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Saints, tight end Jimmy Graham come to terms

...was capable of continuing to perform specific tight end duties while lined up in the slot or within 4 yards of an offensive tackle.Once the ruling was in place, Graham had a choice of appealing or trying to reach a long-term contract by a...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-07-15/saints-tight-end-jimmy-graham
Falcons take offensive tackle Jake Matthews with sixth pick

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons picked up some badly needed protection for quarterback Matt Ryan, selecting offensive tackle Jake Matthews, of Texas A&M, with the No. 6 pick in the NFL Draft on Thursday night.There were three offensive...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-05-08/falcons-take-offensive-tackle
Falcons' Dimitroff could use No. 6 pick on offensive tackle to protect Ryan

...improve the league's worst rushing attack.The Falcons could help protect the big investment in Ryan by drafting an offensive tackle.Texas A&M's Jake Matthews and Michigan's Taylor Lewan may be available at No. 6. Most mock drafts have...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-05-05/falcons-dimitroff-could-use-n
Arbitrator rules that Saints' Jimmy Graham is a tight end

...Graham could fulfill the standard duties of a tight end when he was lined up in the slot or within 4 yards of an offensive tackle, as he was for most of his snaps.Burbank further pointed out that defenses usually accounted for Graham as a tight...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-07-02/arbitrator-rules-saints-jimmy
Former Silver Bluff star DeMarcus Lawrence signs with Cowboys

...all-time leader in tight end touchdown catches (46) and receptions (427). PANTHERS: Extended the contracts of offensive tackle Nate Chandler and two others.Chandler, who's competing with Byron Bell for the starting left tackle spot, received...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-06-18/former-silver-bluff-star-dema
Falcons' Matt Ryan hasn't relaxed much during off-season after dismal 2013

...Injuries sidelined receivers Julio Jones and Roddy White, running back Steven Jackson, linebacker Sean Weatherspoon, offensive tackle Sam Baker, defensive end Kroy Biermann and others for much of the season.Poor play on the offensive and defensive...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-06-19/falcons-matt-ryan-hasnt-relax
Falcons' Sean Weatherspon ruptures Achilles tendon, will miss season

...swiftly imposed the mandatory life sentence for murder, plus 40 more years for the burglary conviction. TEXANS: Offensive tackle David Quessenberry, 23, has lymphoma and was placed on the non-football illness list.The team said Tuesday...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-06-10/falcons-sean-weatherspon-rupt
Entering NFL Draft early is fraught with risk

...generally regarded as a top-five pick and wants to help his family financially. For the 6-foot-5, 332-pound offensive tackle, the decision to give up his final two seasons of college eligibility made sense.For some of the other 101 early...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-04-28/entering-nfl-draft-early-frau
Panthers might target wide receiver in draft

...of directions with their first-round choice.General manager Dave Gettleman said recently that wide receiver, offensive tackle and cornerback are among the team's top needs, but qualified that statement by adding he won't got out of his...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-05-05/panthers-might-target-wide-re
Hall of Famers believe Michael Sam will be accepted in NFL

...he'll have any problem in the locker room. I don't think he'll have any problems on the field," Hall of Fame offensive tackle Art Shell said. "The one thing about football players, they're inclusive. They will take you for who you...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-05-03/hall-famers-believe-michael-s