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, the third player to go down with a major injury in
the first two weeks of the season.Levitre left Sunday's victory over the
Carolina Panthers with what was initially described as an elbow injury. After
further examination, it was determined Tuesday that he's done for the year
because of a triceps problem.Wes Schweitzer will take over Levitre's spot in the
starting lineup. The Falcons (1-1) also signed guard Zac Kerin to bolster the
depth up front."After receiving the tests results on Andy's injury from Sunday's
game, it has been determined that he will miss the remainder of the season with
a triceps injury," coach Dan Quinn said in a statement Tuesday, an off day for
the players. "Andy worked extremely hard to get back on the field after a
similar injury last year, and there is no doubt his leadership will continue to
be felt this year. We have a ton of respect for Andy and what he stands for, and
what he means to our team."Levitre's injury comes after defensive stalwarts
Keanu Neal and Deion Jones went down in a Week 1 loss to Philadelphia. Neal
(knee) is out for the year, while Jones (foot) will have to miss at least eight
games, though the Falcons are hopeful that he'll be able to return late in the
season.The Falcons also were without starting running back Devonta Freeman in
Week 2. He's got a bruised knee, which is not thought to be a long-term problem
but could keep him out for this week's game against the New Orleans
Saints.Levitre has started 47 games for the Falcons since being acquired from
Tennessee for a sixth-round pick just before the 2015 season. This was the 10th
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, who began his career with the Buffalo Bills
after being a second-round pick in 2009.Schweitzer started for Atlanta last
season but lost his No. 1 job after the team signed Brandon Fusco in free
agency.Now, Schweitzer is back in the lineup.The 27-year-old Kerin played in 15
games over three seasons for the Minnesota Vikings. He also spent time with the
New York Giants and Detroit, starting his lone game with the Lions.Giants news,
9/27: Drew Brees wants to play until he’s 45, Rhett Ellison’s Mark Bavaro
“aura,” more New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees is playing as well, maybe
better than he ever has at the age of 39. He said Wednesday that he has no plans
to stop playing for a while.“I think I can do it until 45. I’m not telling you I
am. I think I’ll walk away from this game before that, or until about 32 teams
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, with my kids, and I’m ready for the next chapter,
but I’m not there yet,” Brees said. “I enjoy doing what I’m doing. I feel like
we have a great opportunity here in New Orleans with our team, and I just still
love it. I love the locker room, I love the grind, and I love the
challenges.”Shurmur: Rhett Ellison has Mark Bavaro-esque “aura”When it comes to
Giants tight ends the highest compliment you can pay is to compare one to Mark
Bavaro. Giants coach Pat Shurmur did just that on Wednesday when talking about
Rhett Ellison.“He epitomizes a player that you want on your team. He’s very good
at what he does, he can line up anywhere, he finds a way to make plays. Some
guys just have a knack for that. He finds a way to make plays. Very trustworthy
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, and that is what you’re looking for,”
Shurmur said. “I made the analogy, and this probably isn’t fair because I don’t
know Mark Bavaro that well, but I sensed the same kind of aura when I met him
the other night – just a tough guy that’s going to do what he’s asked and let
the chips fall. That’s what Rhett is.”Saquon Barkley on the Saints’
league-leading run defenseBarkley has surpassed 100 total yards of offense in
each of his first three career games.“They definitely pop out on tape. They’re
fast, they’re a physical team. They’ve got some great linebackers over there,
great defensive linemen over there. We’ve faced great defenses before. We got to
continue to just work on ourselves, and continue to come in every single day and
work hard. I think everything else will take care of itself.”Alec Ogletree on
facing Drew BreesThe linebacker and defensive co-captain knows what the Giants
will be up against on Sunday.“He’s going to be a Hall of Fame quarterback one
day. Well he really is a Hall of Fame quarterback, he’s going to have a gold
jacket one day, but like you said, he’s done it for a long time and everybody
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, you got to get in his face, try to limit his
vision, but at the same time he has good pocket presence and he knows how to
work in the pocket,” Ogletree said. “Just presents a challenge for us to try to
go out there and do that and get in his face and try to block his vision a
little bit.”Around the Inter-GooglePayton: Roughing rule about intentional body
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