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    Kurt Benkert: Reverts to practice squad

    Kurt Benkert reverted to the Falcons’ practice squad Monday, per the NFL’s official transaction report.The quarterback ended up being inactive for Sunday’s loss after being called up to the active roster over the weekend. Both Matt Ryan and Matt Schaub are healthy, so Benkert’s presence on the active roster may not be needed in the coming weeks.

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    Falcons’ Kurt Benkert: Bumps to active roster

    The Atlanta Falcons elevated Kurt Benkert to the active roster Saturday.Both Matt Ryan and Matt Schaub are healthy for Sunday’s game against the Saints, so it’s a curious move by the Falcons. Nevertheless, the 25-year-old quarterback will suit up for his first NFL game Sunday.

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    Kurt Benkert: Signs with Atlanta’s practice squad

    Kurt Benkert agreed to join the Falcons’ practice squad Sunday, Evan Birchfield of The Falcoholic reports.Two Cavaliers competed in training camp, but only one could prevail. Matt Schaub, the 2004 draft choice out of Virginia, returns for his age-39 season as the backup to Matt Ryan, while Benkert (undrafted in 2018) is relegated to a practice squad role. Benkert completed 19 of 34 passes for 185 yards and a touchdown in last year’s preseason opener against the Broncos, but he suffered a toe injury during that contest and landed on injured reserve. Now recovered, Benkert continues his development within the Falcons’ organization as he aims to progress to the active roster.

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    Kurt Benkert: Let go Saturday

    Kurt Benkert was waived by the Falcons on Saturday, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.It would have been a major surprise to see Benkert unseat Matt Schaub for the backup role, so Saturday’s announcement doesn’t come as much of a surprise. Expect to see the undrafted free agent end up on the team’s practice squad to start the season.

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    Falcons’ Kurt Benkert: Back to full health

    Kurt Benkert (toe) has received clearance to resume participating in football drills, Kelsey Kramer of Heavy.com reports.Benkert missed the entire 2019 regular season after sustaining a significant toe injury during the Atlanta Falcons’ preseason opener against Denver, during which he put together a solid performance in completing 19 of 34 passes for 185 yards and a score. General manager Thomas Dimitroff said earlier in the offseason that he expects Benkert to compete with Matt Schaub and Danny Etling for the backup quarterback job in 2020, though the possibility of Atlanta drafting additional competition also can’t be ruled out.

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    Falcons’ Kurt Benkert: To battle for backup job

    General manager Thomas Dimitroff stated Tuesday that he expects Kurt Benkert to compete for the backup quarterback job in 2020, Kelsey Conway of the Atlanta Falcons’ official site reports.Dimitroff exuded optimism about both Benkert and Danny Etling on Tuesday, and mentioned that they each will “battle for that second or third spot” alongside Matt Schaub. Benkert made a positive impression during his lone preseason appearance of 2019, throwing for 185 yards and one touchdown while committing zero turnovers against the Broncos on Aug. 1, before suffering a severe toe injury during the latter half of the contest. Dimitroff did not necessarily rule out the possibility of Atlanta acquiring a QB via the draft, but Benkert has his name firmly planted on the GM’s radar heading into the new league year.

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    Falcons’ Kurt Benkert: Misses all but one game with injury

    Kurt Benkert (toe) suffered an injury during Atlanta’s exhibition opener against Denver, and he did not end up making another appearance during his second NFL season out of Virginia.The 24-year-old signal-caller put forth an encouraging season debut by completing 19 of 34 passes for 185 yards and a touchdown during the Hall of Fame Game on Aug. 1, but unfortunately he lost the rest of 2019 due to what NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported to be a “major” toe injury. Granted, Benkert had a limited body of work in 2019, but he vastly improved upon the 43.8 percent completion rate and 0:4 TD:INT he established during the 2018 preseason. Still yet to appear in a regular-season contest, Benkert remains under contract with the Atlanta Falcons for one more year at a cap hit of $510,000.

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    Falcons’ Kurt Benkert: Out for first eight games

    Kurt Benkert (toe) was placed on injured reserve by the Atlanta Falcons on Tuesday, Will McFadden of the team’s official site reports.Benkert suffered a major toe injury during Thursday’s preseason opener, and will have to sit out at least the first eight games of the season with the placement on IR. The team signed Matt Simms on Saturday to back up Matt Ryan and Matt Schaub, confirming the serious injury for Benkert. The Virginia product will likely be stashed on the IR as long as he’s out, in order for the Falcons to keep him on the roster.

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    Falcons’ Kurt Benkert: Suffers major toe injury

    Kurt Benkert suffered a “major” toe injury during Thursday’s preseason opener against the Broncos, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.The Atlanta Falcons signed Matt Simms on Saturday, which seems to reinforce the notion Benkert’s injury is serious. The 2018 undrafted free agent was pushing Matt Schaub for the backup role behind Matt Ryan, but it seems likely this news will put a damper on that possibility. Don’t be surprised if the Falcons do eventually place Benkert on injured reserve in order to stash the young quarterback.

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    Falcons’ Kurt Benkert: Suffers toe injury

    Kurt Benkert completed 19 of 34 passes for 185 yards and a touchdown in Thursday’s preseason opener versus the Broncos. However, he suffered a toe injury in the fourth quarter and will not return, William McFadden of the Atlanta Falcons’ official site reports.The Falcons opted to rest Matt Ryan for the exhibition contest, which resulted in a healthy workload for Benkert. He currently sits behind Matt Schaub as the No. 3 quarterback on the depth chart, so the Falcons likely wanted to see what he could do with the opportunity. Schaub came in to close out the game following his injury.

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