Keanu Neal

Falcons rookie safety Neal to have ‘minor’ knee surgery

ATLANTA (AP) – Atlanta Falcons rookie safety Keanu Neal will miss the start of the season with a knee injury. The team says Neal will have arthroscopic surgery on his right knee on Monday and will miss three to four weeks. Neal, the team’s first-round pick from Florida and a projected starter, hurt his knee in the first quarter of…

Falcons’ Neal returns to practice, injury sidelines Ishmael

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) – Atlanta Falcons rookie starting safety Keanu Neal, the NFL’s 17th overall draft pick, was back at practice Sunday after missing last week’s exhibition game with a torso injury. Neal’s return helps the starting secondary. A shoulder injury will sideline No. 2 safety Kemal Ishmael when Atlanta (1-0 preseason) visits Cleveland (0-1) on Thursday. Running back…