Falcons dump Manuwai

The team announced earlier today that they have cut guard Vince Manuwai. Manuwai joins Lofa Tatupu as the team’s lone two free agent signings this off-season, and now both players have been released within the opening week of training camp. Manuwai was expected to compete with Peter Konz and Garrett Reynolds for the right guard position. Manuwai sat out last season after spending eight seasons with the Jacksonville...

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Camp Battles 2012: Offensive Line
Jul16

Camp Battles 2012: Offensive Line

The offensive line is likely to be the most contested offensive position group in camp. Unlike the other offensive positions, the Falcons aren’t currently set on their starting lineup. The brunt of the competition will come at the two weakest spots from a year ago: left tackle and right guard. Sam Baker is the incumbent at left tackle, although he remains a question mark because he was effectively benched last year after a very...

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2012 Key Players: Offensive Line
May29

2012 Key Players: Offensive Line

I’ve already discussed how Michael Turner’s play this year will be a key to success for the Falcons in 2012. Tied to that is the play of the offensive line. It’s clear that the Falcons are a team that pride themselves on being an effective to good running team. And that notion isn’t likely to change under new offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter. The Jaguars under Jack Del Rio styled themselves in a similar...

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Falcons add beef in the trenches

Two of the more memorable moments of the Falcons 2011 season were their futile attempts in short-yardage during their Week 10 overtime loss against the New Orleans Saints and against the New York Giants in the opening round of the playoffs. Well it appears the Falcons have taken steps in the 2012 draft to correct those issues, by using their two picks on the second day of the draft on a pair of beefy offensive linemen. Wisconsin...

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Falcons add guard Manuwai
Mar10

Falcons add guard Manuwai

Jay Glazer of FOX Sports reportsthat the Falcons have signed offensive guard Vince Manuwai. Manuwai played eight seasons with the Jacksonville Jaguars, including under coaches Mike Smith and Dirk Koetter. He sat out the 2011 season after showing up overweight following the NFL lockout last summer. Previously, Manuwai spent eight seasons with Jaguars, starting a total of 105 games after being a 3rd round pick in 2003. He played almost...

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