OUTAdrian Clayborn
DL ATL (11)
2 days ago

Clayborn (knee) has been ruled out Sunday against the Chiefs.

EDGE Analysis

Clayborn did not practice all week due to torn MCL and meniscus. He is expected to undergo surgery but the team is hopeful he will be able to return before the end of the season. Look for Brooks Reed and Dwight Freeney to see increased reps in Clayborn's absence.

OUTAdrian Clayborn
DL ATL (11)
5 days ago

Head coach Dan Quinn said Tuesday that Clayborn (knee) is expected to play again this season, D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

EDGE Analysis

Clayborn sustained a torn MCL and partially torn meniscus during Sunday's win against the Cardinals. While he'll undergo surgery, the Falcons are hopeful that he'll be sidelined just three weeks. If so, the pass rusher could be available for a Week 16 divisional matchup in Carolina.

OUTAdrian Clayborn
DL ATL (11)
6 days ago

Clayborn (knee) tore his MCL and meniscus Sunday against the Cardinals and is expected to be out at least one month, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

EDGE Analysis

Clayborn will likely need surgery, although it isn't clear how that may impact his recovery. In his absence, both Ra'Shede Hageman and Dwight Freeney project to see additional snaps at defensive end.

OUTAdrian Clayborn
DL ATL (11)
6 days ago

Head coach Dan Quinn said Clayborn (knee) is sore Monday and will see a doctor Wednesday, NFL Network's Tiffany Blackmon reports.

EDGE Analysis

Clayborn injured his knee in Sunday's victory over the Cardinals. His availability for Week 13 appears completely up in the air.

OUTAdrian Clayborn
DL ATL (11)
1 week ago

Clayborn injures his knee during Sunday's win over the Cardinals, NFL Network's Tiffany Blackmon reports.

EDGE Analysis

Clayborn was forced to the locker room on Sunday after suffering the knee injury, while it remains unclear at this point how serious the issue could be. Additional information should become upon further tests, while his status for Week 13 versus the Chiefs may be up in the air.

OUTAdrian Clayborn
DL ATL (11)
3 months ago

Clayborn (shoulder) will play in Sunday's tilt with the Falcons.

EDGE Analysis

Considering Clayborn returned to practice in full on Friday, he should be ready to go on Sunday with no restrictions. While he's not in the starting lineup, look for Clayborn to be on the field in select packages.

OUTAdrian Clayborn
DL ATL (11)
3 months ago

Clayborn (shoulder) practiced in full on Friday.

EDGE Analysis

Clayborn was a limited participant Wednesday and Thursday, but was removed from the injury report after increasing his level of activity in practice Friday.

OUTAdrian Clayborn
DL ATL (11)
3 months ago

Clayborn (shoulder) is expected back for Week 1, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Clayborn was scheduled for an MRI on Friday, after injuring his shoulder during Thursday's preseason game against the Dolphins. He's expected to start at left defensive end, but he may lose a lot of snaps to Brooks Reed and/or Dwight Freeney.

OUTAdrian Clayborn
DL ATL (11)
3 months ago

Clayborn will undergo an MRI on his left shoulder Friday, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The defensive end suffered a shoulder injury during Thursday's preseason game against the Dolphins and was unable to return. Friday's MRI figures to shed light on the extent of Clayborn's shoulder injury. If the injury proves to be serious, it'd be a blow to a Falcons pass rush that finished dead last in the league in sacks last year, taking down the quarterback a mere 19 times.

OUTAdrian Clayborn
DL ATL (11)
8 months ago

The Falcons plan to use Clayborn solely as a defensive end in 2016, according to the Falcons Team Website.

EDGE Analysis

The Falcons rotated Clayborn at defensive tackle at points last year, but they felt he made a bigger impact at defensive end. In his first season year with the Falcons, Clayborn racked up 15 quarterback hits and three sacks, and the Falcons believe he can build on those numbers working only as a defensive end in 2016. He should see a boost in sack numbers this year if he can stay healthy.