Report: Joe Hawley now the official starting center in Tampa Bay

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were heading into the 2015 season all set with Evan Smith as their starting center.Then, things took a bit of an interesting turn. After the Atlanta Falcons cut Joe Hawley before the season, the Buccaneers jumped at the chance to sign him. It wasn't long before Hawley got into the action after Smith suffered an injury.Now, after five games as a starter, Sander...
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November 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Keeping Hawley as starting center is the right move

The Buccaneers have an offensive line problem and it’s a problem many teams wish they had as well.  Entering the season, many voiced their concerns for the offensive line of Tampa Bay. was actually more worried about how the defensive line would perform than their linemates on the other side of the ball. So after five weeks and a couple injuries within that time...
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October 23, 2015  |  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...
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September 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Joe Hawley will be limited to start training camp

The Atlanta Falcons aren't rushing Joe Hawley back into action it seems. According to Vaughn McClure of ESPN, Hawley, who suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament and medial collateral ligament in his right knee last year, will be limited on full-team reps. It's not a massive surprise, largely because there's no reason to rush Hawley back into action. McClure reports that Hawley...
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July 29, 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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

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