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Tough approach gets Falcons back on track

...members of Atlanta's offensive line from the start of the season. Matthews had to move left tackle following injuries to Sam Baker and Lamar Holmes.Rookie James Stone, an undrafted free agent, is the team's third starting center. Former starters...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-11-10/tough-approach-gets-falcons-b
Falcons lose center for rest of the season

...Hawley and right tackle Lamar Holmes suffered season-ending injuries in a loss at Minnesota on Sept. 28. Left tackle Sam Baker was lost for the year in a preseason game.Konz hurt his knee in the Falcons' 29-7 loss at Baltimore on Sunday. Rookie...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-10-20/falcons-lose-center-rest-seas
Falcons lose three linemen in defeat

...for 298 yards with three touchdowns and two interceptions. The Falcons (2-2) had already lost starting left tackle Sam Baker for the year during the preseason. Blalock went down in the second quarter, and Holmes and Hawley were both injured...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-09-29/falcons-lose-three-linemen-de
Falcons' Matt Ryan facing different questions after dismal 2013 season

...77.9 yards per game.Ryan said he's confident the line will be much more effective despite the loss of left tackle Sam Baker, who tore up a knee in the preseason. First-round pick Jake Matthews took over Baker's spot, and the Falcons...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-09-03/falcons-matt-ryan-facing-diff
Banged-up Falcons have new faces playing important roles

...for now, only has one starter (right guard John Asamoah) in the same spot where he began training camp.Left tackle Sam Baker was lost for the year in a preseason game, forcing first-round pick Jake Matthews to move from the right to the left...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-10-01/banged-falcons-have-new-faces
Anna Waller

...Tom), Atlanta - and by six grandchildren: Gibbs Cullen, Joe Cullen, Anna Baker, Amelia Baker, Clay Baker and Sam Baker. She was preceded in death by her brother, Regnald Maxwell, Jr. The family thanks her faithful caregivers. In lieu...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000172571216
Falcons, Jaguars trying to finalize offensive line spots

...with the sixth overall pick. They planned to play Matthews at right tackle, but had to move him to the left side when Sam Baker went down with a season-ending knee injury in the preseason.Lamar Holmes has been the starting right tackle since...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-08-27/falcons-jaguars-trying-finali
Falcons will need Jake Matthews to step up

...be this soon.Midway through his first NFL preseason, the Falcons shifted Matthews across the line Monday to replace Sam Baker, who went down with a season-ending knee injury.Matthews, the No. 6 overall pick, was expected to break into the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-08-18/falcons-will-need-jake-matthe
Falcons want to be 'bigger and stronger' on offensive line

...more than just a few new faces. The Falcons challenged the holdovers ? Blalock, center Joe Hawley and left tackle Sam Baker ? to bulk up in the weight room.Smith likes what he sees so far, yet knows it's far too early to determine how...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-07-26/falcons-want-be-bigger-and-st
Atlanta Falcons haven't filled all their starting spots

...possible each contender for the backup job will play one half.Lamar Holmes has been the starting right tackle since Sam Baker's season-ending knee injury forced rookie Jake Matthews to move to left tackle. Thursday night will be an opportunity...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-08-26/atlanta-falcons-havent-filled