Dan Quinn: Kurt Benkert's toe injury 'will knock him out for a while'


Second-year quarterback Kurt Benkert left the Falcons' first preseason game due to a toe injury, and it appears the injury will cost him a bit of time.


Coach Dan Quinn told the media on Sunday after an open practice at Mercedes-Benz Stadium that Benkert's injury "will knock him out for a while." The full extent of the toe injury remains unknown, and Quinn said Benkert is getting a second opinion on Tuesday.

Prior to leaving Atlanta's 14-10 loss in the Hall of Fame Game, Benkert was one of the most impressive Falcons players. He led the offense to all 10 of its points and threw for 185 yards with one touchdown pass to running back Brian Hill. Just based on the eyeball test, Benkert's night was noteworthy. The ball jumped out of his hand, and his placement was rock-solid for the most part.

The Falcons agreed to terms with quarterback Matt Simms on Saturday. Simms was on the Falcons' practice squad from 2015-16, and he was released after an injury sustained during the 2017 preseason.

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