Falcons Keanu Neal (knee scope) expected to miss 3-4 weeks

Atlanta Falcons safety Keanu Neal will need a knee scope, which will sideline him for 3-4 weeks, per ESPN's Adam Schefter.

What It Means:

Kemal Ishmael is behind Neal on the depth chart, so look for him to fill in at safety to start the season.

The Falcons defense ranked 25th in schedule-adjusted Defensive Net Expected Points (NEP) in 2015, and with Neal not likely to miss more than one or two regular season games, he may be able to provide a boost on that side of the ball.