The Falcons placed cornerback Isaiah Oliver on injured reserve on Tuesday and he won’t be back with the team this year.
Oliver has a knee injury and the Falcons announced on Wednesday that it is a season-ender. Falcons head coach Arthur Smith addressed Oliver’s loss at his Wednesday press conference.
“I can’t say enough good things about him as a pro and a teammate. He’s really bought in, was having a good year. That’s the crappy part about this game,” Smith said, via Josh Kendall of TheAthletic.com.
Oliver started three of the team’s four games as a nickel corner. He had 11 tackles, a forced fumble, a fumble recovery, and three passes defensed in his four appearances this season. The 2018 second-round pick is in the final year of his rookie contract.