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Falcons rookie LT Jake Matthews returns to practice

  Falcons rookie left tackle Jake Matthews has returned to practice after missing last week's loss at Cincinnati with a sprained left ankle. Coach Mike Smith said Matthews, the NFL's sixth overall draft pick, participated fully in the 2-hour workout and should start Thursday when Tampa Bay visits the Georgia Dome. Matthews' improved health means that Gabe Carimi will...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith gives status update on rookie Jake Matthews

One of the big questions facing the Atlanta Falcons heading into Sunday’s tilt with the Cincinnati Bengals is the status of rookie offensive lineman Jake Matthews. In the first half of last week’s win over the New Orleans Saints, Matthews suffered a sprained ankle and could not return. X-rays taken in the locker room came back negative. Since then Falcons fans have been awaiting...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta at Cincinnati: Five Things to Know

If there is one thing the Atlanta Falcons do not want to hear, it is that their first round draft pick, Jake Matthews is injured.Matthews was held out of practice on Wednesday, according to the team’s website.Matthews, who injured his left ankle in the season opener, did not practice Wednesday.Matthews underwent an MRI on Monday, and such examinations involving the ankle typically...
Via Football Nation
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons Injury Update: Jake Matthews exits with ankle injury

The Atlanta Falcons offensive line played very well in week one, allowing just one sack en route to a victory over the New Orleans Saints. The only downside to their day was rookie left tackle Jake Matthews, the number six overall pick in the 2014 draft, left the game with an ankle injury and did not return.#454859662 / gettyimages.comAccording to D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta...
Via NFL Injury Report
13 days ago  |  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

Jake Matthews is moving to left tackle

According to D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution,  rookie offensive lineman Jake Matthews is moving from right to left tackle now that Sam Baker is done for the season. The #Falcons made the switch. Rookie Jake Matthews at LT and Lamar Holmes at RT. — D. Orlando Ledbetter (@DOrlandoAJC) August 18, 2014 var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551', Size: '...
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August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Falcons left tackle is done for the year; Next Up Jake Matthews

Sam Baker went down with an injury last night and is now expect to miss the entire year. Well now the weight falls on the shoulders of the number 6th pick in the draft. Jake Matthews is expected to start at left tackle now with the injury to Baker. It will be interesting to see […] The post Falcons left tackle is done for the year; Next Up Jake Matthews appeared first on NFL Draft Diamonds.
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August 17, 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

Is Jake Matthews A Good Fit For The Falcons For Next Season?

Is Jake Matthews A Good Fit For The Falcons For Next Season? When the Atlanta Falcons drafted Jake Matthews out of TexasA&M, they knew they were getting a player that could improve the team right away. They did not even think twice about having to wait for the offensive tackle to develop, as he was […] The post Is Jake Matthews A Good Fit For The Falcons For Next Season? appeared...
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June 28, 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
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