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Joe Hawley | Center

Team: Atlanta Falcons
Age / DOB:  (25) / 10/22/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 302
College: UNLV
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Falcons re-signed C Joe Hawley to a two-year, $6.5 million contract.
The deal includes $3 million guaranteed. Hawley was a priority for Atlanta after starting the final seven games of 2013. He replaced a struggling Peter Konz at center. Although Hawley was a (major) upgrade on Konz, he was still only the No. 20 center in Pro Football Focus' ratings. Expect the two to wage a camp battle, with Jon Asamoah and Justin Blalock holding down the fort at guard. Mar 11 - 3:41 PM

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ESPN Falcons reporter Vaughn McClure expects the team to prioritize re-signing free agent C Joe Hawley.

Hawley, a 2010 fourth-rounder, started the final seven games at center last season in place of a struggling Peter Konz. He had a couple hiccups against the Bills and Panthers but played well overall, not allowing a single sack. Hawley can also play guard. He won't be expensive for the Falcons to retain.
Source: ESPN.com
Feb 28 - 10:39 AM

Falcons activated G/C Joe Hawley from the reserve/suspended list.

WR Kevin Cone was sent to injured reserve in a corresponding roster move. A swing lineman, Hawley earned a four-game PED ban in November. He had played only 22 snaps before landing on the suspended list. He'll provide depth for Atlanta's playoff run.
Mon, Dec 24, 2012 01:38:00 PM

NFL suspended Falcons G/C Joe Hawley four games for violating the league's policy against performance-enhancing substances.

Hawley claims he was busted for using Adderall. He will be ineligible to play in games until Week 16. Hawley is an interior "swing" lineman, backing up at both guard and center. He's only played 22 snaps of offense this year.
Mon, Nov 19, 2012 04:08:00 PM

Falcons agreed to terms with fourth-round C/G Joe Hawley on a four-year contract.

With left guard Justin Blalock catching heat for his run blocking, the Falcons snagged Hawley and third-rounder Mike Johnson in this year's draft. Hawley may see time at all three interior positions, but he's considered the eventual successor to Todd McClure at center.
Tue, Jun 15, 2010 02:59:00 PM

Falcons rookie G/C Joe Hawley is considered the "heir apparent" to Todd McClure at center.

If that was Atlanta's intention, it's surprising that they wouldn't have gone with Boston College's Matt Tennant instead. GM Thomas Dimitroff seems to prefer Hawley due to his "nasty side," which he compares to Patriots guard Logan Mankins' disposition.
Thu, Apr 29, 2010 10:00:00 PM

Falcons selected UNLV G/C Joe Hawley with the No. 117 overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft.

Hawley was a three-year starter for the Runnin' Rebels and goes 6-foot-3, 310. It's somewhat surprising that he went ahead of Boston College's Matt Tennant as one of the top centers off the board, but he is more of a power blocker than the smallish Tennant. Hawley has an outside chance to emerge as longtime Falcons center Todd McClure's eventual successor.
Sat, Apr 24, 2010 11:07:00 AM

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