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December 20, 2019 07:20 PM
Falcons' James Carpenter: Moves to injured reserve
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Carpenter (concussion) was placed on injured reserve Friday.

The 30-year-old suffered the concussion against the Saints on Thanksgiving Day and will end up missing the final four games of the season. Carpenter struggled with injury and inconsistency in 2019 and finishes the year with 11 starts.

December 14, 2019 12:56 AM
Falcons' James Carpenter: Ruled out Week 15
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Carpenter (concussion) is out for Sunday's matchup against San Francisco, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.

Carpenter was a fixture at guard for the Falcons in the early going of 2019, playing all 349 of Atlanta's offensive snaps between Weeks 1 and 5. Since then, however, partially marred by injury and partially set back by inconsistent play, Carpenter's season has gone downhill. He momentarily shifted into a work-share situation between Weeks 6 and 7 before resuming his typical full-time role Weeks 10 through 13, but he suffered a concussion Thanksgiving night against the Saints and has not yet been able to return to the field.

December 12, 2019 12:16 AM
Falcons' James Carpenter: Sits out practice Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Carpenter (concussion) was a non-participant for Wednesday's practice session, Jason Butt of The Athletic reports.

Atlanta may be without one of its starting offensive guards yet again Week 15, which is bad news considering that San Francisco ranks No. 3 in the NFL with 45 sacks. The Falcons have dealt with a plethora of injuries along the interior offensive line in 2019. The concussion Carpenter suffered during a Thanksgiving loss to New Orleans was yet another hit to an Atlanta front five that ranks 31st with 106 QB hits surrendered on the year. He hasn't yet been ruled out for Sunday's upcoming matchup, but Carpenter will have to clear the concussion protocol before suiting up against the 49ers.

December 6, 2019 10:48 PM
Falcons' James Carpenter: Out Week 14
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Carpenter (concussion) was ruled out for Sunday's game against the Panthers, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.

Carpenter sustained the concussion during Week 13 versus the Saints and will miss at least one game as a result. Wes Schweitzer and Chris Lindstrom (foot), who is returning from injured reserve, should serve as Atlanta's starting guards versus Carolina.

December 4, 2019 10:00 PM
Falcons' James Carpenter: Misses Wednesday's session
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Carpenter (concussion) did not participate during Wednesday's practice, Jason Butt of The Athletic reports.

The 30-year-old guard started in 11 of Atlanta's first 12 games of the year, with his only inactive designation coming Week 8 when the Falcons took on Carpenter's former team of four years in Seattle. He was dealing with a knee issue at the time but now is saddled with a concussion, having suffered the head injury during a Thanksgiving night loss to the Saints. If Carpenter is forced to miss the Falcons' Week 14 game against Carolina, Wes Schweitzer and Jamon Brown are expected to serve as Atlanta's starting guards.

November 28, 2019 09:16 PM
Falcons' James Carpenter: Leaves with head injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Carpenter left Thursday's game against the Saints after suffering a concussion and is questionable to return, Jason Butt of The Athletic reports.

Jamon Brown will fill in as the right guard, with Wes Schweitzer sliding over to left guard in the absence of Carpenter, who left Thursday's game after evidently suffering a concussion.

November 8, 2019 02:32 PM
Falcons' James Carpenter: Ready for Week 10
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Carpenter (knee) has no injury designation for Sunday's game at New Orleans, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.

Carpenter was unable to play Week 8 but is good to go coming out of the Falcons' bye week. The 30-year-old should return to his starting spot at left guard versus the Saints.

October 25, 2019 01:40 PM
Falcons' James Carpenter: Unable to play against Seattle
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Carpenter (knee) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Seahawks, D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Carpenter was bothered by a knee injury ahead of Week 7's loss to the Rams but was able to play. He downgraded to a DNP on Thursday, and now he'll be replaced by either Ty Sambrailo or Wes Schweitzer at left guard.

October 18, 2019 10:36 PM
Falcons' James Carpenter: Ready to roll for Week 7
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Carpenter (knee) is slated to play in Sunday's game against the Rams, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.

The veteran guard was downgraded to a non-participant Thursday after logging a limited session Wednesday, but has since been deemed active for Week 7. He played 100 percent of the offensive snaps over the first five games of the season, but split time with Wes Schweitzer at left guard Week 6 against Arizona, fielding 72 percent of the snaps on the afternoon. The fact that Carpenter will be able to go is a huge positive for a Falcons offensive line preparing to face a Rams defense that ranks in the lower half of the league with 13 sacks thus far this season.

October 17, 2019 05:28 PM
Falcons' James Carpenter: Absent from Thursday's practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Carpenter (knee) did not practice Thursday, Will McFadden of the Falcons' official site reports.

