Falcons DE Means out for season (Achilles)

Field Level Media

May 22, 2019 at 7:05 pm.

Atlanta Falcons defensive end Steven Means suffered a torn Achilles during OTAs and will miss the 2019 season, the team announced Wednesday.

Means, 28, played in eight games (four starts) for the Falcons last season, signing in September after being cut by the Philadelphia Eagles at the end of training camp. Means made 14 tackles, including three for loss and a sack, in 2018.

He was vying to reprise his role as a reserve pass-rusher behind Vic Beasley, Takkarist McKinley and Adrian Clayborn.

Means, a fifth-round pick of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2013, has 26 career tackles and three sacks in five NFL seasons. He has played for the Buccaneers (2013-14), the Baltimore Ravens (2014), the Eagles (2016-17) and Falcons.