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5 Biggest Injuries of the NFL Preseason

There is a reason that NFL teams don’t care for what the preseason offers. Every single year we see a rash of injuries that impacts a particular team’s ability to contend moving forward. And the 2014 preseason has been no different.  From injuries to defensive stalwarts to former top-round picks at the quarterback position going down, we have seen too many potentially season...
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

How Jake Matthews will adjust to the spotlight at left tackle

  The Falcons have suffered yet another hit to their roster. This hit comes in the form of another injury. Sixth-year left tackle Sam Baker will miss the remainder of the season after being placed on the Falcons’ injured reserved. Baker sustained a ruptured patella tendon during the second quarter of last weekend’s game against Houston. This is a major setback for a Falcons...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Hard Knocks with the Atlanta Falcons: Episode 3 Recap

Jake Matthews was told immediately he’d be the left tackle following Sam Baker’s season-ending injury. (John Bazemore) Another episode of Hard Knocks means we’re that much closer to the regular season. The first few minutes of the third episode of Hard Knocks with the Atlanta Falcons was a first in the show’s history as we’re taken inside the operating room to witness...
Via In The Neutral Zone
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons: Three observations from 'Hard Knocks' Episode 3

Unfortunately for the Atlanta Falcons, the third episode of "Hard Knocks" from HBO ended in a similar tone to the way it began: focused on a season-ending injury. Tuesday's newest episode began with a rather encompassing look at an ACL reconstruction surgery on rookie linebacker Marquis Spruill. The fifth-round pick went under the knife, and the HBO cameras showed a...
Via Fox Sports South
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Twitter Tuesday: Atlanta fans prepare for a rough night of HBO’s Hard Knocks

After a miserable week two match-up, things are going to get ugly tonight on HBO. Another episode of #HardKnocks tonight at 10:00 pm ET on @HBO. Watch a preview: http://t.co/xPmf9ztSNh #RiseUp — Atlanta_Falcons (@Atlanta_Falcons) August 19, 2014 The Falcons may wait a bit to see who gets cut this week, in the meantime they make a roster move: The #Falcons have signed tackle Pat...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Tice will have to address the Atlanta Falcons’ offensive line

Now that we’ve had a few days to digest Sam Baker’s season ending injury, it’s possible to discuss what the future holds both for the Falcons’ and Sam Baker personally. Every time a player goes down, panic mode ensues for the next couple of days. Fans’ scour the internet looking for a veteran free-agent that might be mediocre enough to plug in as quickly as possible, and...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Sam Baker, Darnell Dockett Suffer Season Ending Injuries

The NFL had a couple of big name players go down with season ending injuries at the end of the second week of preseason play. Here’s a look at what the respective teams will do to replace their veteran starters. Sam Baker After suffering an injury in the team’s preseason loss to the Houston Texans, Sam Baker was declared out for the season with a torn right patella tendon. The...
Via The Sideline
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons shift Matthews to left tackle for Baker

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) When the Atlanta Falcons drafted Jake Matthews, they figured he would take over at left tackle someday. They didn't expect it to be this soon. Midway through his first NFL preseason, the Falcons shifted Matthews across the line on Monday to replace Sam Baker, who went down with a season-ending knee injury. Matthews, the No. 6 overall pick, was expected...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

National confidence level in Atlanta Falcons drops after preseason Week 2

Now, it’s getting interesting. Across the NFL, teams are honing in on what they have for 2014, trying to establish what they are and what they’re going to do this season. A week after seeing a lot of starters sit out around the league, almost every marquee player was on the field during the second week of the preseason. This week and next, teams will essentially have dress rehearsals...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Jake Matthews is moving to left tackle

According to D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution,  rookie offensive lineman Jake Matthews is moving from right to left tackle now that Sam Baker is done for the season. The #Falcons made the switch. Rookie Jake Matthews at LT and Lamar Holmes at RT. — D. Orlando Ledbetter (@DOrlandoAJC) August 18, 2014 var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551', Size: '...
Via Pro Football Zone
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons move Jake Matthews to left tackle

With Sam Baker lost for the season the Atlanta Falcons have moved Jake Mtthews to left tackle. Matthews – the No. 6 overall pick – will shift to the left side of the line with Lamar Holmes taking over duties at right tackle. When drafted many believed that the 22-year-old former Texas A&M tackle could have overtaken Baker for the job at left tackle by midseason. The #Falcons...
Via Tireball.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

5 things we learned from Houston Texans preseason win

The Houston Texans had a strong bounce-back week against the Atlanta Falcons after being wiped out against the Arizona Cardinals a week ago. With a big preseason win now in the books, let’s take a look at five things we learned from their 32-7 victory. 5. Jadeveon Clowney is a beast Clowney, in his limited action, had to major plays which should have Texans fans excited for this...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Jake Matthews is ready to replace Sam Baker if called upon

The Falcons began the pre-season with offensive line being one of their strengths, however, that is no longer the case. On Saturday night, Sam Baker ruptured his patella tendon in his right knee and will miss the 2014 season. Baker has had a long list of injuries over the years, and unfortunately Atlanta will be once again without their best offensive lineman. Now rookie tackle Jake...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears: Updates On 2014 Opponents

