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July 29, 2021 04:12 PM
Falcons' Matt Gono: On PUP list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Falcons placed Gono (undisclosed) on the PUP list Thursday, John Deighton of the team's official site reports.

Gono showed up to camp in a neck brace after undergoing offseason surgery. The starting left guard is not yet ready for training camp activities, but he can be activated as soon as he's healthy.

July 28, 2021 09:44 AM
Falcons' Matt Gono: Shows up with neck brace
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gono (undisclosed) showed up to training camp with a neck brace after undergoing surgery during the offseason, D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

It is still not clear what exactly is ailing Gono as there has not been an update on his status. If healthy at the start of the season, the 25-year-old will be a candidate to start at left guard. However, if he misses an extended period of training camp, he may be regulated to backup duty as he has seen extensive action at both tackle and guard.

June 24, 2021 11:28 AM
Falcons' Matt Gono: Recovering from surgery
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gono recently underwent undisclosed surgery and is questionable for the start of the season, Michael Rothstein of ESPN.com reports.

Specifics of the situation remain unknown, though Gono will be available at some point this season. He should be considered questionable entering training camp until more information is available. If healthy for Week 1, Gono will be a candidate to start at left guard.

March 25, 2021 08:00 PM
Falcons' Matt Gono: Signs tender to remain in Atlanta
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gono signed his second-round tender with the Falcons on Thursday, D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal Constitution reports.

Gono will remain with Atlanta on a one-year, $3.284 million contract as a result. He's a versatile piece on the offensive line who has seen extensive action at both tackle and guard.

March 15, 2021 09:52 PM
Falcons' Matt Gono: Gets second-round tender
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Falcons have extended Gono a second-round tender, Matthew Tabeek of the team's official site reports.

Atlanta can thus match any offer sheet extended to Gono by an other team, and it would receive a second-round pick if he were ultimately to sign elsewhere. That very nearly guarantees that Gono will be back with the Falcons next season while playing under at least a $3.4 million salary.

November 20, 2020 10:12 PM
Falcons' Matt Gono: All clear from illness
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gono (illness) was held out of practice Wednesday and Thursday, but he returned to full participation Friday and carries no designation into Sunday's matchup against the Saints, Will McFadden of the Falcons' official site reports.

Gono has started just one game in 2020, but he'd be the first backup inserted into action if either Jake Matthews or Kaleb McGary went down at one of the tackle spots. Atlanta will have Gono available for Week 11 as the Falcons ready for a New Orleans defense that is tied for seventh in the NFL with 2.7 sacks per game.

September 24, 2020 04:36 PM
Falcons' Matt Gono: Likely to start at RT
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gono is expected to be in the starting lineup if Kaleb McGary (knee-MCL) is inactive for Atlanta's Week 3 matchup against the Bears, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.

McClure expanded to state that such a situation "looks like reality," hinting at Gono getting his first NFL start. The 24-year-old out of Division III Wesley College held up well in relief of McGary Week 2 against the Cowboys, registering just one pass block loss on 26 attempts. Quarterback Matt Ryan expressed confidence in Gono after the game, saying he "(doesn't) think the moment is too big for him." A potential Week 3 matchup against Chicago's Khalil Mack (knee) is about as daunting as it gets for a debut assignment, however.

August 15, 2020 02:08 PM
Falcons' Matt Gono: Getting look as a starter
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gono has been receiving first-team reps at left guard in training camp, D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

James Carpenter and rookie third-rounder Matt Hennessy continue to get repetitions as well, but so far Gono is looking like a dark horse to take the role. There is just under a month until the regular season, and padded practices have only recently gotten underway, meaning that contenders Carpenter and Hennessy have ample time to step up and snatch the role themselves. Gono has, however, been a developmental player the Falcons have been high on since he joined the team in 2018 as an undrafted free agent from Divison III Wesley College, and his level of involvement seems likely to increase from 40 offensive snaps in 2019.

