JOE HAWLEY RUMORS & GOSSIP
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...
Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com, 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...
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With the 4:00 p.m. EST free agency start time looming, the Atlanta Falcons brought a couple of their free agents back.
Defensive tackle Jonathan Babineaux agreed to a three-year extension a couple of hours ago:
Falcons DT Jonathan Babineaux agreed to terms on a 3-year contract extension...
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...
The Atlanta Falcons announced Monday that they activated center Joe Hawley from the reserve/commissioner exemption list and placed wide receiver Kevin Cone on injured reserve. Hawley has played in six games this season as a backup. Cone played in 12 games this season, mainly on special teams.
The Atlanta Falcons have announced the signing of offensive guard Harland Gunn after backup lineman Joe Hawley received a four-game suspension for violating NFL rules on performance-enhancing substances.
The 6-foot-2, 310-pound Gunn was picked up by the Falcons on Tuesday. Atlanta plays at Tampa Bay on Sunday.
He initially signed with Dallas as a college free agent after the NFL...
Via AP on Fox
November 20, 2012
Atlanta Falcons offensive lineman Joe Hawley has been suspended four games for violating NFL rules against performance-enhancing substances.
The league announced the penalty Monday, one day after the NFC-leading Falcons improved to 9-1 with a 23-19 victory over Arizona.
Hawley is a backup behind Falcons longtime center Todd McClure. The suspension begins immediately, meaning Hawley...
Via AP on Fox
November 19, 2012
Atlanta Falcons center Joe Hawley was suspended for four games for violating the league's substance abuse policy, the NFL announced Monday. "Joe Hawley of the Atlanta Falcons has been suspended without pay for the team's next four games for violating the NFL policy on performance enhancing substances," according to a statement from the league. Hawley's...
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The Falcons today announced that guard Garrett Reynolds would be placed on injured reserve. Replacing Reynolds on the team’s active roster will be practice squad player Phillip Manley.
Reynolds had missed the past two games due to a back injury he suffered in the Falcons Week 5 win over the Washington Redskins. In his place, rookie Peter Konz has been starting at right guard...