Tight end Adam Nissley, an undrafted free agent from South Forsyth High and Central Florida, suffered an torn ACL last week before being released injured by the Falcons, waived-injured.

Nissley, 6-foot-6 and 267 pounds, was recovering from a torn ACL in the opposite knee that he suffered last August 9.

The Falcons signed tight end Anthony Miller to take Nissley’s spot on the roster.
Nissley got off to a bumpy start with the Falcons.

On the first day of minicamp last June, he got into a scuffle with defensive end John Abraham, who is no longer with the team. During a kickoff coverage drill, Nissley drew the ire of special teams coordinator Keith Armstrong after he jumped offsides.

Things had started to smooth out before he suffered the first knee injury.

“This has been the experience of a lifetime, to come out and play and learn football from the best guys in the NFL,” Nissley at the time.