By LARRY VAUGHT
Jacob Tamme insisted he felt better than ever going into his ninth NFL season and had big hopes both for himself and the Atlanta Falcons.
Atlanta got off to a terrific start and Tamme, a former UK and Boyle County High School star, had 22 catches for 210 yards and one touchdown in eight games before injuring his shoulder Oct. 30 against Green Bay.
Tamme tried to rehab the injury — “He’s been trying like hell to rehab and just not coming through like he wanted,” Atlanta coach Dan Quinn said earlier this week — but he eventually had to accept he needed surgery.
“Unfortunately I had to have season-ending surgery this morning. Thank you to everyone who has been praying & sending support,” Tamme posted on Twitter Thursday night.
“I love our team so this situation brings great disappointment. But this is my 1st surgery in 9yrs. I feel very blessed. #RiseUp.”