Atlanta Falcons DC Dean Pees was carted off after a Saints player trying to field a punt ran into him during pre-game warmups.
Here he is being carted off after having his neck stabilized.
The team released a statement saying Pees is stable and has been transported to the hospital.
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The 71-year-old began his NFL coaching career with the Patriots back in 2004 as their linebackers coach. He would eventually work his way up to defensive coordinator before joining the Ravens in 2010.
The Titans hired Pees as their defensive coordinator in 2018 after successfully getting him out of retirement. He would again retire after the 2019 season, but the Falcons got him back in 2021.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.