Falcons backup OLT Will Svitek will miss the 2012 season with an arm injury, head coach Mike Smith announced Monday.
Svitek, a seventh-year veteran, played in every game last season for Atlanta with a career-high 10 starts. In his career, he has appeared in 61 games with 16 starts.
Svitek was the team’s No. 2 blind-side tackle behind Sam Baker. Rookie Lamar Holmes, a third-round draft pick out of Southern Mississippi, is now next in line.