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Top Matt Hennessy News

  • Falcons' Matt Hennessy: Placed on IR

    Atlanta placed Hennessy (knee) on injured reserve Wednesday, Scott Bair of the Falcons' official site reports.

    Hennessy suffered a knee injury in late July and was sidelined for two weeks, despite optimism that the issue was minor. However, the 2020 third-round pick, who's dealt with lingering knee issues for two years, will now be forced to miss the entire 2023 campaign, barring an injury settlement. In his absence, rookie second-round pick Matthew Bergeron is slated to start at right guard to open the regular season.

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  • Falcons' Matt Hennessy: Set to return next week

    Head coach Arthur Smith told reporters Saturday that Hennessy (knee), who left practice Friday, is expected to return next week and will be back "sooner than later," Josh Kendall of The Athletic reports.

    Hennessy went down during 11-on-11 drills Friday and got an MRI done on his knee. It seems like he has avoided serious injury, with Smith adding that the results were "good news." Hennessy was practicing with the first-team offense at left guard to start training camp and will look to resume that role once healthy.

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  • Falcons' Matt Hennessy: Getting MRI on knee

    Hennessy left practice Friday and is set to receive an MRI on his knee, Michael Rothstein of ESPN.com reports.

    Hennessy sat on the ground for several minutes after going down on a run play during 11-on-11 team drills. Head coach Arthur Smith told reporters Friday that Hennessy is getting an MRI on his knee and that the team will know the severity of the injury Saturday. Matthew Bergeron, who the Falcons selected in the second round of the 2023 NFL Draft, took Hennessy's place with the first unit for the remainder of practice.

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  • Falcons' Matt Hennessy: Back from injury

    Hennessy (knee) handled first-team left guard reps in 11-on-11 drills during last week's OTA practices, Tori McElhaney of the Falcons' official site reports.

    After exiting the Falcons' 2022 season finale with a knee injury, Hennessy is healthy once again. Last season, the young offensive linemen started in three of the 11 games he appeared in for Atlanta, and he's now expected to compete for the starting role at a seemingly wide-open left guard position with Kyle Hinton and Matthew Bergeron.

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  • Falcons' Matt Hennessy: Done for Week 18

    Hennessy (knee) will not return Sunday against the Buccaneers, D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

    Hennessy's absence will leave the team down its starting left guard for the remainder of the contest. In his absence, Colby Gossett will likely handle the position.

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  • Falcons' Matt Hennessy: Ready to return

    Hennessy (knee) was activated from injured reserve Saturday.

    Hennessy has officially returned to the 53-man roster after he was placed on IR on Nov. 8 and then designated to return Dec. 12. He should suit up Sunday against the Cardinals, and he'll likely provide depth on the offensive line. Although, if Elijah Wilkinson (calf) is unable to play, Hennessy could draw the start at left guard.

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  • Falcons' Matt Hennessy: IR stint may be ending

    Hennessy (knee) will return to practice this week, according to head coach Arthur Smith, Tori McElhaney of the Falcons' official site reports.

    Hennessy has been on IR since Nov. 8, but it appears he will likely be designated to return in the very near future, which will allow him to return to practice. Whether he'll be ready to suit up Sunday against the Saints or need more time to recover is still unknown.

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  • Falcons' Matt Hennessy: Closer to return

    Hennessy (knee) was designated to return from IR on Monday, Ashton Edmunds reports.

    Hennessy has been on IR since Nov. 8, and this move will open up a 21-day practice window for the 25-year-old. Although, he could return as soon as Sunday against New Orleans, it's unclear if his move back to the 53-man roster will happen that swiftly.

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  • Falcons' Matt Hennessy: Headed to IR with knee injury

    Atlanta placed Hennessy (knee) on its injured reserve list Tuesday ahead of Thursday's game at Carolina.

    Hennessy was forced out of Sunday's loss versus the Chargers early with a knee injury, and he'll now be required to miss at least four games as he recovers. In the meantime, Ryan Neuzil is expected to start at left guard for the Falcons.

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  • Falcons' Matt Hennessy: Out for TNF

    Head coach Arthur Smith said Monday that Hennessy (knee) won't play in Thursday's game against the Panthers, Michael Rothstein of ESPN.com reports.

    Hennessy departed Sunday's loss to the Chargers with an apparent knee injury, and he's since been ruled out for Thursday's matchup versus Carolina. Ryan Neuzil is slated to operate as Atlanta's starting left guard while the 24-year-old remains sidelined.

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  • Falcons' Matt Hennessy: Questionable to return Sunday

    Hennessy is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Chargers with a knee injury, Tori McElhaney of the Falcons' official site reports.

    Hennessy sustained an apparent knee injury during Sunday's contest versus the Chargers and has since been labeled questionable to return. Ryan Neuzil is in line to replace the 24-year-old at left guard for the time being.

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  • Falcons' Matt Hennessy: Starts at center Weeks 16 and 17

    Hennessy registered his second consecutive start during Atlanta's 44-27 Week 17 loss to the Buccaneers, concluding his 2020 campaign with 13 game appearances.

    With Alex Mack (concussion/illness) ruled out for Weeks 16 and 17, Hennessy logged the first two starts of his NFL career. The Temple standout joined Atlanta as a third-round draft choice in last April's draft, and he could inherit a more integral role in 2021, given that Mack will become an unrestricted free agent in March.

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  • Falcons' Matt Hennessy: Ready to go for Week 1

    Hennessy does not carry an injury designation going into Week 1, and coach Dan Quinn said that the rookie will be in a rotation at left guard with James Carpenter, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.

    The third-round pick from Temple has shifted away from his collegiate position, as he is instead expected to make most of his offensive contributions at guard this season with Alex Mack holding down the center position. A knee injury suffered during an intrasquad scrimmage Aug. 28 sidelined Hennessy for over a week, but he is now running at full speed and expected to fill an important role Sunday against the Seahawks.

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  • Falcons' Matt Hennessy: Full-go at practice

    Hennessy (knee) was a full participant at Wednesday's practice, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.

    Hennessy hurt his knee during an intra-squad scrimmage toward the end of training camp, but he's shaken it off heading into Week 1. A third-round selection in April's draft, Hennessy is expected to be the primary backup for James Carpenter and Chris Lindstrom on the offensive line.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-4, 309 lbs
Birthplace: Nyack, NY
Age: 26
School: Temple
Experience: 4