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  • Matt Gono: Done with Giants

    New York terminated the contract of Gono (neck) on Monday. The Giants signed tackle Eric Smith in a corresponding move. Gono was believed to have suffered a career-ending neck injury before he was placed on the exempt/left squad list Wednesday, and this transaction may unfortunately indicate that those concerns were well-grounded.
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  • Giants' Matt Gono: Returns to active roster

    Gono's (neck) roster exemption was lifted, removing him from the exempt/left squad list Saturday, Aaron Wilson of ProFootballNetwork.com reports. Gono began to suffer issues with his neck after hitting started in Giants' training camp, and the injury was believed to be possibly career-ending in nature. There still has been no update on his future, although Gono has dealt with neck problems in the past, undergoing an undisclosed surgery last summer then showing up at training camp with a neck brace.
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  • Giants' Matt Gono: Likely suffers career-ending injury

    Gono (neck) is considered to have suffered a possible career-ending injury, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports. Gono started suffering from symptoms in his neck after hitting started at the Giants' training camp and he has since been placed on the exempt/left squad list. While there's no word whether the offensive tackle will officially retire, it's safe to assume he will be out for the foreseeable future.
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  • Giants' Matt Gono: Away from team

    Gono (undisclosed) was placed on the exempt/left squad list by the Giants on Wednesday, Field Yates of ESPN reports. Gono is reportedly dealing with an undisclosed physical issue, though the exact nature of the injury is expected to be revealed after he is examined by a doctor Thursday, per Dan Duggan of The Athletic. Assuming he is able to return to the field, Gono will have the chance to make the Giants' roster as a depth offensive lineman.
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  • Falcons' Matt Gono: Sent to reserve/PUP list

    The Falcons placed Gono (undisclosed) on the reserve/PUP list Tuesday, Michael Rothstein of ESPN.coml reports. Gono missed all of training camp due to an undisclosed injury, the nature and severity of which remain undisclosed. As a result, the Falcons will have to roll with one of Josh Andrews or rookie fourth-round pick Drew Dalman at left guard against the Eagles in Week 1.
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  • Falcons' Matt Gono: Out for all of training camp

    Gono (undisclosed) will miss all of training camp, D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. Gono, who is currently on the PUP list, will hope to heal up in time for Atlanta's Sep. 12 season opener against the Eagles. If Gono's unable to return by then, offseason addition Josh Andrews and rookie fourth-round pick Drew Dalman are the leading candidates to fill in at left guard.
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  • Falcons' Matt Gono: On PUP list

    The Falcons placed Gono (undisclosed) on the PUP list Thursday, John Deighton of the team's official site reports. Gono showed up to camp in a neck brace after undergoing offseason surgery. The starting left guard is not yet ready for training camp activities, but he can be activated as soon as he's healthy.
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  • Falcons' Matt Gono: Shows up with neck brace

    Gono (undisclosed) showed up to training camp with a neck brace after undergoing surgery during the offseason, D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. It is still not clear what exactly is ailing Gono as there has not been an update on his status. If healthy at the start of the season, the 25-year-old will be a candidate to start at left guard. However, if he misses an extended period of training camp, he may be regulated to backup duty as he has seen extensive action at both tackle and guard.
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  • Falcons' Matt Gono: Recovering from surgery

    Gono recently underwent undisclosed surgery and is questionable for the start of the season, Michael Rothstein of ESPN.com reports. Specifics of the situation remain unknown, though Gono will be available at some point this season. He should be considered questionable entering training camp until more information is available. If healthy for Week 1, Gono will be a candidate to start at left guard.
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  • Falcons' Matt Gono: Signs tender to remain in Atlanta

    Gono signed his second-round tender with the Falcons on Thursday, D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal Constitution reports. Gono will remain with Atlanta on a one-year, $3.284 million contract as a result. He's a versatile piece on the offensive line who has seen extensive action at both tackle and guard.
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  • Falcons' Matt Gono: All clear from illness

    Gono (illness) was held out of practice Wednesday and Thursday, but he returned to full participation Friday and carries no designation into Sunday's matchup against the Saints, Will McFadden of the Falcons' official site reports. Gono has started just one game in 2020, but he'd be the first backup inserted into action if either Jake Matthews or Kaleb McGary went down at one of the tackle spots. Atlanta will have Gono available for Week 11 as the Falcons ready for a New Orleans defense that is tied for seventh in the NFL with 2.7 sacks per game.
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  • Falcons' Matt Gono: Likely to start at RT

    Gono is expected to be in the starting lineup if Kaleb McGary (knee-MCL) is inactive for Atlanta's Week 3 matchup against the Bears, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports. McClure expanded to state that such a situation "looks like reality," hinting at Gono getting his first NFL start. The 24-year-old out of Division III Wesley College held up well in relief of McGary Week 2 against the Cowboys, registering just one pass block loss on 26 attempts. Quarterback Matt Ryan expressed confidence in Gono after the game, saying he "(doesn't) think the moment is too big for him." A potential Week 3 matchup against Chicago's Khalil Mack (knee) is about as daunting as it gets for a debut assignment, however.
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  • Falcons' Matt Gono: Getting look as a starter

    Gono has been receiving first-team reps at left guard in training camp, D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. James Carpenter and rookie third-rounder Matt Hennessy continue to get repetitions as well, but so far Gono is looking like a dark horse to take the role. There is just under a month until the regular season, and padded practices have only recently gotten underway, meaning that contenders Carpenter and Hennessy have ample time to step up and snatch the role themselves. Gono has, however, been a developmental player the Falcons have been high on since he joined the team in 2018 as an undrafted free agent from Divison III Wesley College, and his level of involvement seems likely to increase from 40 offensive snaps in 2019.
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  • Falcons' Matt Gono: Ready for reserve role

    Gono (back) will play in Sunday's game versus the Colts, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports. Gono elevated to full practice participation Friday, and he'll serve as depth on the offensive front moving forward.
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  • Falcons' Matt Gono: Won't play Sunday

    Gono (back) will sit out Sunday's matchup with the Eagles, D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. Gono missed last Sunday's game with this injury as well. It seems that a combination of Kaleb McGary and Ty Sambrailo will take over for Gono at right tackle in Sunday's contest.
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  • Falcons' Matt Gono: To miss Week 1

    Head coach Dan Quinn said that Gono (back) will not play in Sunday's game against the Vikings, Kelsey Conway of the Falcons' official site reports. After piecing together an encouraging preseason that put him in contention for a Week 1 starting spot, Gono suffered a back injury and saw his practice participation dwindle throughout the week as a result. It is expected to be a combination of No. 31 overall pick Kaleb McGary and veteran Ty Sambrailo who get snaps at right tackle against a Minnesota defense that last year tied Chicago for the third-most sacks in the NFL with 50.
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  • Falcons' Matt Gono: Getting reps with starters

    Gono took snaps as the first-team right tackle Sunday with Kaleb McGary (chest) and Ty Sambrailo (shoulder) unavailable, Jason Butt of The Athletic reports. The 23-year-old's skillset continues to round into form, as coach Quinn said Monday that he "couldn't be more pleased" with Gono's development since signing on with the Falcons last April. He is probable to continue serving in a backup role when the offensive line is fully healthy, but Quinn went so far as to say that the team would feel good about Gono getting action in a regular-season game, just two years removed from playing for Division III Wesley College.
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