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Falcons place LB Hartwell, CB Cash on IR

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (Oct. 12, 2005) -- The Atlanta Falcons placed linebacker Ed Hartwell and cornerback Chris Cash on the injured reserve list.

Hartwell, a starter and key free-agent offseason pickup, and backup Cash sustained season-ending injuries in Atlanta's Week 5 loss to New England. Hartwell had surgery Oct. 10 to repair a torn right Achilles' tendon. Cash broke his right arm.

The Falcons signed free-agent linebacker Martin Patterson to the 53-man roster and moved cornerback Leigh Torrence from the practice squad. Cornerback Amad Treaudo was signed to the practice squad.

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