Falcons to place safety Johnathan Cyprien on injured reserve

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Johnathan Cyprien was acquired by the Falcons in a trade. Video by D. Orlando Ledbetter.

Newly acquired strong safety Johnathan Cyprien, who played 24 defensive snaps (33 percent) against the Texans, was placed go on injured reserve on Tuesday.

There was no injury announcement for Cyprien on Sunday, but he was coming off a ACL knee injury that he suffered in 2018.

Cyprien also played three snaps on special teams in the 53-32 loss to the Texans.

The Falcons signed cornerback DJ White, who played at Georgia Tech, off the Eagles practice squad and onto the 53-man roster.  Offensive lineman John Wetzel was signed to the roster. Punter Sam Irwin-Hill was signed to the practice squad and tight end Carson Meier was released from the practice squad.

The Falcons traded Duke Riley and a sixth-round pick to the Eagles for Cyprien and a seventh-round pick prior to the Week 5 game against the Texans.

White, 26, was recently signed to the Eagles practice squad after spending the  exhibition season with the Washington Redskins.

White was a 34-game starter in college. He also spent time with the Colts and was a sixth-round pick by the Chiefs in 2016.


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