The new Yardbarker app is here! Install on your iPhone, iPad or Android device. You can also find us in Google Newsstand.


Buccaneers make a few changes after loss, mainly on practice squad

While the Tampa Bay Buccaneers definitely got their 2015 season off on the wrong foot, it was safe to assume that changes would be coming. One of the biggest moves made was the addition of former Atlanta Falcons center Joe Hawley. It's unknown what role Hawley will play just yet, but apparently the Buccaneers weren't done there. As for the other early-season moves made by Tampa?...
Via Fox Sports
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Bucs sign lineman Joe Hawley

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced today that they have signed center Joe Hawley.  Hawley (6-2, 302) joins the Buccaneers after spending five seasons with the Atlanta Falcons (2010-15). A native of Bakersfield, California, Hawley was drafted by the Falcons in the fourth round (117th overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft out of UNLV. He has played in 57 career regular season games, with...
Via The Bay Cave
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Buccaneers Hosting Former Falcons C Joe Hawley For A Visit

Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Tribune reports that the Buccaneers are hosting former Falcons C Joe Hawley on Wednesday. Stroud points out that Hawley spent time working with new Buccaneers OC Dirk Koetter in Atlanta last year. It’s interesting to see the Buccaneers bring in a center for a workout after they signed Evan Dietrich-Smith ... The post Buccaneers...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
September 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Falcons cut veteran center Hawley, pick up Gradkowski

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) The Atlanta Falcons have released center Joe Hawley, who started 23 of his 57 games in five seasons with the team. Hawley, slowed by his recovery from surgery on his right knee, played a backup role in Atlanta's final preseason game against Baltimore. The Falcons added center Gino Gradkowski, who has 16 starts over three years with the Ravens, off waivers...
Via AP on Fox
September 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Joe Hawley says he's 'about 85 to 90 percent' currently

The Atlanta Falcons received some pretty good news this week, which comes in the form of a health update from center Joe Hawley. Hawley, who is recovering from reconstructive knee surgery was able to participate in some drills this offseason. Best of all, D. Orlando Ledbetter of reports that his goal is to be back for training camp on July 31. “I’m about 85 to 90 percent...
Via Fox Sports
July 15, 2015  |  Discuss

You have to see Atlanta Falcons center Joe Hawley’s shoes to believe them

Contrary to popular opinion, NFL players don’t live like the rest of us. While we’re slaving away in our cubicles wearing white collars, wondering about starting an underground marsupial fighting circuit, they’re living it up getting paid to play football out in the sunshine. They don’t even dress like the rest of us. Just ask Atlanta Falcons center Joe Hawley… AROUND...
Via cover32
April 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons: Road woes continue

To the avid Falcons fan, there seems to be two professional football teams hailing from Atlanta: One of them possesses a high-octane offense that can put points on the board in bunches and simply out perform their opponents. The other frequently appears to be lacking effort, especially on the defensive side, and plays down to the competition more often than not. Whether or not Falcons...
October 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Falcons’ Ra’Shede Hageman Fractures Wrist in Fight

This isn’t necessarily how rookie second-round pick Ra’Shede Hageman wanted to start his pro career. The massive and talented defensive lineman apparently fractured his wrist after punching teammate Joe Hawley in practice on Sunday (via Atlanta Journal-Constitution).  AJC writer Tanya Sichynsky had this to say about the incident.  …Rookie defensive end Ra’Shede Hageman...
Via Sportsnaut
August 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Falcons Second-Round Pick Ra’Shede Hageman Fractured Wrist In Fight

  Vaughn McClure of, citing a league source, reports that Falcons second-round pick DL Ra’Shede Hageman suffered a fractured wrist in a fight with C Joe Hawley. According to McClure, Hageman threw a punch at Hawley during pass-rush drills. Hageman’s injury is considered to be a hair-line fracture. Head coach Mike Smith mentioned that he wasn’t pleased with Hageman...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
August 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Falcons Re-Sign C Joe Hawley To A Two-Year Contract

According to Adam Caplan of ESPN, the Falcons have re-signed C Joe Hawley to a two-year contract. Hawley, 25, appeared in 16 games this season and started 7 of them.  ProFootball Focus lists him as a liability in pass protection but graded out positively in run blocking.  Overall, Hawley is listed as the No. 20 center out of 35 qualifiers. Hawley figures to continue to challenge...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Buccaneers News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Dwight Howard, image & Houston's title chances

10 unheralded NFL players who will impact Week 5

Five potential upsets in NFL Week 5

Why the Carolina Panthers are the NFL's next super power

NHL Department of Player Safety inconsistent in disciplining players?

Explaining the silence on Thabo Sefolosha’s police brutality trial

Six biggest matchups in Week 6 of CFB

Joe Maddon's defensive calculus

Sepp Blatter appeals FIFA suspension

Looking at four NHL goaltenders who debuted for new teams

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Follow Yardbarker