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Atlanta Falcons waive WR Kerry Meier

4/23/13 in NFL   |   Mia781   |   953 respect

The Atlanta Falcons announced on Monday that they placed wide receiver Kerry Meier on waivers, ending a three-year stint in which he mostly just couldn’t stay healthy.
 
The move should open the door to other receivers or players, who could be either free agents or draft picks, to try out for the Atlanta Falcons.
 
Coming out of the University of Kansas as a fifth-round pick in the 2010 NFL draft by the Atlanta Falcons, Kerry Meier showed great promise, boasting good size and having experience at playing both wide receiver as well as quarterback at collegiate level. Unfortunately an ACL suffered in the 2010 preseason as a rookie landed him on the injured reserve; and through most of his time in Atlanta Kerry Meier struggled to find his health in a favorable condition to stay on the field.
 
Kerry Meier appeared in 12 games, his most for the Atlanta Falcons throughout the period. Last season, Kerry Meier again spent the entire time on the injured reserve, including the postseason.
 
It is highly unfortunate that despite having the physical tools to be successful, a handful of injuries served enough bad luck to result in Kerry Meier being waived by the Atlanta Falcons.
 
Although Kerry Meier will likely attempt to draw some interest around the league to extend his playing career, it’s highly unlikely such plans will give way to an association with a team of a but few season. In fact, it won’t be surprising at all if Kerry Meier calls quits on his NFL career not too long from now.
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