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Falcons Rookie Guard Mike Johnson Leaves Practice Early Due To Knee, Expected To Miss One Week

Rookie guard Mike Johnson, the Falcons' third-round pick from Alabama, left practice early with a sprained knee. Considering the team just traded backup guard Quinn Ojinnaka to the Patriots, this is hardly welcome news. Johnson isn't expected to start anytime soon, but it would be ideal to get the new guys as many live reps as possible.

Still, it doesn't sound like Mike Johnson is expected to face that much of a setback. The injury appears similar to the one suffered by Johnson's rookie interior line counterpart, Corey Peters, during last week's game against New England.

According to D. Led:

Hearing #Falcons OL #Mike Johnson has a sprained knee and will miss a week or so.less than a minute ago via TweetDeck


Depth chart implications for Friday night's game in Miami: we'll see more of Jose Valdez than usual, and perhaps more of new signee Mark Ortmann than expected.

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