LB Akeem Dent suffers concussion
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith says starting middle linebacker Akeem Dent suffered a concussion in the team's 31-17 loss to Baltimore on Thursday night and will miss next week's exhibition game against Cincinnati.
Mike Peterson, a 14-year veteran, took over for Dent in practice Saturday.
Rookie fullback Bradie Ewing, a fifth-round pick out of Wisconsin, is out for the season after injuring his right knee in Thursday's game.
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