Minnesota Vikings linebacker Eric Wilson, left, blocks a punt by Atlanta Falcons punter Matt Bosher during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019, in Minneapolis.
Photo: AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn
Photo: AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn

Falcons place punter Matt Bosher on injured reserve 

Falcons punter Matt Bosher, who suffered a right groin injury Friday, was placed on injured reserve Saturday.

Bosher played in the first two games of the season. He was inactive against the Colts in Week 3 with a groin injury, and Matt Wile was on the roster for that game.  

Bosher was active for last week’s game against the Titans and punted poorly in that game. He practiced all week, but he suffered an injury after the media portion of the practice Friday.

In his nine seasons with the Falcons, Bosher has punted 489 times for 22,346 yards while averaging a franchise-best 45.8 yards per punt (40.5 net average). He has also kicked off 684 times with 383 touchbacks.

The Falcons signed Wile to the active roster earlier Saturday. 

Wile had one punt for 39 yards and had five kickoffs, four for touchbacks against the Colts.

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