The Falcons blew yet another large lead on Sunday to fall to 0-3, and they didn’t escape from their loss to the Bears unscathed. Kicker Younghoe Koo picked up a groin strain that will cause him to miss some time, a source told Tom Pelissero of NFL Network (Twitter link).
Pelissero adds that injured reserve is a possibility, which would keep him out at least three weeks. Koo has been a rare bright spot for Atlanta, as he’s been quite solid since becoming their kicker about halfway through last season.
He’s particularly adept at the lost art of onside kicking, and in a game last year against the Saints Koo incredibly had three onside kicks that were recovered by the Falcons. Atlanta doesn’t have a kicker on their practice squad, so they’ll need to bring in someone from outside the organization for the time being.
An UDFA out of Georgia Southern in 2017, Koo made the Chargers’ roster as a rookie but promptly missed a few crucial kicks and was let go after just four games. After a stint in the AAF and on the Patriots’ practice squad last year, he finally resurfaced and found a home with the Falcons.
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