Schweitzer (back) was ruled out for Sunday's game at Tampa Bay, D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
Schweitzer was a non-participant at practice this week, so this was to be expected. Ben Garland or Matt Gono should step in at left guard for the Falcons in the season finale.
Schweitzer (back) was inactive for Thursday's practice session, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.
Head coach Dan Quinn stated Thursday that he's not sure of Schweitzer's availability for Sunday's tilt against Tampa Bay, opening up the door for Ben Garland to register his fifth start of the season. There also remains a possibility that undrafted rookie Matt Gono gets the nod for his first career start if Schweitzer can't go, with the Falcons facing a Buccaneers defense that has totaled 37 sacks this season (tied for 11th fewest).
Schweitzer is listed as Atlanta's starting left guard on the team's most-recent depth chart, D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
The 2016 sixth-round pick will step in for the injured Andy Levitre (triceps), who head coach Dan Quinn announced Tuesday will be down for the season. Schweitzer lost out to Brandon Fusco on the starting gig at right guard during the preseason after starting all 16 games for the Falcons last year. He'll now be re-inserted into the starting lineup against a Saints pass rush that tied for the seventh-most sacks in 2017.
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