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Falcons Get Another Concerning Kyle Pitts Injury Update

Adam Taylor McKillop
The Atlanta Falcons received another concerning Kyle Pitts injury update on Thursday.
The Atlanta Falcons received another concerning Kyle Pitts injury update on Thursday. / ASSOCIATED PRESS

Following a dynamic Pro Bowl campaign in his rookie campaign last year, Atlanta Falcons tight end Kyle Pitts hasn't quite been able to recreate the same success in 2022. His stats are down across the board through four weeks, and the news just keeps getting worse.

Pitts saw his name pop up on the weekly injury report Wednesday when he missed practice because of a hamstring issue. The news didn't get any better on Thursday, unfortunately.

Kyle Pitts Injury Update

Falcons insider Michael Rothstein reports Pitts was held out of practice again on Thursday, missing practice for the second day in a row.

Pitts is officially listed as questionable ahead of a crucial Week 5 tilt with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Facing the No. 4 defense per Football Outsiders' DVOA metric will already be a challenge for Atlanta without Cordarrelle Patterson, and playing without Pitts would hamper their offense even more.

A hamstring issue could explain Pitts' struggles thus far, as he's caught just 10 of his 22 targets for 150 yards and 0 scores. The 45.5% catch percentage and 6.8 yards per target are worrisome metrics on top of the fact that he played a season-low 62% of the offensive snaps in Week 4.

Falcons fans will pay close attention to the injury report ahead of Sunday's NFC South clash. For now, Atlanta enters that matchup as heavy 10-point road underdogs on FanDuel Sportsbook's NFL odds.

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