He missed his entire rookie season, but came back strong after that offseason.
Before the injury, the Falcons were counting on Ewing to replace former Pro Bowler Ovie Mughelli. The position has been in a state of flux over the past two seasons. Mike Cox ended up being the main fullback in 2012 and last season Patrick DiMarco held the job.
Last season, the Falcons were confident enough in Ewing’s rehab that they did not extend a tender offer to Cox, who could have served as an insurance policy.
Ewing showed some pass-catching ability and the Falcons were hoping that he could serve as a lead-blocker.