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December 20, 2020 11:48 AM
Falcons' Kaleb McGary: Cleared to face Buccaneers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McGary (personal) is active for Sunday's matchup against Tampa Bay.

McGary was unavailable for Atlanta's Week 14 loss to the Chargers, and he has missed five consecutive practices while attending to a family matter. Entering Sunday morning, the primary barrier was McGary clearing NFL COVID-19 protocols in time for kickoff. With that aspect assured, the second-year man is able to return to his right tackle post for the Week 15 NFC South clash.

December 19, 2020 01:52 AM
Falcons' Kaleb McGary: Deemed questionable for Week 15
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McGary (personal) is questionable for Sunday's matchup against the Buccaneers, Matthew Tabeek of the Falcons' official site reports.

McGary was unavailable last Sunday against the Chargers while attending to a family matter. Though he hasn't practiced all week, the Washington product still has a chance to suit up Week 15 after rejoining the team Friday. With McGary's pending COVID-19 test results playing a pivotal role toward his availability, Matt Gono waits on standby as a potential fill-in at right tackle.

December 12, 2020 05:12 PM
Falcons' Kaleb McGary: Unavailable for Week 14
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McGary (personal) will miss Sunday's matchup against the Chargers, D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

McGary has been in Washington tending to a family emergency since Thursday, and he won't be with the team for a Week 14 trip to take on the Chargers. Given NFL COVID-19 protocols, there's no guarantee the Falcons will have their starting right tackle Week 15, either. Matt Gono steps in for McGary, earning his second career NFL start.

October 28, 2020 10:00 PM
Falcons' Kaleb McGary: Ready to face Panthers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McGary (elbow) does not carry an injury designation into Thursday's matchup against the Panthers, Will McFadden of the Falcons' official site reports.

The 2019 first-round pick was held to limited practice participation throughout the week, but he's ready to roll for what will be his seventh start of the year. McGary was carted off the field with a knee injury against Dallas in Week 2 and forced to sit out the subsequent game, but he's fielded 100 percent of Atlanta's offensive snaps in four appearances since.

October 3, 2020 07:32 PM
Falcons' Kaleb McGary: Returning to lineup Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McGary (knee) won't carry an injury designation into Monday's game against the Packers, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.

McGary practiced all week in a limited fashion and will return to the lineup after missing the Week 3 loss to the Bears. The 2019 first-round pick is expected to start at left tackle Monday and protect Matt Ryan from Za'Darius Smith, Preston Smith and Rashan Gary.

September 27, 2020 11:56 AM
Falcons' Kaleb McGary: Can't go Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McGary (knee-MCL) is inactive for Sunday's matchup against Chicago.

The 2019 first-round pick seemed like a long shot to play all week, though a limited practice session Friday provided a glimmer of hope. Without McGary for Week 3, 24-year-old Matt Gono will log his first career start at right tackle.

September 25, 2020 07:40 PM
Falcons' Kaleb McGary: Questionable for Week 3
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McGary (knee-MCL) is questionable heading into the Falcons' Week 3 matchup against the Bears, Jason Butt of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Though McGary is officially listed as questionable, 24-year-old Matt Gono is expected to pick up his first career start at right tackle, per Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com. If McGary is healthy enough to suit up for Sunday's contest, he may be utilized as an emergency option should Gono struggle in containing Khalil Mack (knee) coming off the edge. McGary was, at least, able to log a limited practice Friday after sitting out the session prior.

September 22, 2020 07:12 PM
Falcons' Kaleb McGary: Brief absence expected
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McGary (knee) is expected to be sidelined for one week after suffering a minor MCL sprain, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

The 25-year-old did sustained an MCL sprain as feared after leaving Sunday's game, but it appears he avoided a serious injury. McGary is likely unavailable for Week 3 but may not miss additional time beyond that. Matt Gono is the likely replacement at right tackle for the Falcons.

September 20, 2020 06:00 PM
Falcons' Kaleb McGary: Possible bad injury news
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The team fears McGary suffered a sprained MCL during Sunday's loss to Dallas, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

McGary suffered the injury during the second half of Sunday's loss, as he was replaced by Matt Gono at right tackle. McGary will undergo more testing with an MRI on Monday, so it's likely that there will be another update on his status following the scan.

September 21, 2020 10:00 AM
Falcons' Kaleb McGary: Out with knee injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McGary (knee) has been ruled out for the remainder of Sunday's game against the Cowboys, William McFadden of the Falcons' official site reports.

The 2019 first-round pick likely will be replaced at right tackle by 24-year-old Matt Gono, who entered Week 2 with six regular-season appearances to his name but zero career starts. Gono only fielded two offensive snaps in the season opener against Seattle, but as McGary sits out, he is expected to be thrust into a prominent role against the Dallas pass rush.

January 29, 2020 09:28 PM
Falcons' Kaleb McGary: Starts full slate in rookie year
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McGary started all 16 of Atlanta's games in 2019, allowing 13 sacks and committing five penalties.

