Head coach Dan Quinn said of Sambrailo on Wednesday, "We definitely see (him) as a starter," Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.
Sambrailo overtook Ryan Schraeder for reps at right tackle towards the conclusion of the season, demonstrating consistent enough play in his audition to merit a three-year, $18 million extension from the team. In spite of having considerable experience at both tackle and guard, Quinn indicated this week that Sambrailo would be penciled in at the No. 1 right tackle spot for the time being, citing his pass-protection ability as a primary factor. The depth chart, of course, is far from settled with free agency and the draft still yet to come, and Quinn noted that if the team identified a better fit for the right tackle spot, Sambrailo could slide back inside to compete for playing time at guard.
Sambrailo signed a three-year contract extension with the Falcons on Tuesday, Jason Butt of The Athletic reports.
Sambrailo quietly developed into a solid presence along the Falcons' offensive line after being acquired from the Broncos just before the start of the 2017 season, rotating between the starting left guard and right tackle positions in the final four weeks of the 2018 season. The details of the contract remain unknown, but the 26-year-old figures to be in contention for a starting role at either of the two guard spots given the duration of the contract extension.
Sambrailo (hand) returned to practice in full pads Monday, The Athletic's Jason Butt reports.
Sambrailo was forced to miss the Falcons' preseason opener against the Jets last Friday due to a hand injury, but he's returned to practice without seemingly any limitations Monday. He's slated to provide depth at offensive tackle behind starters Jake Matthews and Ryan Schraeder.
Sambrailo (hand) will miss the Falcons' preseason opener against the Jets on Friday, Jason Butt of The Athletic Atlanta reports.
The severity of Sambrailo's hand injury remains unclear, and no timetable has been given for the 26-year-old's return. It's possible that the team is simply taking a cautious approach to Sambrailo's injury, given that the 2015 second-rounder stands to serve as the team's primary backup should either LT Jake Matthews or RT Ryan Schraeder miss time down the road.
Sambrailo was held out of Sunday's practice due to a hand injury, Jason Butt of The Athletic Atlanta reports.
It's unclear how severe Sambrailo's hand injury is, but the team hasn't expressed concern that he'd miss an extended period. Look for Daniel Brunskill to pick up some extra reps with the second-team offense while Sambrailo is out.
Head coach Dan Quinn ruled out Sambrailo (hamstring) for Sunday's game against the Buccaneers, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.
Sambrailo is expected to be replaced by Austin Pasztor during Sunday's game.
Sambrailo was traded to the Falcons on Friday for a 2018 fifth-round pick, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Sambrailo gives the Falcons another experienced, quality option at tackle on an improving offensive line.
Sambrailo (elbow) is active Sunday night against the Chiefs, Cameron Wolfe of the Denver Post reports.
Sambrailo is set to start at right tackle.
Sambrailo (elbow) is hoping to be available for Sunday's matchup with the Bengals, Mike Klis of 9News reports.
Sambrailo has missed the first two games of the season with an elbow injury, but is nearing a return to the field. Fellow offensive lineman Donald Stephenson is expected to miss multiple weeks with a calf injury, so Sambrailo's return is much needed and he could be called upon to move into the starting lineup once healthy. We should see his status updated again later in the week.
Sambrailo (elbow) is inactive for the Broncos' Week 2 contest against the Colts, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports.
Sambrailo entered the weekend questionable to play after missing the season opener with an elbow injury. However, he's only a depth option along Denver's offensive line and his absence shouldn't pose a huge problem for the Broncos.
Sambrailo (elbow) is questionable for the Broncos' Week 2 matchup with the Colts, Mike Kils of 9News reports.
Sambrailo missed the team's season opener last week but the long week off may have afforded him enough time to get healthy. If he's active he likely won't play unless an injury to one of the team's starting tackles forces him into action.