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Joe Hawley

Joe Hawley - #61 - C

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 3"/ 302 lbs.
Birthday 10/22/1988
Birthplace Bakersfield, CA
College UNLV
Years played 4
Drafted 2010, 4th round, 19th pick by Falcons

Falcons down to third-string RB

Posted Sept. 19, 2010 @ 3:04 p.m. ET
Jason Snelling is in at running back for the Falcons after injuries to Michael Turner (groin) and Jerious Norwood (knee).

Falcons confident Ryan is learning from mistakes

Posted Sept. 15, 2010 @ 12:31 p.m. ET
It's clear to those in Atlanta that some Falcons fans are growing impatient with QB Matt Ryan, who has yet to take the big step some were expecting after an impressive rookie year in 2008.

Falcons add C Bruggeman to practice squad

Posted Sept. 14, 2010 @ 7:11 p.m. ET
The Falcons signed C Rob Bruggeman to the practice squad Tuesday, replacing RB Dimitri Nance.

Falcons to honor Gonzalez

Posted Sept. 14, 2010 @ 12:21 p.m. ET
Falcons TE Tony Gonzalez caught his 1,000th pass during Week One and will be honored by the team at its next game.

Falcons release C Bruggeman

Posted Sept. 14, 2010 @ 11:56 a.m. ET
Reserve C Rob Bruggeman was released by the Falcons on Tuesday.

Falcons not creating lanes for RB Turner

Posted Sept. 13, 2010 @ 5:26 p.m. ET
The Falcons want to be a power-running team that is productive on the ground against even the toughest defenses, but they couldn't hang with the Steelers' front seven.

Mendenhall's OT run leads Steelers past Falcons 15-9

Posted Sept. 12, 2010 @ 4:44 p.m. ET
Rashard Mendenhall ran 50 yards for a touchdown 2:35 into overtime and the Pittsburgh Steelers overcame a shaky start by replacement quarterback Dennis Dixon and a missed field goal attempt late in regulation to beat the Atlanta Falcons 15-9 ...

Gonzalez grabs 1,000th catch of career

Posted Sept. 12, 2010 @ 2:46 p.m. ET
Falcons TE Tony Gonzalez became the first tight end in league history with 1,000 career receptions after making a catch in the third quarter today.

Five football recipes to try out on game day

Posted Sept. 12, 2010 @ 2:23 a.m. ET
We asked five NFL players for the recipes they like the most, and they served up some delicious-sounding fare.

Falcons DE Biermann honored by starting role

Posted Sept. 11, 2010 @ 11:37 a.m. ET
Falcons DE Kroy Biermann told PFW he's "not 100 percent sure" what made the coaches decide to give him a starting spot, but he said he's happy to have the opportunity.

Falcons establish eight-man practice squad

Posted Sept. 05, 2010 @ 4:24 p.m. ET
The Falcons announced their eight-player practice squad on Sunday.

Falcons release S Giordano, waive DT Johnson

Posted Aug. 31, 2010 @ 3:24 p.m. ET
The Falcons announced two roster moves Tuesday.

Strong side could be home for Falcons’ Weatherspoon

Posted Aug. 27, 2010 @ 12:56 p.m. ET
Word is the Falcons are leaning toward starting first-round pick Sean Weatherspoon at strong-side linebacker.

Report: Patriots acquire OG Ojinnaka from Falcons

Posted Aug. 22, 2010 @ 11:43 p.m. ET
The Patriots acquired OG Quinn Ojinnaka from the Falcons on Sunday for an undisclosed draft pick, according to FoxSports.com.

Falcons WR Meier done for the season

Posted Aug. 21, 2010 @ 11:17 a.m. ET
Falcons rookie WR Kerry Meier will miss the 2010 season after suffering a knee injury in Atlanta's loss to New England on Thursday.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted Nov. 19, 2012
Atlanta Falcons offensive lineman Joe Hawley has been suspended four games for violating NFL rules against performance-enhancing substances. The league announced the penalty Monday, one day after the NFC-leading Falcons improved to 9-1 with a 23-19 victory over Arizona.||||||| Hawley is a backup behind Falcons longtime center Todd McClure. The suspension begins immediately, meaning Hawley can't return to the Atlanta roster until Dec. 17 - a day after the team faces the defending Super Bowl champion New York Giants. While Hawley is out, the Falcons will likely use rookie Peter Konz as McClure's backup. Konz is also the starter at right guard.

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