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Ovie Mughelli Injury: Mike Cox Signed By Falcons As Replacement

Tuesday night, the Atlanta Falcons confirmed reports that Pro Bowl fullback Ovie Mughelli will be placed on injured reserve due to a knee injury suffered against the Detroit Lions. The Falcons also announced the signing of former Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets and Kansas City Chiefs fullback Mike Cox.

Also out for the year, according to the team: guard Mike Johnson. Former Cleveland Browns and Buffalo Bills lineman Kirk Chambers was announced as a new addition to the offensive line collective. Chambers played at Stanford, so he's probably not dumb at all.

Cox played in 39 games in three Kansas City seasons, starting 17 of them. He's more or less on par with Mughelli statistically, as far as receiving goes, making 22 career catches for 125 yards (Mughelli has 24 for 202 in his past three years), but it remains to be seen whether he can take on as big a role in the offense.

Expect Jason Snelling to also get some snaps at fullback. Or don't! Be surprised either way. Pretty good way to live life.

For the latest information on the Falcons, check out the SBNation blog The Falcoholic.

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.