Falcons FB Bradie Ewing tore an ACL in Thursday’s preseason opener and will miss the 2012 season, ESPN's Josina Anderson first reported.
Falcons head coach Mike Smith announced Friday that Ewing will miss the season with the knee injury.
Ewing, the team’s fifth-round pick in April’s draft, was competing to start at fullback after the team cut Ovie Mughelli. Mike Cox is now likely to start.
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