NFC South Standings

Team Div Overall
4-2-0 9-8-0
4-2-0 9-8-0
3-3-0 7-10-0
1-5-0 2-15-0

2023 Defensive

STATS CMB
Total Tackles
SCK
Sacks
FUM
Forced Fumbles
INT
Interceptions
TD
Interceptions Returned For Touchdown
Regular Season 18 0.5 0 0 0

Top Troy Andersen News

  • Falcons' Troy Andersen: Year 2 marred by injury

    Andersen (pectoral) finished 2023 with 19 tackles (seven solo) and half a sack in two appearances.

    Andersen suffered a pectoral injury in Week 2 and was placed on IR. He was designated to return the Wednesday of Week 18 prep, but he ultimately wasn't cleared to suit up. Andersen should be able to reclaim his starting spot in 2024 if he's healthy, but Nate Landman and Kaden Elliss both played well in Andersen's absence in 2023.

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  • Falcons' Troy Andersen: Won't return Week 18

    Andersen (pectoral) has been ruled out ahead of Sunday's game against the Saints.

    The 24-year-old linebacker was designated to return from injured reserve Wednesday, and despite a week of limited practice sessions, Andersen won't return to the field Sunday. The Montana State product would have a chance to return if the Falcons find their way into the playoffs, but Kaden Elliss is expected to continue starting in Andersen's place in Week 18.

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  • Falcons' Troy Andersen: Making return to practice

    The Falcons designated Andersen (pectoral) for return from injured reserve Wednesday, D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

    The move opens a 21-day window during which Atlanta can officially activate Andersen before they would either have to add him to the 53-man roster or keep him on IR for the rest of the season. The Falcons' official injury reports during the week will give an idea of whether he might be available for their must-win game Sunday versus the Saints.

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  • Falcons' Troy Andersen: Logs limited practice Wednesday

    Andersen (pectoral) was a limited participant in practice Wednesday, Amna Subhan of the Falcons' official site reports.

    Andersen was designated to return from IR on Wednesday after missing the majority of the campaign with a torn pectoral muscle. Though the linebacker was able to participate in a limited fashion upon his return to practice, it's not a certainty that he'll be able to suit up for Sunday's critical regular-season finale versus New Orleans. Andersen had been a starter prior to his injury, tallying 19 tackles (seven solo), including a half-sack, over two games.

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  • Falcons' Troy Andersen: Will miss extended time

    Andersen will require surgery to address a torn pectoral muscle and could be sidelined for 4-to-6 months, D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

    After being placed on injured reserve Tuesday, Andersen will have to miss a minimum of four games, but the Falcons are anticipating him being sidelined for much longer. Given the projected recovery timeline, Andersen looks like he'll end up missing the rest of the regular season, though the linebacker could have a shot at returning for the playoffs, if the Falcons earn a postseason spot. The Falcons will likely turn to Nate Landman to start in place of Andersen, just as they did when Andersen missed the team's Week 2 win over the Packers with a concussion. Andersen had put himself on the IDP radar during the two games in which he played, totaling 19 tackles and a half sack.

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  • Falcons' Troy Andersen: Going onto IR

    Atlanta placed Andersen (shoulder) on its injured reserve list Tuesday, Terrin Waack of the Falcons' official site reports.

    As was feared after Coach Arthur Smith made a discouraging statement regarding Andersen's shoulder early in the week, he'll now have to spend at least Atlanta's next four games in recovery. Nate Landman figures to step in as a starter until Andersen is ready to return.

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  • Falcons' Troy Andersen: Injury may be serious

    Coach Arthur Smith said Monday that the arm/shoulder injury Andersen sustained during Sunday's 20-6 loss at Detroit "didn't look good," Tori McElhaney of the Falcons' official site reports.

    The specifics of the issue Andersen is dealing with are still unknown, but his coach's comments don't bode well for his recovery timeline. It will be worth watching whether Andersen ends up moving to injured reserve in the coming days.

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  • Falcons' Troy Andersen: Suffers shoulder injury Sunday

    Andersen (shoulder) recorded nine tackles (eight solo) during Sunday's 20-6 loss to the Lions.

    Andersen, who missed Week 2 due to a concussion, played 90 percent of the team's defensive snaps in Week 3 before suffering a shoulder injury, per D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. In his first two games as a full-time starter, the second-year linebacker has recorded 19 tackles and a half-sack. If he can stay on the field, Andersen has the ability to rack up IDP points quickly, but his health is emerging as a red flag thus far. The severity of his current injury remains unclear, but his status on Atlanta's initial injury report for Week 4, which will drop Wednesday, should provide further clarity.