It’s most important to stay focused on what the Chicago Bears are doing, but what has been happening with their schedule opponents for 2014? Falcons lose tackle Sam Baker to torn patella tendon In week six the Bears go on the road to pay a visit to the Georgia Dome where the Atlanta Falcons are hoping their disappointing 2013 season will be in the rearview mirror.  Unfortunately...
Via Sports Mockery
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons' Baker to miss season with torn patellar tendon

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- The Atlanta Falcons' revamped offensive line took a major setback Sunday when left tackle Sam Baker was ruled out for the year after injuring his right knee in a preseason game. The Falcons said the injury plagued Baker sustained a torn patellar tendon in a 32-7 loss to the Houston Texans on Saturday night. First-round pick Jake Matthews could move from...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons' Baker to miss season with torn patellar tendon

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- The Atlanta Falcons' revamped offensive line took a major setback Sunday when left tackle Sam Baker was ruled out for the year after injuring his right knee in a preseason game. The Falcons said the injury plagued Baker sustained a torn patellar tendon in a 32-7 loss to the Houston Texans on Saturday night. First-round pick Jake Matthews could move from...
Via Fox Sports South
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons Injury Update: Sam Baker carted off the field with knee injury

 Atlanta Falcons offensive tackle Sam Baker injured his knee Saturday night against the Houston Texans.NFL writer Will Branson reported that Baker was carted off the field last night early in the second quarter.The diagnosis for Baker is a ruptured right patella tendon and looks like he will likely be out for the season. This isn't good for Baker who had trouble with his left...
Via NFL Injury Report
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons left tacklet Sam Baker out for the year with torn tendon in right knee

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- The Atlanta Falcons' revamped offensive line took a major setback when left tackle Sam Baker was ruled out for the year after injuring his right knee in a preseason game. The Falcons announced Sunday that the injury plagued Baker sustained a torn patellar tendon in a 32-7 loss to the Houston Texans. First-round pick Jake Matthews could move from right to...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons LT Sam Baker out for the year with injury

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) The Atlanta Falcons' revamped offensive line took a major setback when left tackle Sam Baker was ruled out for the year after injuring his right knee in a preseason game. The Falcons announced Sunday that the injury plagued Baker sustained a torn patellar tendon in a 32-7 loss to the Houston Texans. First-round pick Jake Matthews could move from right...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons LT Sam Baker Out For Season

Atlanta Falcons left tackle Sam Baker is experiencing the worst that NFL injuries have to offer.  In an ironic twist of fate, Baker will miss the 2014 season after tearing the right patellar tendon. Baker signed a six-year, $41 million deal before the 2013 season and missed most of last season after tearing his left patellar tendon.  The Falcons selected former Texas A&M stud...
Via Thacover2
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Falcons Jake Matthews May Replace Sam Baker As LT

Atlanta Falcons left tackle Sam Baker suffered a right knee injury in the second quarter of the team’s 32-7 preseason loss to the Houston Texans on Saturday night. Reports say he ruptured his patella tendon, which likely means he will miss the 2014 NFL season. With Baker out, the Falcons could turn to this year’s sixth overall pick Jake Matthews, who is currently the starting...
Via BlackSportsOnline
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons LT Sam Baker Out For Season

Atlanta Falcons left tackle Sam Baker is experiencing the worst that NFL injuries have to offer.  In an ironic twist of fate, Baker will miss the 2014 season after tearing the right patellar tendon. Baker signed a six-year, $41 million deal before the 2013 season and missed most of last season after tearing his left patellar tendon.  The Falcons selected former Texas A&M stud...
Via BlackSportsOnline
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Falcons’ Sam Baker Out For Season With Ruptured Patella Tendon

Falcons’ Sam Baker will miss the season after being carted off in Saturday’s preseason game – Mandatory Credit: Bob Levey/Getty Images Looking to rebound from last year’s misery, the Atlanta Falcons will go into the 2014 season already losing one of their lineman. According to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter, Falcons’ offensive tackle Sam Baker will reportedly miss the season...
Via The Sports Journal
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Unlucky Atlanta Falcons lose key offensive lineman for 2014 season

Rookie tackle Jake Matthews might want to think about carrying four leaf clovers around everywhere he goes, because just now Atlanta Falcons offensive linemen are dropping like flies. Last night during the team’s second preseason matchup with the Houston Texans they lost another key piece in the trenches. Veteran left tackle Sam Baker had to be carted off the field and could not...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Falcons LT Sam Baker Has Torn Patellar Tendon, Likely Done For Season

  Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reports that initial tests conducted on Falcons LT LT Sam Baker‘s knee indicate that he has a torn patella tendon. If further testings confirms the early diagnosis, Baker would likely be done for the season. Even if Baker only missed a number of weeks due to this injury, it’s already a major loss for a team that doesn’t have a lot of quality...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
10 days ago  |  Discuss
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