The Atlanta Falcons today announced that veteran RB Travis Jervey has been
placed on injured reserve with a torn anterior cruciate ligament of his left
knee. Jervey, who suffered the injury late in fourth quarter of Sunday's win
over Carolina, will undergo surgery to repair the knee in the next several
The Falcons announced today that they have signed RB Maurice
Smith to replace Jervey on the 53-man roster.
Jervey, 6-0, 222 pounds, joined the Falcon last season after
spending four years in Green Bay and two seasons in San Francisco. In his
first season with Atlanta he registered a career-high 15 special teams
tackles. Jervey had 10 rushing attempts for 17 yards, four kickoff returns
for 143 yards with a 67 yard return and two special teams tackles in the
Falcons first six games of the 2002 season.