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March 4, 2020 09:32 PM
Falcons' John Wetzel: Returns to Atlanta
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Falcons signed Wetzel to a one-year contract Wednesday, Will McFadden of the team's official site reports.

Wetzel was released by Atlanta just two days ago, but he quickly reached a new deal with the team. The veteran offensive lineman appeared in just two games with the Falcons in 2019, and he stands to play a versatile reserve role if he's still with the team once the preseason concludes.

March 2, 2020 11:00 PM
John Wetzel: Let go by Atlanta
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wetzel was released by the Falcons on Monday, D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

The veteran lineman dressed for just two regular-season contests during his debut season in Atlanta, after starting a combined 24 games for the Cardinals between 2016 and 2018. With experience at both guard positions and both tackle spots during his five active NFL seasons, Wetzel may prove to be an attractive depth option for a team seeking versatility.

December 29, 2019 12:04 PM
Falcons' John Wetzel: Inactive for season finale
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wetzel (coach's decision) is a healthy scratch for Sunday's contest against the Buccaneers.

Wetzel won't contribute as a depth offensive guard during Sunday's regular-season finale. The Falcons will instead rely on Matt Gono as the sole backup to Wes Schweitzer.

December 2, 2019 01:08 PM
Falcons' John Wetzel: Re-signs with Atlanta
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wetzel signed with the Falcons on Monday, Will McFadden of the team's official site reports.

Wetzel has already been cut by the Falcons five times since August, but he's being brought back to serve as depth after James Carpenter (concussion) and Ty Sambrailo (hamstring) suffered injuries in Thursday's loss to the Saints.

October 26, 2019 04:28 PM
John Wetzel: Let go by Falcons
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Falcons cut Wetzel on Saturday, Will McFadden of the team's official site reports.

The Falcons signed Danny Etling to back up Matt Schaub since Matt Ryan (ankle) is ruled out for Sunday's game against the Seahawks, so Wetzel was let go to open up a roster spot.

October 8, 2019 05:40 PM
Falcons' John Wetzel: Rejoins Falcons
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wetzel signed a contract with the Falcons on Tuesday, Jason Butt of The Athletic reports.

It's the third time this season Wetzel has signed with the Falcons, so his roster spot is once again unlikely to be secure. The 28-year-old started 24 games for Arizona over the past three years but should serve in a depth role in Atlanta.

October 5, 2019 06:48 PM
John Wetzel: Let go by Falcons
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wetzel was released by the Falcons on Saturday.

Wetzel was let go in order for the team to get a healthy punter on the active roster. He is now free to look for a new opportunity.

September 25, 2019 11:04 AM
Falcons' John Wetzel: Back in Atlanta
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Falcons signed Wetzel on Tuesday, Will McFadden of the team's official site reports.

Wetzel was previously signed by the team Sept. 9, but was consequently let go and found his way back to the team before too long. The veteran signing comes on the heals of fellow guard Jamon Brown suffering a hand injury during Sunday's loss to the Colts. Should Brown miss game time, Wetzel could see snaps but will most likely operate as a depth offensive lineman.

September 10, 2019 06:36 PM
Falcons' John Wetzel: Lands in Atlanta
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Falcons signed Wetzel on Monday, D. Orlando Ledbetter, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Wetzel failed to make the team out of camp this offseason, but with the placement of Chris Lindstrom (foot) on IR, he returned to the team. He'll likely be a depth lineman going forward, but could have a shot to suit up for games should the injuries strike.

April 17, 2019 10:32 AM
Falcons' John Wetzel: Inks deal with Falcons
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wetzel (neck) signed a one-year contract with the Falcons on Tuesday.

Wetzel finished his 2018 campaign with the Cardinals on injured reserve due to a neck injury. He's a utility lineman, as he played both left and right guard along with right tackle before suffering this injury. The 27-year-old should have a shot at a starting gig in training camp.

November 3, 2018 07:28 PM
Cardinals' John Wetzel: Heading to injured reserve
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wetzel was placed on injured reserve with a neck injury Saturday, Scott Bordow of The Athletic reports.

Wetzel's absence is a significant blow to the Cardinals' offensive line depth, as they already rank worst in the NFL with 3.4 yards per rush. Andre Smith should start at right tackle for Arizona.

October 7, 2018 03:40 PM
Cardinals' John Wetzel: Active for Week 5
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wetzel (shoulder) is active for Sunday's game against the 49ers.

Wetzel will suit up Sunday, and rookie quarterback Josh Rosen will benefit from the protection of his starting right tackle against San Francisco's defensive front.

October 5, 2018 05:52 PM
Cardinals' John Wetzel: Questionable for Sunday's contest
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wetzel (shoulder) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game versus the 49ers, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

The Cardinals' brutal offensive line can ill afford to lose Wetzel, the starting right tackle. If he can't play, expect Andre Smith to enter the fold.

November 19, 2017 12:48 PM
Cardinals' John Wetzel: Good to go Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wetzel (back) is active for Sunday's game against the Texans, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

Wetzel was a surprise appearance on the injury report this week, but his injury won't keep him from starting at right tackle Sunday.

November 17, 2017 06:36 PM
Cardinals' John Wetzel: Questionable for Week 11
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wetzel is battling a back injury and is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Texans, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

Wetzel was limited in practice this week and there is no clear indication on his availability for Sunday at this point. Vinston Painter would likely step in at right tackle if Wetzel cannot play.

September 30, 2017 11:28 PM
Cardinals' John Wetzel: Ready for Week 4
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wetzel (pectoral) logged a full practice Friday and is without an injury designation heading into Sunday's game against the Niners, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official website reports.

The Cardinals are dealing with a variety of issues on their offensive line, so Wetzel's presence will be essential Sunday. Look for him to take the field barring any setbacks.

September 26, 2017 09:16 PM
Cardinals' John Wetzel: Undergoes MRI
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wetzel underwent an MRI on his pectoral muscle Tuesday, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official website reports.

Wetzel drew consecutive starts after the season opener, but his role going forward is in question due to his pectoral injury. His status will be clearer once the results of the MRI are released.

June 2, 2015 06:53 AM
Cowboys add two to practice squad Tuesday
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

The Cowboys signed defensive back Jemea Thomas and offensive tackle John Wetzel to the practice squad Tuesday.

June 2, 2015 04:55 PM
Cowboys make practice squad moves
by Larry Hartstein |

The Cowboys released guard Phillipkeith Manley and defensive tackle Jason Vega from their practice squad while adding tackle John Wetzel to the squad, reports the Dallas Morning News.

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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-7/328
Birthdate:
7/18/1991
Age:
28
Hometown:
Pittsburgh, PA, USA
School:
Boston College
NFL Experience:
5
Awards: