Broncos OL Nico Falah Tears Achilles

Nico Falah went down at Broncos practice today, and it doesn’t sound good for the offensive lineman. NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport reports (via Twitter) that Falah is “suspected to have torn his Achilles.” Mike Klis of 9News in Denver confirms the news, saying Falah has torn his Achilles (via Twitter).

The former undrafted free agent out of USC joined the Broncos last October following stops with the Titans and Jets. The six-foot-four, 301-pound lineman made several cameos on Denver’s 53-man roster throughout the season, but he didn’t end up seeing the field for any games.

It’s a tough break for Falah, who had a good chance to earn a roster spot as a reserve lineman. The Broncos have lost a handful of offensive linemen this offseason (including Matt Paradis, Max Garcia, Billy Turner, and Jared Veldheer), and they’ve only added a pair of lineman in free agent Ja’Wuan James and second-rounder Dalton Risner.

If Falah indeed misses the entire season, the Broncos could look to Risner, Sam Jones, Don BarclayAustin Schlottmann as their primary reserve lineman.

Photo courtesy of USA Today Sports Images.

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8 comments on “Broncos OL Nico Falah Tears Achilles

  1. pawtucket

    So sad. These fringe guys work so hard to make the squad and keep the dream alive. An injury like this can easily be a career killer

    Big difference renting cars out for Avis or playing in the NFL

    • JJB0811

      I agree with the top part. But if he took school serious, he could do more than be a rental agent for Avis.

        • trident

          They are taking college serious. They are preparing for a career in the nfl instead of accounting, engineering, or medicine like the rest of us. He can always go bavk to school

          • trident

            *i hit post by accident. Anyway point still stands…he can go back to school same as the guy who flunked out of premed and will never be a doctor.

      • Thomas Bliss

        I know a guy whom went to school at the University of Alabama and is a manager at Enterprise Rental Car and he does really well for himself. Point is to don’t be so quick to judge someone working a counter at a rental car company.

      • crosseyedlemon

        Doesn’t using “children” as a derogative indicate a judgement has been made?

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