Atlanta Falcons safety Keanu Neal

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Keanu Neal done for season with ACL tear

September 07, 2018 - 1:58 pm

The Atlanta Falcons' loss to the Philadelphia Eagles Thursday night has now been compounded with the announcement that strong safety Keanu Neal has been lost for the season.

ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter first reported the news Friday afternoon that Neal had torn his ACL. The Falcons confirmed the news shortly after.

Neal was named to the Pro Bowl following the 2017 season and has played in 31 games since joining the Falcons as a first-round draft selection in 2016. He has totaled 220 tackles (154 solo) with one interception, 15 passes defensed and eight forced fumbles.