September 20, 2019 03:40 PM
Falcons' Matt Gono: Ready for reserve role
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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

Gono elevated to full practice participation Friday, and he'll serve as depth on the offensive front moving forward.

September 14, 2019 10:56 PM
Falcons' Matt Gono: Won't play Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gono (back) will sit out Sunday's matchup with the Eagles, D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Gono missed last Sunday's game with this injury as well. It seems that a combination of Kaleb McGary and Ty Sambrailo will take over for Gono at right tackle in Sunday's contest.

September 7, 2019 07:16 PM
Falcons' Matt Gono: To miss Week 1
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Head coach Dan Quinn said that Gono (back) will not play in Sunday's game against the Vikings, Kelsey Conway of the Falcons' official site reports.

After piecing together an encouraging preseason that put him in contention for a Week 1 starting spot, Gono suffered a back injury and saw his practice participation dwindle throughout the week as a result. It is expected to be a combination of No. 31 overall pick Kaleb McGary and veteran Ty Sambrailo who get snaps at right tackle against a Minnesota defense that last year tied Chicago for the third-most sacks in the NFL with 50.

September 7, 2019 01:12 AM
Falcons' Matt Gono: Sits out Thursday's practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gono (back) did not participate during Thursday's practice session, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.

The 23-year-old Gono was trending towards a Week 1 starting spot at right tackle, with first-round pick Kaleb McGary working his way back from a cardiac ablation procedure, and Ty Sambrailo just recently having been reactivated from a shoulder injury. Gono was certainly making a positive impression with solid play of his own throughout the preseason, but this latest injury designation clouds his Week 1 availability -- specifically because he downgraded from a limited practice session Wednesday to inactive Thursday.

August 19, 2019 07:24 PM
Falcons' Matt Gono: Getting reps with starters
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gono took snaps as the first-team right tackle Sunday with Kaleb McGary (chest) and Ty Sambrailo (shoulder) unavailable, Jason Butt of The Athletic reports.

The 23-year-old's skillset continues to round into form, as coach Quinn said Monday that he "couldn't be more pleased" with Gono's development since signing on with the Falcons last April. He is probable to continue serving in a backup role when the offensive line is fully healthy, but Quinn went so far as to say that the team would feel good about Gono getting action in a regular-season game, just two years removed from playing for Division III Wesley College.

August 12, 2019 09:48 AM
Falcons' Matt Gono: Receiving praise from coach Quinn
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Head coach Dan Quinn stated Sunday that it's crucial for Gono to cut down on penalties, but that he's impressed by the physical playing style the second-year offensive lineman has exhibited this preseason, D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Quinn cited Gono's three penalties against Miami on Thursday -- including a hands to the face, a false start and a hold -- but followed that comment with praise of the 23-year-old's demeanor on the field. "He's learning on the job. I like that because of the urgency and physicality he's played with," Quinn said. "He's definitely someone that has our attention." Given the facts that he earned a roster spot to start last season, he's capable of playing guard and tackle, and he's garnered praise from coaches and veterans alike, it seems that Gono is well-positioned to serve as a backup lineman for the Falcons again in 2019.

September 2, 2018 10:16 PM
Falcons' Matt Gono: Earns roster spot after going undrafted
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gono is listed as the Falcons' backup right tackle to open the regular season, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.

Matt Gono comes from little-known Division III Wesley College, and one might find it hard to believe that the services of an offensive tackle prospect would be highly sought after at the NFL level. Personnel evaluators evidently saw something in the 6-foot-4 lineman, as Atlanta had to outbid the Lions, Packers, Bears, Jets and Bills to secure the services of Gono in the wake of April's draft -- offering him the third-highest signing bonus of any undrafted player brought in for a tryout with the team. Gono turned some heads during training camp and preseason, as he is one of just nine offensive linemen whom Atlanta decided to carry onto the 53-man roster to start the season.

 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-4/305
Birthdate:
05/10/1996
Age:
25
Hometown:
Cinnaminson, NJ
School:
Wesley College
NFL Experience:
4
Awards: