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.