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Jake Matthews | Tackle | #70

Team: Atlanta Falcons
Age / DOB:  (26) / 2/11/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 309
College: Texas A&M
Drafted: 2014 / Rd. 1 (6) / ATL
Contract: view contract details

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Falcons exercised LT Jake Matthews' fifth-year team option for 2018.
GM Thomas Dimitroff said they would last week, and now it is official. Matthews is now under contract through 2018, but the Falcons could look to work out a long-term extension this summer. Matthews has started all but one game since being selected with the No. 6 overall pick in 2014. Tue, Apr 25, 2017 12:27:00 PM

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Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff said the team plans to pick up LT Jake Matthews' fifth-year option.

Atlanta has until May 3 to do so officially. After they pick up the option, the focus will turn to working out a long-term extension, but Dimitroff said that is on the back burner for now. The No. 6 overall pick in 2014, Matthews has started all but one game through three seasons.
Thu, Apr 20, 2017 11:52:00 AM

Falcons LT Jake Matthews (knee) is questionable for Week 14 against the Rams.

Matthews was able to get in a limited practice Friday, but that was his only action of the week. Atlanta could decide to play it safe with their left tackle in a game they should be able to win going away. Tom Compton took over for Matthews after he left last week's game.
Fri, Dec 9, 2016 08:04:00 PM

Falcons LT Jake Matthews has been diagnosed with a sprained left knee, but the team is "hopeful" he can practice on Thursday.

Matthews didn't return after going down in the first half on Sunday. Thursday will be a test to see how far along he is, with how he feels on Friday likely determining his Week 14 status. Injuries are really starting to take a toll on the Falcons, who will be in both divisional and wild card dogfights down the stretch. Tom Compton is the next man up.
Mon, Dec 5, 2016 02:45:00 PM

Falcons LT Jake Matthews was forced from Atlanta's Week 13 game against the Chiefs with a knee injury, and will not return.

Matthews was announced as "questionable" in the first half, but ruled out after the break. Tom Compton is filling in, and getting dominated. The Falcons cannot afford a long-term absence.
Sun, Dec 4, 2016 03:06:00 PM

Falcons LT Jake Matthews (probable, back) is expected to play Monday night.

Matthews strained his back late in the preseason, but he reportedly feels good after receiving an injection. Matthews struggled through injuries his rookie year and will face a tough test against the Eagles' front seven Monday night.
Source: ESPN
Mon, Sep 14, 2015 11:27:00 AM

Falcons second-year LT Jake Matthews is excited about OC Kyle Shanahan's zone-blocking scheme.

"I think it something that's well-suited for me," Matthews said. "I feel like I have that lateral quickness and I can be a big help in this offense." Matthews fits the new scheme to a T. He's highly athletic and moves well for his size. Matthews had a terrible rookie season, but injuries were partially to blame. He sprained his ankle early in the year before suffering a Lisfranc fracture late in the season.
Wed, Jun 17, 2015 09:09:00 AM

Falcons LT Jake Matthews (Lisfranc surgery) is participating in OTAs.

It's a sign he'll be a full go for training camp. The sixth overall pick in the 2014 NFL draft, Matthews is locked in on the blind side despite an abysmal rookie year, where he graded out as PFF's last-ranked offensive tackle.
Tue, Jun 9, 2015 01:16:00 PM

Falcons LT Jake Matthews (Lisfranc surgery) has yet to resume practicing.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported in February that Matthews was expected to miss "most" of the Falcons' offseason program. It's quite possible he'll miss all of it, and he should be considered questionable for the start of training camp. Week 1 is not a concern.
Tue, May 26, 2015 01:30:00 PM

Falcons LT Jake Matthews (Lisfranc surgery) is expected to miss "most" of the team's offseason program.

"He decided to go through the procedure that he went through because he thought it was the best way to get himself back healthy by the beginning of the year," GM Thomas Dimitroff said. "We have no concerns that way." While Week 1 shouldn't be a concern, it's not a guarantee Matthews will be ready for camp. He'll have to avoid setbacks. The Falcons can't take any chances with their blindside protector of the future.
Thu, Feb 19, 2015 07:01:00 PM

Falcons LT Jake Matthews is recovering from Lisfranc surgery.

We knew Matthews had a Lisfranc injury, but this is the first we've heard of surgery. Matthews went down in Week 17. Lisfranc injuries are one of the trickier ailments for players to come back from, and have varying timetables. Provided he progresses without setbacks, Matthews should be ready for training camp, but it's not a given. It's a concern for the Falcons' woefully undermanned offensive line.
Thu, Feb 19, 2015 03:58:00 PM

Falcons LT Jake Matthews is recovering from a Lisfranc injury.

Matthews suffered the injury in the fourth quarter of Atlanta's season-ending loss to the Panthers. Depending on if surgery is needed, he could be looking at a four-month timetable. Matthews will likely miss the early part of OTAs, but should be ready for 2015 training camp.
Sat, Jan 10, 2015 02:25:00 PM

Falcons LT Jake Matthews (ankle) was upgraded to "full" in Tuesday's practice.

Matthews is now on track to return for Thursday's game against the Bucs. It would be a huge relief for a Falcons team that sported arguably the worst tackle duo in the league (Gabe Carimi and Lamar Holmes) for Sunday's loss to the Bengals. It's possible Carimi will take over for Holmes on the right side.
Tue, Sep 16, 2014 03:16:00 PM

Falcons LT Jake Matthews (ankle) said he expects to play in Thursday's game against the Bucs.

Getting Matthews back would not only solidify Matt Ryan's blind side, but it would let Gabe Carimi take over at right tackle for struggling Lamar Holmes.
Tue, Sep 16, 2014 09:05:00 AM

Falcons LT Jake Matthews (ankle) has been ruled out for Week 2.

The Falcons will be forced to start backup LT Gabe Carimi, who gave up a sack, four hurries and was penalized three times in place of Matthews last week. Matthews could be looking at an extended absence with the Falcons playing on a short week in Week 3.
Fri, Sep 12, 2014 06:05:00 PM

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