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  • Falcons' Troy Andersen: Carted off field

    Andersen (arm) was carted off the field during Atlanta's 20-6 loss to Detroit on Sunday, Tori McElhaney of the team's official site reports.

    Andersen was hurt late in the fourth quarter and did not return to the game. Nate Landman took over for the injured 24-year-old and should continue to do so if Andersen ends up missing time.

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  • Falcons' Troy Andersen: Clears protocols

    Andersen has cleared the league's concussion protocols and practiced in full Thursday.

    Andersen was unable to play in Sunday's win over the Packers, but the second-year linebacker has now logged back-to-back full practices and should be considered good to go for Week 3 against the Lions. He should return to his role as one of two starting inside linebackers for Atlanta's 3-4 defense.

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  • Falcons' Troy Andersen: Practices fully Wednesday

    Andersen (concussion) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice, Michael Rothstein of ESPN.com reports.

    It's unclear if Andersen has cleared the league's concussion protocol, but this puts him on track to return for Week 3 against the Lions after missing Week 2. Nathan Landman started and played 98 percent of the defensive snaps in Andersen's absence this past Sunday versus Green Bay.

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  • Falcons' Troy Andersen: Won't play Week 2

    Andersen (concussion) has been ruled out for Sunday's Week 2 game against the Packers, Josh Kendall of The Athletic reports.

    A 2022 second-round pick, Andersen is in his first season as a full-time starter for the Falcons. He played 99 percent of the defensive snaps in the season opener versus Carolina, recording 10 tackles, including 0.5 sacks, but reported concussion symptoms and will miss Week 2. Nate Landman is expected to start in his place.

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  • Falcons' Troy Andersen: Remains sidelined

    Andersen (concussion) did not practice Thursday, Amna Subhan of the Falcons' official site reports.

    Andersen may still be in the early stages of the league's five-step protocol to gain clearance to return to play, which could be bad news for his chances to suit up for Week 2 against the Packers. If the Montana State product is unable to go, Tae Davis would likely be the beneficiary of an increased role Sunday.

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  • Falcons' Troy Andersen: Unable to practice

    Andersen (concussion) is not practicing Wednesday, Terrin Waack of the Falcons' official site reports.

    Andersen entered the league's concussion protocols Wednesday, which will keep him off the practice field and potentially out of the team's Week 2 contest against the Packers. If the Montana State product is unable to clear the league's five-step protocols to gain clearance to play, Tae Davis would likely be the benefactor in an increased role against Green Bay.

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  • Falcons' Troy Andersen: In concussion protocol

    Andersen was placed in the NFL's concussion protocol Wednesday, Scott Bair of the Falcons' official site reports.

    Per coach Arthur Smith, Andersen didn't feel right when he came into the facility Tuesday. Andersen will need to clear the league's five-step concussion protocol in order to suit up against the Packers on Sunday. Tae Davis would likely step into a starting role if Andersen's unable to play.

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  • Falcons' Troy Andersen: Impresses as full-time starter

    Andersen recorded 10 tackles (three solo), including one for loss, and a half-sack during Sunday's 24-10 win over the Panthers.

    Andersen took over as a full-time starter late last year, and the second-year pro is expected to take a major leap in Year 2. He tied Jessie Bates with a team-high 10 stops and made a few plays in the backfield, as well. Andersen is a strong IDP option moving forward, but the youngster may have some hiccups along the way.

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  • Falcons' Troy Andersen: Makes most of rookie campaign

    Andersen tallied 69 tackles (40 solo), one forced fumble and one pass defense across 17 appearances during the 2022 campaign.

    Andersen quickly carved out a role in Atlanta's defense during his rookie campaign and eventually overtook Mykal Walker as a starter to end the season. The 2022 second-round pick played at least 80 percent of the Falcons' defensive snaps in five games and totaled 34 tackles during those contests, including a career-high 13 stops against San Francisco in Week 6. Given his successful rookie campaign, it's safe to presume Andersen will have a significant role in Atlanta's defense to begin 2023, especially if the Falcons are unable to retain Rashaan Evans.

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  • Falcons' Troy Andersen: Seven stops in loss

    Andersen recorded seven tackles (five solo) during Sunday's 21-18 loss to New Orleans.

    Andersen drew the start over Mykal Walker and notched his most tackles in a game since Week 6, when Walker was sidelined with an injury. If Andersen continues to draw starts, he could emerge as a solid IDP option during the final three games of the regular season.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-4, 235 lbs
Birthplace: Dillon, MT
Age: 24
School: Montana St.
Experience: 2