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Recent history should warn Falcons not to offer Mathis huge contract

Sam Baker. Justin Blalock. Evan Mathis. There's a commonality among these three players, and it goes farther than just their shared job title of offensive lineman. All three looked for a bigger or better contract well past the time in their career when they should have. But that doesn't mean asking was a bad idea. Baker and Blalock both landed lengthy contracts when they sat down...
Via Fox Sports South
June 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Falcons guard Justin Blalock calls it a career

One of the most reliable and durable lineman in the NFL, Justin Blalock is officially calling it a career, according to Ian Rapoport of Blalock has been the definition of health throughout his NFL career. He's started a total of 125 games since 2007, never playing in fewer than 14 games. While he's only 31 years old, it seems that he's looking to retire on his own terms...
Via FOX Sports
June 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Former Falcons G Justin Blalock Retiring From NFL

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that former Falcons G Justin Blalock is retiring from the NFL. Blalock, 31, is a former second-round pick of the Falcons back in 2007. He spent all eight of seasons in Atlanta before the team elected release him this past March in a move that freed up $3,790,000 in available cap space.   ... The post Former Falcons G Justin Blalock Retiring...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
June 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Titans Have Been In Contact With Free Agent G Justin Blalock In Recent Days

Ian Rapoport reports that veteran G Justin Blalock‘s has been in contact with the Titans in recent days. However, there is currently no word regarding his next move at this point in time. Michael Rothstein of ESPN reported last Friday that Blalock his visit with the Lions went well and he has interest from the Rams and Titans. Blalock, ... The post Titans Have Been In Contact...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
March 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Lions, Rams, & Titans Interested In Veteran G Justin Blalock

According to Michael Rothstein of ESPN, free agent G Justin Blalock‘s recent visit with the Lions went well, and adds that he also interest from the Rams and Titans. Josina Anderson first reported that Blalock was visiting with the Lions on Thursday. Jim Thomas reported that the Rams were hosting Blalock for a visit. Blalock, 31, was released by the Falcons a few ...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
March 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Falcons release WR Harry Douglas, G Justin Blalock

ATLANTA (AP) The Atlanta Falcons have released wide receiver Harry Douglas, who was third on the team with 51 catches in 2014, and starting offensive guard Justin Blalock. The moves follow Thursday's release of running back Steven Jackson. Douglas, a third-round pick in 2008, had career-high totals of 85 receptions for 1,067 yards in 2013, when he started in 11 of 16 games. Douglas...
Via Associated Press
February 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Falcons Release G Justin Blalock, Free Up $3.79M In Cap Space

The Atlanta Falcons also announced the release of G Justin Blalock on Friday. Blalock, 31, still had another two years remaining on his six-year, $38.4 million contract that included $16 million guaranteed, He would have made base salaries of $4.75 million and $6.15 million over the remaining years of the agreement. According to, this move frees up $3,790,000 in...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
February 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Blalock, Douglas out of Falcons' game at Giants

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) Coach Mike Smith says the Atlanta Falcons aren't concerned about the injuries that have reshuffled their offensive line. Left guard Justin Blalock has been ruled for Sunday's game at the New York Giants because of a back injury, meaning there will be three new starters on the offensive line. Also, receiver Harry Douglas will miss his second straight game...
Via Associated Press
October 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Falcons offensive line decimated by injury

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The already banged-up Atlanta Falcons offensive line has been decimated by injuries against the Minnesota Vikings. The Falcons lost three starting linemen in the first three quarters Sunday, forcing them to play tight end Levin Toilolo at right tackle in the fourth. Left guard Justin Blalock left the game in the second quarter with a back injury, right tackle Lamar...
Via Associated Press
September 28, 2014  |  Discuss

The Interior Line: a further analysis

The interior offensive line this year was a mixed bag-leaning well towards the negative side of things. On one hand, Justin Blalock played better than average and proved to be our best offensive lineman. However, having a slightly above average guard acting as the cornerstone of the interior isn’t going to keep Matt Ryan on his feet, or create holes for Jacquizz Rodgers or Steven...
Via cover32 - Falcons
March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

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