Free agent guard Justin Blalock, who spent his first eight seasons with the Falcons, is visiting the Lions on Thursday, reports MLive.com. Blalock, 31, has missed only three games since entering the starting lineup in 2007.
He could supplant Rob Sims at left guard.
The Falcons released offensive guard Justin Blalock, the team announced Friday. Blalock has played with Atlanta for the entirety of his eight-year career in the league, missing just three games in total.
The move saves the Falcons $3.79 million against the cap, according to ESPN. He had two years remaining on his deal.
The Falcons have green-lighted all their probables for the Sunday game against the Steelers, including wideout Roddy White (ankle), who could play a huge role considering the absence of Julio Jones.
The other cleared probables are guards Jon Asamoah and Justin Blalock, both with back ailments, wide receiver Harry Douglas (foot) and defensive tackle Paul Soliai (shoulder).
Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones (hip) is the most notable player listed as questionable for Week 14 against Pittsburgh. other players deemed questionable were fullback Patrick DiMarco (illness) and safety William Moore (foot).
Guard Jon Asamoah (back), guard Justin Blalock (back), wide receiver Harry Douglas (foot), defensive end Stansly Maponga (elbow), defensive tackle Paul Soliai (shoulder) and wide receiver Roddy White (ankle) were all labeled as probable.
Meanwhile, cornerback Robert Alford (wrist) was the only player on the report ruled out for Sunday.
Falcons wideout Harry Douglas (foot) and guard Justin Blalock (back) are active for the game at Green Bay after being listed as probable. Douglas caught nine passes for 116 yards in the Week 13 win over Arizona as wideout Roddy White sat out with an ankle injury.
White is active for Monday Night Football, so Douglas goes back to being the No. 3 receiver.
The Falcons have listed left guard Justin Blalock (back) and wide receiver Harry Douglas (foot) as probable for Monday night's contest against Green Bay, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Atlanta will be without the services of Robert Alford (wrist), who was officially ruled out for the game on Saturday. Meanwhile, wide receiver Roddy White returned to the practice field pm Saturday and was officially deemed questionable. White told reporters, however, he will play in Week 14.
Falcons wide receiver Harry Douglas (foot) was a limited participant in practice Friday, the team announced.
Douglas was unable to practice Wednesday after catching nine passes for 116 yards in a Week 13 win against the Cardinals but made his return to action Friday. Provided he can continue practicing Saturday, he figures to be active for Monday's Week 14 matchup with the Packers.
Guard Justin Blalock (back) and defensive end Stansly Maponga (elbow) were both limited Friday for a second straight day. Wide receiver Roddy White (ankle) and cornerback Robert Alford (wrist) remained out of practice Friday.
Falcons wide receivers Harry Douglas (foot) and Devin Hester (ankle), both of whom practiced on a limited basis Thursday and Friday, have been deemed questionable for the Sunday game at Carolina. The only other questionable player is cornerback Josh Wilson (ankle).
Tackle Jonathan Scott (hamstring) has been ruled out while fellow offensive lineman Justin Blalock (foot) and defensive end Jonathan Massaquoi (foot) are probable.
The Falcons are fairly healthy heading into their Sunday game against Detroit. Only defensive tackle Jonathan Babineaux (foot) appears destined to sit despite his status as questionable. Also questionable is wide receiver Harry Douglas (foot).
The probables are left guard Justin Blalock (back), wide receiver Julio Jones (ankle) and linebacker Prince Shembo (knee). All three were limited in practice Friday.
The Falcons listed seven players on their final injury report for Week 7 at Baltimore, and only wide receiver Harry Douglas was ruled out for the contest. Defensive tackle Jonathan Babineaux (knee), guard Justin Blalock (back), wide receiver Devin Hester (hamstring), wide receiver Julio Jones (ankle), linebacker Prince Shembo (knee) and linebacker Nate Stupar (knee) were all labeled probable for Sunday's game after practicing in full on Friday.
The Falcons have listed the following players as inactive for Sunday's Week 6 matchup with the Bears: quarterback Sean Renfree, cornerback Javier Arenas, QB Sean Renfree, linebacker Tyler Starr, offensive tackle Cameron Bradfield, guard Harland Gunn, wide receiver Harry Douglas (foot) and defensive tackle Cliff Matthews.
The Falcons are very healthy heading into Sunday's game, with guard Justin Blalock (back) and wide receiver Devin Hester (hamstring) active after being listed as questionable. All players listed as probable are also active, including wide receiver Julio Jones (ankle), tackle Jake Matthews (ankle), safety Kemal Ishmael (ankle) and linebacker Prince Shembo (knee).
Wide receiver Harry Douglas might be the only injured inactive player Sunday for the Falcons when they host Chicago. No teammate has been deemed any worse than questionable.
The questionables on the Friday injury report are guard Justin Blalock (back) and wide receiver Devin Hester (hamstring). Safety Kemal Ishmael (ankle), premier wideout Julio Jones (ankle), tackle Jake Matthews (ankle) and linebacker Prince Shembo (knee) are all probable.
Falcons quarterback Sean Renfree, cornerback Javier Arenas, linebacker Tyler Starr, guard Justin Blalock, tackle Cameron Bradfield, wide receiver Harry Douglas and defensive lineman Cliff Matthews were all ruled inactive Week 5 at N.Y. Giants.
The loss of wide receiver Harry Douglas and guard Justin Blalock to injury for the Sunday game against the Giants can't mask an encouraging Friday injury report for the Falcons. Only four other players are on the list and they are all probable.
That quartet are wide receiver Devin Hester and Julio Jones, both with ankle injuries, linebacker Prince Shembo (knee) and safety Kemal Ishmael (ankle).
Falcons guard Justin Blalock and wideout Harry Douglas have been ruled out for the Sunday game against the host Giants.
The absence will end a 102-game playing streak for Blalock.
Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan said he has confidence in the team's revamped offensive line heading into Week 5 against the Giants, per the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
The team lost center Joe Hawley and right tackle Lamar Holmes to season-ending injuries, and Justin Blalock is batting a back injury that will likely sideline him Sunday. The offensive line Week 5 will feature Peter Konz at center and Gabe Carimi at right tackle, with Harland Gunn expected to play at left guard.
"Mike Tice has done a really good with those guys this entire year," Ryan said. "We have guys who’ve had more experience playing."
Falcons offensive lineman Justin Blalock is questionable to return Week 4 with a back injury.
Blalock was involved in an early holding penalty, but was quiet over the rest of the contest. There was never an official injury during the game, so Blalock must have alerted coaches on the sideline that he was hurting.