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Jake Matthews cleared for practice, says he's 'ready to go'

Jake Matthews may have had offseason foot surgery, but we can all rest easy, as the starting left tackle has officially been cleared for practice. According to D. Orlando Ledbetter of, Matthews is apparently feeling great as well. “It feels good,” Matthews told “I’m ready to go. I’m cleared to do anything. When we start tomorrow, I will be out there and...
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July 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Jake Matthews back in action Tuesday after foot surgery

The Atlanta Falcons got some good news on Tuesday, as starting left tackle Jake Matthews returned to practice, according to Vaughn McClure of ESPN. As McClure explains, Matthews underwent surgery back in January to repair a torn Lisfranc ligament in his foot. "Matthews appeared to run without issue as he participated in early drills. He underwent surgery Jan. 5, and was given a four...
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June 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons OL Jake Matthews named one of 10 most disappointing rookies of 2014

This year’s rookie class is loaded with talent; all over the league, first-year players are performing at a high level, demonstrating that they’re going to be stars for years to come. But that’s not a 100 percent, across-the-board statement. Like in any draft, this year’s batch of newcomers has some players who haven’t been able to smoothly make the transition to the NFL...
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December 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons’ Jake Matthews named as top-5 on the hot seat right now

Two games down, two to go – at least in the preseason. Yes, that means that the start of regular season is still two weeks away. But that doesn’t mean players and coaches around the league aren’t already on the hot seat; the NFL is a results-oriented organization, where performing at a high level is required at all times. If someone isn’t up to the task, and a better option...
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August 21, 2014  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Atlanta Falcons rookie Jake Matthews is an immovable object

Evaluating the play of offensive linemen is not the easiest task in the world. There are no individual stats that you can cite when you argue one is better than the other and you’ll never see them on Sportscenter highlight reels. What then did the Atlanta Falcons see in Jake Matthews when they made him the sixth overall pick in this year’s NFL Draft? I’ll tell you what they...
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August 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Falcons Agree to Terms with Matthews, Hageman

Jake Matthews will immediately improve Matt Ryan’s protection. (Thomas Campbell) The Atlanta Falcons have agreed to terms with its top two draft picks: offensive tackle Jake Matthews (sixth overall) and defensive tackle/end Ra’Shede Hageman (37th overall). Falcons have agree to terms with first round pick Jake Matthews and second-rounder Ra’Shede Hageman. 4-year deals. 5th...
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May 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Falcons Agree To Terms With Texas A&M OT Jake Matthews & Minnesota DT Ra’Shede Hageman

The Atlanta Falcons announced that they have reached deals with their first and second-round picks: Texas A&M OT Jake Matthews and Minnesota DT Ra’Shede Hageman. Matthews, the sixth pick in the draft, is expected to step right into the starting lineup, at either left or right tackle.  The offensive line performed poorly last year, and so Matthews will be relied upon immediately...
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May 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Grading Every 2014 Atlanta Falcons Draft Pick

Round 1, 6th overall: Jake Matthews, Offensive Tackle, Texas A&M This was a homerun pick. The Falcons had a huge need at tackle and needed someone talented, reliable, and durable to protect Matt Ryan after getting sacked a career-high 44 times in 2013. Matthews joins the Falcons as a NFL-ready player and will start the season as the primary right tackle. The Falcons got excellent...
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May 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Selecting superlatives for the Atlanta Falcons draft class

Last week’s edition of the NFL Draft brought many new faces to the Atlanta Falcons’ organization. When it was all said and done, the team selected nine different players in the draft and also signed a whopping twenty undrafted free agents. Matthews headlines this year’s draft class for the Falcons (Photo Credit: Elsa/Getty Images) Those drafted and those signed after the draft’s...
May 14, 2014  |  Discuss

After further analysis: Jake Matthews

I had to sleep on this one. I’ve been trumpeting all off season the Falcons’ pass rush woes. I thought the front office was locked into trading up for one of the elite edge player to make an immediate impact on defense. After a night to digest it, I couldn’t be happier to be wrong. I would compare the Matthews pick to getting a nice suit instead of a nice car. While the car...
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May 10, 2014  |  Discuss

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