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Report: Falcons LB Brooks Reed undergoes surgery, will miss six weeks

Sep 9, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; Houston Texans outside linebacker Brooks Reed (58) during pre-game warmups before the Texans' season opener against the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY

Sep 9, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; Houston Texans outside linebacker Brooks Reed (58) during pre-game warmups before the Texans' season opener against the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY

The Atlanta Falcons were dealt a pretty rough blow about free agent acquisition linebacker Brooks Reed. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com, the former Houston Texan underwent surgery on his injured groin, which will force him to miss six weeks.

Reed signed a five-year, $22.5 million deal with $9 million guaranteed this offseason , but we'll have to wait and see what he can bring to the Falcons defense for a few more weeks.

(h/t @RapSheet)

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