Atlanta Falcons Football Schedule, News, Tickets, Scores, Players, Blogs, Videos, Links and More
More Fan Site Teams:

Schweitzer, Garland declared front-runners at right guard

Schweitzer, Garland declared front-runners at right guard
Published On: Fri, Jun 02
Nov 13, 2016; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive tackle Clinton McDonald (l) talks with members from the Coast Guard prior to the game against the Chicago Bears at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Perhaps the Falcons biggest offseason project is to figure out who will replace Chris Chester at right guard.

At the start of OTAs, the Falcons have been rotating several players at the position, but coach Dan Quinn declared the front-runners.

The first two guys who will be battling for it will be Wes Schweitzer and Ben Garland, Quinn said Thursday. Theyve had a fantastic offseason. We talk about guys who want to set it off, those two, not only have they set it off, their humility is such that they work out together, they work on things together. So when you see them in post-practice helping one another along, you can imagine as a coach, how that feels to see two guys who are battling for it, but are also helping one another.

Chester elected to retire after 11 years in the NFL, including the past two with the Falcons.

Excluding center Alex Mack and left guard Andy Levitre, theoretically seven players will compete for the opening. Of the players on the 90-man roster, only Trevor Robinson has started NFL games.

Robinson, who played at Notre Dame, started seven games with Cincinnati (2012) and 14 with San Diego (2014-15) as a center. Cornelius Edison also signed.

The Falcons drafted Sean Harlow in the fourth round and signed former Auburn guard Robert Leff and centers Travis Averill and Cam Keizur as undrafted players.

The backup interior linemen must be functional at center, left guard and right guard.

Last season, Chester won a battle over Schweitzer, who was selected in the seventh round of the 2016 draft. Garland played on offense and defense last season.

Read the complete news article here...


More Featured News

Strahan, Bradshaw, Long to work Thursday night pregame for FOX
Published On: Wed, Apr 18
FOX still hasnt announced who will be in the booth on Thursday Night Football this season, but it has announced who will be on the pregame set.Michael Strahan, Terry Bradshaw and Howie Long will wo...
Report: Falcons not pursuing Dez Bryant
Published On: Mon, Apr 16
Dez Bryant shook up the already active NFL offseason last week after the Dallas Cowboys elected to release the star wide receiver they originally drafted in the first round eight years ago.With tha...
The NFL is reportedly dumping its Color Rush uniforms this year
Published On: Wed, Apr 11
NFL fans expecting to see the ridiculously colored Color Rush uniforms during Thursday Night Football this season appear to be in for a rude awakening.According to sports radio guru Jason Barrett o...
Falcons waive Taniela Tupou
Published On: Wed, Apr 11
The Falcons have opened up a roster spot by parting ways with a defensive lineman who joined the team last year.The team announced that defensive tackle Taniela Tupou has been waived with a non-foo...
Matt Ryan: Contract discussions have been positive
Published On: Mon, Apr 09
Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan and his wife Sarah announced the birth of twin boys on Sunday after a complicated pregnancy that was followed by a stay in the hospital for the newborns before they co...
Report: NFL suspends Jalen Collins a fourth time
Published On: Mon, Apr 09
Former Falcons cornerback Jalen Collins is not currently on an NFL roster, and todays news makes it less likely he ever will be.Collins has been suspended for the first 10 games of the 2018 NFL sea...
Falcons working out several NC State prospects today
Published On: Sun, Apr 08
It may be a lazy Saturday afternoon for most of us, but the grind leading up to the 2018 NFL draft is still going full-swing.Today the Atlanta Falcons are out in force at North Carolina States Pro ...
Falcons working out DT prospect B.J. Hill
Published On: Sat, Apr 07
The Falcons are seemingly eyeing defensive line help with one of their first two picks. Matt Miller of Bleacher Report tweets that a big Falcons contingent is working out N.C. State defensive tackl...
FOX Sports Working on Plan to Have Michael Strahan Host 'Thursday Night Football' Pregame Show in New York
Published On: Fri, Apr 06
A source tells SI.com that FOXs plan for its Thursday Night Football pregame show is to bring it to New York City with a scaled down version of its regular FOX NFL Sunday cast.The network, whose Su...
Falcons Re-Sign Kemal Ishmael
Published On: Wed, Apr 04
For the second straight offseason, the Falcons and Kemal Ishmael have agreed to terms on a one-year deal. The team announced Wednesday the safety will remain in the fold.A seventh-round pick in 201...
Jerseys Hats Shirts Sweatshirts

Name Pos
Matt Bryant PK
Matt Ryan QB
Alex Mack C
Desmond Trufant CB
Adrian Clayborn DE
Ahtyba Rubin DT
Sean Weatherspoon LB
Josh Harris LS
Ben Garland G
Brooks Reed DE
See All Players