Falcons' Caleb Huntley (Achilles) done for 2022 season

Atlanta Falcons running back Caleb Huntley suffered a season-ending Achilles tendon injury in the team's Week 15 loss to the New Orleans Saints.

What It Means:

Huntley tore his Achilles tendon in the first quarter of Sunday's loss and was quickly ruled out for the remainder of the competition. Further testing revealed that the rookie suffered a season-ending injury, and will go on the injured reserve as the season draws to a close. Huntley emerged in the Falcons' backfield this season after injuries to Damien Williams (chest) and Cordarrelle Patterson (knee), staking out a part of the team's voluminous rushing attack even after Patterson's return.

Huntley will finish the season with 76 carries, 366 yards, a 4.8 yards per carry average, and 1 touchdown. His injury opened up an opportunity for fellow rookie Tyler Allgeier in Week 15, who notched a season-high 17 carries for 139 yards and a touchdown. Allgeier should see an increase in his workload down the stretch.