Freeney to miss Dolphins’ game with back strain 

ORLANDO — Falcons defensive end Dwight Freeney to be held out of tonight’s game with a slight back strain, according to coach Dan Quinn.

It’s a precautionary move and Freeney is expected back at practice as early as Sunday.

For the second game in a row, the Falcons will not have a chance to see the veteran Freeney and second-year defensive end Vic Beasley rush the passer together in their nickel package.

Beasley, who led the team with four sacks last year, was a late scratch against Cleveland last week. 

Freeney, who’s set to enter his 14th season in the NFL, has 119.5 career sacks.


D. Orlando Ledbetter, an award-winning journalist, is The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's beat writer for the Atlanta Falcons.

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