Atlanta looks for defensive line help

The Falcons are looking for defensive line help. According to Pat Yasinskas (NFC South Blog at ESPN) they may have a decent find in the signing of DT Jeremy Clark.

A day after elevating defensive tackle Vance Walker from the practice squad to take the roster spot of the injured Peria Jerry, the Falcons signed defensive tackle Jeremy Clark to the practice squad. This move might be a little more significant than it looks. Clark has spent some time on the practice squads of the Giants and Eagles, two teams with pretty good defenses. With sudden uncertainty at defensive tackle, Clark could move up to the regular roster if he shows some promise.

The Falcons can use all the defensive help they can get. Atlanta’s rushing defense (19) and passing defense (17) is rather suspect for a team expecting a playoff run. Of course it is a young defense and should improve, but I cannot help but think that the loss of Peria Jerry is a huge impact.

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