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Jake Matthews | Tackle | #70

Team: Atlanta Falcons
Age / DOB:  (24) / 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 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. Mon, Sep 14, 2015 11:27:00 AM
Source: ESPN

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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

The Falcons expect "more clarity" on LT Jake Matthews' (ankle) status on Friday.

Matthews missed his second-consecutive practice Thursday, but the Falcons aren't ready to rule him out. That's likely because they can't imagine a world where Gabe Carimi might be forced to protect Matt Ryan's blindside while Lamar Holmes mans right tackle. Matthews would be a massive loss for an offense that was humming in Week 1.
Thu, Sep 11, 2014 03:53:00 PM

ESPN Falcons reporter Vaughn McClure does not expect LT Jake Matthews (ankle) to play in Week 2 at Cincinnati.

Matt Ryan owners are riding high after his Week 1, but there's a good chance Gabe Carimi will be his blind-side "protector" with Lamar Holmes at right tackle in this tough road matchup. In the tweet below, McClure likens Matthews' injury to Roddy White's in 2013. White had a high ankle sprain, tried to play through it, couldn't effectively, and had to shut it down for multiple weeks.
Wed, Sep 10, 2014 09:12:00 AM

Falcons LT Jake Matthews got "good news" from Monday's MRI on his injured ankle.

Per NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the "damage isn't significant" to Matthews' ankle, and he "could play Sunday if he's not too sore." If Matthews can't play against a tough Bengals defense, the Falcons would turn to ex-Bears draft bust Gabe Carimi. Atlanta badly needs its rookie blind-side tackle out there.
Mon, Sep 8, 2014 04:46:00 PM

Falcons LT Jake Matthews (ankle) is undergoing an MRI on Monday.

Oh boy. It's a sign the Falcons are fearing a high-ankle sprain, which could sideline Matthews for over a month. That's not a hit Atlanta's undermanned offensive line could afford to take. Matthews' status will be updated later Monday.
Mon, Sep 8, 2014 01:58:00 PM

Falcons LT Jake Matthews is questionable to return after injuring his ankle in the second quarter.

Matthews was limping as he came out of the locker room for the second half, and is standing alone on the sideline. He is unlikely to return. Gabe Carimi is now in at left tackle.
Sun, Sep 7, 2014 02:46:00 PM

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