NFC South Standings

Team Div Overall
4-2-0 8-9-0
4-2-0 7-10-0
2-4-0 7-10-0
2-4-0 7-10-0

Top Jake Matthews News

  • Falcons' Jake Matthews: Agrees to three-year extension

    Matthews and the Falcons have agreed to terms on a three-year contract extension, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

    Matthews' extension frees up some essential cap space for the Falcons, while keeping the standout left tackle in the building for the foreseeable future. Per Rapoport, Matthews will receive $52.5 million over the next three seasons, and his salary averages out to $18.5 million per year. The 2014 first-round pick remains the pillar of Atlanta's offensive front.

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  • Falcons' Jake Matthews: Restructures contract

    Matthews had his contract restructured Saturday to provide the Falcons $7.95 million in cap space, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

    The Falcons, like most teams, are pressed up against the cap, which necessitated the move. Matthews has been the cornerstone of the team's offensive line since being drafted in the first round back in 2014 and is under contract with the franchise for three more seasons.

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  • Falcons' Jake Matthews: Suits up for 16 games in 2020

    Matthews logged his 16th start of the season during Atlanta's 44-27 Week 17 loss to the Buccaneers.

    Matthews again proved to be durable during his seventh pro campaign out of Texas A&M, fielding 100 percent of Atlanta's offensive snaps in 15 of 16 games. He enjoyed a relatively clean 2020, going without a holding penalty while drawing only two false start flags all season. The 28-year-old is under contract for three more seasons at an average cap hit of $19.4 million, as the Falcons' front five aims to improve upon a turbulent campaign. Atlanta ranked 31st at just 3.7 yards per carry as a team, finishing tied for 23rd with 41 sacks allowed.

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  • Falcons' Jake Matthews: Playing Week 2

    Matthews (knee) is active Week 2 against Dallas.

    Matthews served as a limited participant in practice both Thursday and Friday, but early indications were that the left tackle will suit up despite a "questionable" designation. The morning's inactive report will ultimately confirm that, giving Matt Ryan and the passing attack an extra layer of protection.

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  • Falcons' Jake Matthews: On track for Week 2

    Matthews (knee), who is listed as questionable for Sunday's game in Dallas, is expected to play, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

    The left tackle's expected availability is good news for quarterback Matt Ryan, who threw 450 yards on 54 attempts in the Week 1 loss to Seattle. Another high-volume passing game could on the docket for Ryan again Sunday, as most sports books list the Atlanta-Dallas game with the highest total of the Week 2 slate.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-5, 309 lbs
Birthplace: Missouri City, TX
Age: 31
School: Texas A&M
Experience: 10