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Joe Hawley | Center | #68

Team: Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Age / DOB:  (27) / 10/22/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 302
College: UNLV
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 4 (117) / ATL
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Bucs C Joe Hawley has the early edge to start over Evan Smith.
Hawley outplayed Smith in Tampa's preseason opener. He graded near the bottom of PFF's 2015 ratings in 14 starts, but has reportedly had a strong training camp. With the addition of J.R. Sweezy and Ali Marpet entering his second year, the Bucs are counting on improved interior line play this season. Aug 12 - 5:32 PM

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Bucs signed C Joe Hawley.

Hawley visited the Bucs last week and played under OC Dirk Koetter in Atlanta. Hawley will not push Evan Smith for snaps at center, but he will offer solid depth at guard for a team which needs it.
Mon, Sep 14, 2015 11:19:00 AM

Free agent C Joe Hawley is visiting the Bucs on Wednesday.

Hawley knows OC Dirk Koetter from their time together in Atlanta. Evan Smith is the Bucs' No. 1 center and is coming off a strong run-blocking season. Hawley can also play guard and would be quality depth for a line that lacks it.
Wed, Sep 9, 2015 02:20:00 PM

Falcons released C Joe Hawley.

Hawley was the presumed starter at the pivot, but ran with the backups in the final two preseason games. Hawley was a replacement-level player before tearing his ACL and MCL last season. He's apparently regressed since the injury. Monday waiver claim Gino Gradkowski could be the favorite to start, but James Stone is also in the mix.
Mon, Sep 7, 2015 05:40:00 PM

Falcons C Joe Hawley (knee surgery) expects to be ready for training camp.

Hawley tore his right ACL in Week 4. He's an average center, but has a nasty attitude that helps set the tone up front for the Falcons. At 6-foot-3 and 302 pounds, Hawley should have the athleticism to fit OC Kyle Shanahan's offense.
Thu, Apr 16, 2015 12:26:00 PM

Falcons placed C Joe Hawley on injured reserve with a knee injury, ending his season.

Hawley tore his right ACL in Sunday's loss to the Vikings. RT Lamar Holmes (foot) is also done for the season. Although neither player could be considered a true asset, it's a brutal blow for a team getting ravaged by injury for the second-consecutive season. As evidenced on Hard Knocks, Hawley was at least adept at setting the tone. The Falcons will now be forced to turn to 2012 draft bust Peter Konz in the middle. Still only 26 (in October), Hawley is under contract for 2015. He'll face competition.
Tue, Sep 30, 2014 02:12:00 PM

Falcons C Joe Hawley (knee) is considered "unlikely" for Week 5.

The Falcons are still awaiting Hawley's MRI results. A long-term injury would be devastating for a Falcons' offensive line that relies on Hawley's toughness in the middle.
Mon, Sep 29, 2014 02:28:00 PM

Falcons C Joe Hawley was carted off the field with an apparent left knee injury in Sunday's Week 4 game against the Vikings.

He's the third Atlanta offensive lineman to leave the game in this one; LG Justin Blalock and RT Lamar Holmes were hurt earlier. RG Peter Konz is now moving to center. The Falcons' offensive line is a serious mess.
Sun, Sep 28, 2014 06:58:00 PM

Joe Hawley remains the favorite for the Falcons' starting center job.

Hawley is competing with Peter Konz, but is fully expected to be the Week 1 starter. He was given a two-year extension in March and is set to make $2 million in base salary. Hawley finished as a top-20 run blocking center by Pro Football Focus last year, but struggled in pass protection.
Sat, Jul 12, 2014 05:09:00 PM

Joe Hawley and Peter Konz will battle it out to be the Falcons' starting center.

Hawley has the upper hand. The Falcons invested $3 million guaranteed in Hawley this offseason, and he dramatically outplayed Konz after taking over for him midway through 2013. Konz will be a reserve interior lineman for Atlanta.
Sat, May 31, 2014 10:51:00 AM

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.
Tue, Mar 11, 2014 03:41:00 PM

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
Fri, Feb 28, 2014 10:39:00 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

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2Charles Sims
3RB1Charles Sims
2Doug Martin
FB1Alan Cross
WR11Mike Evans
2Russell Shepard
3Louis Murphy
WR21Vincent Jackson
2Adam Humphries
3Cecil Shorts
WR31Adam Humphries
TE1Cameron Brate
2Luke Stocker
3Brandon Myers
LT1Donovan Smith
2Leonard Wester
LG1Kevin Pamphile
2J.R. Sweezy
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2Evan Dietrich-Smith
RG1Ali Marpet
2Caleb Benenoch
RT1Demar Dotson
2Gosder Cherilus
K1Roberto Aguayo