Carpenter was limited in practice Wednesday, but the starting guard was downgraded to a non-participant Thursday. He appears to be in legitimate danger of missing Sunday's tilt against the Rams, which would be a huge blow to Atlanta's already banged-up offensive line.

August 18, 2019 11:08 PM
Falcons' James Carpenter: Back for practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Carpenter (groin) was back for Sunday's practice, D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Carpenter had been dealing with a hip flexor strain since Aug. 4 but rejoined the team Sunday. Expect the lineman to resume his normal starting role at left guard now that he's healthy.

August 4, 2019 11:48 PM
Falcons' James Carpenter: Out with hip injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Carpenter did not practice Sunday due to a hip flexor strain, William McFadden of the Falcons' official site reports.

There appears to be a lot of mystery surrounding the lineman's health, so more information on Carpenter's recovery timetable won't be known until further tests are done.

June 20, 2019 04:52 PM
Falcons' James Carpenter: Shakes off injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Carpenter (shoulder) was able to fully participate during OTAs, Kelsey Conway of the Falcons' official site reports.

Carpenter missed the last six games of the regular season due to shoulder surgery. In addition to Carpenter's involvement in OTAs, the Falcons' decision to extend him a four-year, $21 million contract this offseason implies confidence in his health. Aside from 2018, Carpenter has played in all 16 games in every season of his eight-year career.

March 14, 2019 03:28 PM
Falcons' James Carpenter: Getting four-year deal
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Carpenter (shoulder) agreed Wednesday with the Falcons on a four-year, $21 million contract, Rich Cimini of ESPN.com reports.

The deal includes $7 million fully guaranteed once he puts pen to paper and an additional $2.25 million guaranteed over the life of the contract. The structure of the contract makes it less onerous for the Falcons to move on from Carpenter after the 2019 season if the soon-to-be 30-year-old doesn't perform as well as the team hopes. Carpenter continues to work his way back from shoulder surgery but should be ready to go for the start of the upcoming campaign.

March 12, 2019 04:28 PM
Jets' James Carpenter: Heading to Atlanta
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Carpenter (shoulder) intends to sign a four-year contract with the Falcons, Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports.

Carpenter will join a revamped Falcons' offensive line in 2019. A reliable starter at left guard with 97 career starts under his belt, Carpenter played the first 10 games of the 2018 season and all 16 in each of the previous three years. As there haven't been any reports of setbacks in his recovery from undergoing shoulder surgery in November, it wouldn't be surprising if Carpenter were good to go for OTAs this spring.

November 28, 2018 01:24 PM
Jets' James Carpenter: Lands on IR, surgery on tap
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Carpenter will undergo shoulder surgery and has been placed on injured reserve, Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports.

Carpenter will thus miss the remainder of the 2018 season for the Jets after starting the first 10 games of the season and all 16 in each of the previous three years. The veteran will likely hit free agency this offseason, and while the shoulder injury could impact his value, Carpenter's overall reliability in the past four seasons should find him plenty of suitors on the open market.

November 25, 2018 11:56 AM
Jets' James Carpenter: Inactive Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Carpenter (shoulder) is listed as inactive for Sunday's game against the Patriots.

Carpenter will likely be replaced by Dakota Dozier at guard, with his next chance to return from a shoulder injury coming next week against the Titans.

June 1, 2015 03:42 PM
Report: Jets to give G James Carpenter $19M over four years
by Larry Hartstein |

The Jets will sign free agent guard James Carpenter to a four-year, $19 million deal, reports Yahoo Sports. Carpenter started 39 games for the Seahawks over the past four seasons.

Deals can't be signed until 4 p.m. ET Tuesday.

June 1, 2015 03:42 PM
Report: Jets agree to terms with G James Carpenter
by Larry Hartstein |

Free agent guard James Carpenter agreed to a deal with the Jets, reports Fox Sports. Carpenter, 25, started 39 games for the Seahawks over the past four years, including 13 last season.

Contracts can't be signed until 4 p.m. ET Tuesday. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

June 1, 2015 04:22 PM
Seahawks G James Carpenter suffered concussion in SB
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said Tuesday on 710 ESPN Seattle that guard James Carpenter suffered a concussion during the Super Bowl, but the team didn't realize it during the game because he never came out, the Everett Herald reports.

Carpenter played all 54 offensive snaps during the 28-24 loss to New England, and it's unclear when he suffered the concussion. He's scheduled to reach unrestricted free agency this offseason.

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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-5/321
Birthdate:
3/22/1989
Age:
31
Hometown:
Augusta, GA, USA
School:
Alabama
NFL Experience:
10
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