The Atlanta Falcons have officially confirmed that rookie fullback Bradie Ewing is done for the 2012 season after tearing his ACL in the team's first preseason game against the Baltimore Ravens on Thursday night. Head coach Mike Smith gave the following quote to the team's official site:
"Unfortunately, we have to announce that Bradie Ewing will miss the entire season after sustaining a knee injury in last night’s contest," Smith said. "As a result, we will be placing him on injured reserve tomorrow. Bradie is a talented player and I know he and our training staff will do everything they can to ensure a full recovery."
It's likely that the Falcons will now be in the market for a fullback, with only Mike Cox on the roster. Former starter Ovie Mughelli was let go in the offseason and signed with the St. Louis Rams. Running back Jason Snelling has played the position before.