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Will Svitek

Will Svitek - T

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 6"/ 308 lbs.
Birthday 01/08/1982
Birthplace Prague, Cz
College Stanford
Years played 7
Drafted 2005, 6th round, 13th pick by Chiefs

Left tackle giving Falcons reason to worry

Posted Aug. 24, 2012 @ 12:02 p.m. ET
With Will Svitek out for the season, rookie Lamar Holmes is getting the first crack at showing he’s up to the task of backing up the oft-injured Sam Baker.

Falcons OT Svitek out for season

Posted Aug. 20, 2012 @ 4:05 p.m. ET
Falcons backup OLT Will Svitek will miss the 2012 season with an arm injury, head coach Mike Smith announced Monday.

Falcons expecting Baker to return to pre-2011 form

Posted July 14, 2012 @ 12:51 p.m. ET
To fill one of the most critical jobs on offense, the Falcons are expecting OLT Sam Baker to put forth one of his best seasons.

Falcons' Smith would be 'very comfortable' with Baker at OLT

Posted Feb. 26, 2012 @ 3:39 p.m. ET
Last season was a tough one for the Falcons' Sam Baker, but it appears he once again will have a chance to earn a starting job at left tackle in 2012.

Injury to Falcons' Baker gives Svitek opportunity

Posted Nov. 05, 2011 @ 8:43 p.m. ET
With the much-maligned Sam Baker out with a back injury, career backup Will Svitek will be protecting Matt Ryan's blind side for at least the next 3-4 weeks.

Falcons OT Baker to miss 3-4 weeks with back injury

Posted Nov. 02, 2011 @ 9:02 p.m. ET
Falcons head coach Mike Smith announced that starting OLT Sam Baker will be out for another 3-4 weeks with a back injury.

Falcons sign OT Svitek, P Parrish

Posted March 03, 2011 @ 10:05 p.m. ET
The Falcons re-signed their top backup on the offensive line, Will Svitek, on Thursday.

Falcons OLT Baker improving after rough start

Posted Nov. 05, 2010 @ 11:09 p.m. ET
Falcons head coach Mike Smith tried to put a damper on the rumors that OLT Sam Baker was in danger of losing his starting job to fifth-year veteran Will Svitek.

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Posted March 18, 2013
The Patriots have signed Svitek.||||||| Svitek is a seven-year veteran who spent three seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs and the past four with the Atlanta Falcons. He was on injured reserve all last year with an arm injury. Svitek has played in 61 games with 16 starts since being drafted by the Chiefs in the sixth round in 2005 out of Stanford. Kansas City released him at the end of training camp in 2008. He was out of the NFL that year, then signed with Atlanta on Feb. 12, 2009.
Posted Aug. 20, 2012
The Atlanta Falcons have lost offensive tackle Will Svitek to a season-ending right arm injury. Coach Mike Smith said Monday that Svitek suffered an upper right arm injury in Sunday's practice. Smith provided no other details about the injury.||||||| Svitek played behind starting left tackle Sam Baker and starting right tackle Tyson Clabo in the Falcons' two preseason games. The 30-year-old Svitek started 10 games at left tackle in 2011. He was entering his fourth season with the Falcons after three seasons with Kansas City.
Posted Dec. 16, 2007
Svitek replaced Chris Terry as the starting right tackle for Sunday's game against the Tennessee Titans.||||||| Svitek will make his second NFL start and his first at right tackle. He could see a lot more action in the final three weeks of the season because the Chiefs terminated Terry's contract on Sunday.
Posted Aug. 07, 2007
Coach Herm Edwards said Svitek, a former sixth-round draft choice and converted defensive lineman, will take over as the starter at left tackle for the injured Damion McIntosh.||||||| Svitek will start despite having only played in just three games during his NFL career.
Posted Oct. 29, 2006
The Chiefs placed Svitek on injured reserve with a knee injury. Svitek was a sixth-round selection by Kansas City in the 2005 NFL draft and has played three games over two seasons.|||||||

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