WR Brandon Powell
  8. T Nate Wozniak
  9. TE Carson Meier

Neal, unfortunately, suffered an Achilles tear in Week 3, so this move was expected.

Neal, 24, is a former first-round pick of the Falcons back in 2016. He was entering the fourth year of his four-year, $10,737,644 contract when the Falcons picked up his fifth-year option this past April.

Neal stands to make a base salary of $1.914 million for the 2019 season. The fifth-year option will cost the Falcons around $6.7 million for the 2020 season.

In 2019, Neal appeared in three games and recorded 14 tackles and no interceptions for the Falcons.

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