The No. 31 overall pick struggled mightily in pass protection during his rookie campaign, surrendering five more sacks than any other Falcons lineman. He did, however, prove to be relatively disciplined in spite of his lack of professional experience. McGary finished fifth in penalties among the team's linemen, despite playing all 1,027 of Atlanta's offensive snaps between Weeks 3 and 17.

October 5, 2019 03:12 PM
Falcons' Kaleb McGary: Ready to go
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McGary (knee) has been cleared to play in Sunday's tilt against the Texans.

McGary has been toughing through a knee injury sustained in Week 2. The rookie was limited at practice all week, but should take on his usual workload barring any setbacks.

October 3, 2019 06:52 PM
Falcons' Kaleb McGary: Limited workload Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McGary (knee) was a limited participant during Atlanta's practice session Wednesday, Jason Butt of The Athletic reports.

The rookie offensive tackle had to be carted off the field Week 2 against Philadelphia but was able to return later in that contest, and he's played 100 percent of the offensive snaps during Atlanta's two games since. McGary has thus far toughed his way through the issue, but if he is able to upgrade to a full practice participant Thursday or Friday, it will provide reassurance that he is in line for his fifth consecutive start to kick off 2019.

September 20, 2019 03:36 PM
Falcons' Kaleb McGary: Ready to rock
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McGary (knee) will play in Sunday's game versus the Colts, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.

McGary didn't practice Wednesday but was a limited participant in the last two practices of the week. The team was simply exercising caution, however, as he won't carry an injury tag and will start at right tackle Sunday.

September 19, 2019 11:04 PM
Falcons' Kaleb McGary: DNP for practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McGary (knee) did not participate in Wednesday's practice session, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.

McGary is tough, as in eats glass and nails for breakfast, tough. The rookie right tackle was carted off the field during the second quarter of Sunday's 24-20 win against the Eagles, with what appeared to be a grisly knee injury that would hold him out for the remainder of Week 2 at the very least. He surprisingly was able to return to the field during the fourth quarter, but his status for Sunday's road matchup against Indianapolis remains undetermined. In an interview with Fox News Atlanta's Ryan Gaydos postgame, McGary mentioned that he heard a "snap, crackle, pop" sound as the injury was occurring, but said that if he were to sit the rest of the game, that would mean be admitting defeat and letting his teammates down.

September 15, 2019 11:04 PM
Falcons' Kaleb McGary: Returns in fourth quarter
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McGary (knee) returned in the fourth quarter of Sunday's game against the Eagles, D. Orlando Ledbetter of AJC reports.

McGary was carted off with the injury in the first half, but it wasn't serious enough to keep the 2019 first-rounder out for the remainder of the contest.

September 15, 2019 09:36 PM
Falcons' Kaleb McGary: Carted off with knee injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McGary was carted off during Sunday's matchup with the Eagles due to a knee injury, Kelsey Conway of the Falcons' official site reports.

McGary's return is questionable at this stage.

September 11, 2019 11:40 AM
Falcons' Kaleb McGary: Officially named as starter
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McGary is listed as Atlanta's starting right tackle on the most recent version of the depth chart, per the Falcons' official site.

Perhaps it was an illustration of gamesmanship from Dan Quinn, but the Falcons coach did not announce whether it would be McGary or veteran Ty Sambrailo who would start at right tackle against Minnesota in Week 1. McGary ended up getting the starting nod and playing 45 of a possible 78 offensive snaps, but the Atlanta offensive line struggled mightily in pass protection, surrendering seven QB hits and four sacks to the Vikings.

September 7, 2019 01:16 AM
Falcons' Kaleb McGary: Expected to be active Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Head coach Dan Quinn said that he expects McGary to be active for Sunday's matchup against Minnesota but has not yet named the team's starter at right tackle, D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

McGary missed Atlanta's first four preseason contests (including the Hall of Game) while recoving from a cardiac ablation procedure, but he was able to recover within one month's time and register 41 offensive snaps in the exhibition finale against Jacksonville. The Falcons are banged up at right tackle with Matt Gono (back) sitting out Thursday's practice session, and Ty Sambrailo just two and a half weeks removed from a shoulder injury sustained in practice. Despite him being a first-round pick, sentiments around training camp were that McGary might sit and learn behind veterans Sambrailo and Gono for the first few weeks of the regular season, but Atlanta may not be afforded that luxury.

September 4, 2019 10:04 PM
Falcons' Kaleb McGary: Will have conditioning tested
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Falcons will test McGary's conditioning during the three practices leading up to Sunday's game versus the Vikings, Kelsey Conway of the Falcons' official site reports.

McGary has made an excellent recovery from a cardiac ablation procedure, rehabbing in just four weeks compared to the initial six- to eight-week estimate. However, he's still taken a lot of time off, and the coaching staff is predictably concerned about whether McGary can handle a full workload in the regular season -- he did start the preseason finale. If his conditioning is up to par, there's a chance the rookie first-round pick could start his first NFL game Sunday.

 
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Height/Weight:
6-6/306
Birthdate:
02/22/1995
Age:
26
Hometown:
Battle Ground, WA
School:
Washington
NFL Experience:
3
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