Atlanta Falcons safety Thomas DeCoud was ruled out for Sunday's game against the Washington Redskins due to a concussion.
DeCoud got hurt tackling Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy last week.
Rookie safety Zeke Motta, a former Notre Dame player, will start in his place. He had 10 tackles in reliefof DeCoud against Green Bay. Motta is playing with a broken finger.
"I thought he did a good job with the so-called 'live bullets,'" defensive coordinator Mike Nolan said. "It wasn't too big for him. He didn't get all starry-eyed. He was good. He had blood all over his face. I don't know what busted open on him, but he was hitting people and doing a real good job."
Follow me on Twitter: @RavensInsider
Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun.
Check out our partners at TiqIQ for the best deals on all games on the 2014 NFL schedule.
OCT 31 Joel Corry
Will DeMarco Murray set the single season rushing record? Will an 8-8 mark win the NFC South? Let’s take a look.
OCT 31 Seth Schwartz
Despite having scouts at every game, James Harris wasn't a lock to be drafted.
OCT 30 Seth Schwartz
From the NFL to the CFL to the WFL and the USFL, Johnnie Walton's career was one for the ages.