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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 AJC.com, Matthews is apparently feeling great as well. “It feels good,” Matthews told AJC.com. “I’m ready to go. I’m cleared to do anything. When we start tomorrow, I will be out there and...
Via FOX Sports
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...
Via FOX Sports
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

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 likely start...
Via Associated Press
September 16, 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...
Via cover32 - Falcons
August 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Rookie OT Jake Matthews impresses Smith

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) Jake Matthews' first live NFL action gives Atlanta coach Mike Smith reason to think the No. 6 overall draft pick has potential to become an elite player. Matthews, the team's starting right tackle, graded out well in his professional debut as the Falcons beat Miami 16-10 to win the exhibition opener for both teams. After watching the film, Smith praised...
Via Associated Press
August 09, 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...
Via cover32 - Falcons
August 04, 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...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
May 21, 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...
Via isportsweb.com
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...
Via cover32 - Falcons
May 10, 2014  |  Discuss
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