Falcons Safety Out For Week 8

He had a great game on Sunday versus the Cincinnati Bengals.

Now, per Atlanta Falcons head coach Arthur Smith, safety Jaylinn Hawkins is in concussion protocol and won't play Sunday against the Carolina Panthers.

Hawkins left Atlanta's Week 7 loss to the Bengals with what was originally deemed a head injury, but the safety appears to have suffered a concussion on the play. 

Smith ruling Hawkins so early in the week suggests there's a very good possibility that his absence could be longer than just one week. 

Before exiting Sunday's contest with the injury, Hawkins matched his season high with 11 tackles. Through seven games this season, Hawkins has 43 tackles, one forced fumble, one interception and three passes defended. 
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