Falcons vs. Miami: News and Notes

Posted Sep 1, 2005

MIAMI - News and notes from Atlanta's game with Miami.

Rookie linebacker Jordan Beck, who led the Falcons with 23 preseason tackles, underwent season-ending foot surgery Thursday in Charlotte, N.C.

A foot specialist operated on the third-round draft pick from Cal Poly and inserted screws to hold a torn ligament at the base of his left toes in place. Beck is expected to make a full recovery. ...

Trainers escorted backup guard Michael Moore into the locker room in the second quarter with another apparent setback to his right shoulder. Moore was a first-time starter last year when his season ended with a torn rotator cuff in Week 1. ...

Reserve tight end Klaus Alinen left with a knee injury in the first half.

START ME UP: Brian Finneran was the only receiver on the field when the first-team offense took its first snap behind quarterback Michael Vick.

The Falcons opened with two tight ends, Eric Beverly and Dwayne Blaklely. Starter Alge Crumpler did not dress for precautionary reasons.

Vick played just one series. Split end Dez White (knee) took some snaps in the first series. Starting running back Warrick Dunn was held out to avoid risk of injury.

With linebacker Keith Brooking (thigh), cornerback Jason Webster (hamstring) and right end Brady Smith (neck) returning from injuries, the starting defense was on the field for the first time in preseason.

Demorrio Williams started at strongside linebacker. Ike Reese dressed but did not play.

SEEN, BUT NOT ON THE SCENE: Peerless Price, the highly paid receiver whom Atlanta waived on Tuesday, visited the Dolphins at their team headquarters in Davie, Fla. He also has spoken twice with the Dallas Cowboys and hopes to meet with the Philadelphia Eagles.

Price flew home to Stone Mountain did not attend the game.

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