REVISED DEPTH CHART: Reynolds to start at right guard

 
Garrett Reynolds (75) mixing it up at the Friday Nigh Lights scrimmage. Hyosub Shin, hshin@ajc.com

Garrett Reynolds (75) mixing it up at the Friday Nigh Lights scrimmage. Hyosub Shin, hshin@ajc.com

UPDATED: 12:26 AM. (With the team’s revised depth chart.)

FLOWERY BRANCH – While it’s too early to declare a winner for the starting right guard position, Garrett Reynolds appears to have a commanding early lead.

With Harvey Dahl off to the St. Louis Rams, Reynolds and Mike Johnson were set to compete for the open spot. Reynolds is listed as the starter on the “unofficial” depth chart released by the team for the exhibition season opener against Miami at 7:30 p.m.  Friday at the Georgia Dome.

Reynolds opened training camp working with the first team and has not relinquished that role. Johnson’s bid was sidetracked last Thursday when he suffered a concussion. He’s in the league’s concussion protocol and is officially day-to-day.

He did not practice on Monday.

Reynolds is not taking anything for granted.

“Just worry about myself and my own technique,” Reynolds said. “I see things every day on film. I write down anything I need to fix. I look back over it and try to focus on that the next day when I get back on the field.”

Reynolds, a fifth-round draft pick in 2009, is huge at 6-foot-7 and 310 pounds for a guard. He was drafted as a tackle, but has been trained to play both spots over the last two seasons.

“I feel pretty good in there,” Reynolds said. “I’ve been getting use to it the last couple of years.”

 Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan takes a snap. Garrett Reynold is at right guard on the first day of training camp Friday August 29, 2011.   Brant Sanderlin  bsanderlin@ajc.com

Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan takes a snap. Garrett Reynold is at right guard on the first day of training camp Friday August 29, 2011. Brant Sanderlin bsanderlin@ajc.com

Johnson was taken in the third round of the 2010 draft and he’s 6-6, 304.

While he’s out, Reynolds will get a chance to play.

“There are still a couple of things I need to keep working on,” Reynolds said. “I feel comfortable in there communicating with the guys. But it’s still a work in progress.”

The winner will have a huge role to fill because Dahl was such an aggressive and nasty player. Reynolds believes he can provide that same level of nastiness.

“I learned a lot from Harvey and watching him play,” Reynolds said. “I try to play the same way that Harvey always played.”

REVISED DEPTH CHART

(The team sent out a revised depth chart)

OFFENSE

WR 11 Julio Jones 83 Harry Douglas 14 Eric Weems 15 Andy Strickland
18 Doug Beaumont 12 Kevin Cone
LT 72 Sam Baker 65 Jose Valdez
LG 63 Justin Blalock 69 Andrew Jackson 68 Paul Fenaroli
C 62 Todd McClure 61 Joe Hawley 67 Rob Bruggeman 64 Ryan McMahon
RG 75 Garrett Reynolds 79 Mike Johnson
RT 77 Tyson Clabo 74 Will Svitek 66 Matt Murphy
TE 88 Tony Gonzalez 87 Justin Peelle 81 Michael Palmer 85 Marquez Branson
86 Ryan Winterswyk 48 A.J. Simmons
WR 84 Roddy White 80 Kerry Meier 16 Tim Buckley 17 Brandyn Harvey
19 Drew Davis 89 P.J. Gore
QB 2 Matt Ryan 8 Chris Redman 4 John Parker Wilson 13 Adam Froman
RB 33 Michael Turner 44 Jason Snelling 27 Gartrell Johnson 35 Antone Smith
22 Jacquizz Rodgers 32 Philip Sylvester
FB 34 Ovie Mughelli 42 Lucas Cox 40 Thor Merrow

DEFENSE

RE 55 John Abraham 90 Lawrence Sidbury 93 Cliff Matthews 96 Emmanuel Stephens
DT 91 Corey Peters 99 Vance Walker 97 Trey Lewis
DT 95 Jonathan Babineaux 94 Peria Jerry 76 Kiante Tripp
LE 93 Ray Edwards 71 Kroy Biermann 92 Chauncey Davis 70 Tom McCarthy
OLB 56 Sean Weatherspoon 59 Spencer Adkins 51 Robert James 49 Youri Yenga
MLB 50 Curtis Lofton 52 Coy Wire 43 Akeem Dent 45 Bear Woods
OLB 53 Mike Peterson 54 Stephen Nicholas 46 LaMarcus Thompson
RCB 23 Dunta Robinson 21 Chris Owens 26 Kamaal McIlwain
LCB 20 Brent Grimes 24 Dominique Franks 29 Darrin Walls 37 Kirk Belgrave
S 25 William Moore 36 Rafael Bush 38 Rafael Priest 30 Matt Hansen
S 28 Thomas DeCoud 39 Shann Schillinger 41 Suaesi Tuimaunei

SPECIALISTS

K 3 Matt Bryant
KO 5 Matt Bosher
P 5 Matt Bosher 6 Ken Parrish
KR 14 Eric Weems 83 Harry Douglas
PR 14 Eric Weems 83 Harry Douglas
LS 82 Joe Zelenka 47 Andrew Schulze
H 5 Matt Bosher 80 Kerry Meier

–D. Orlando Ledbetter, The Atlanta Falcons beat blog

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72 comments Add your comment

west

August 8th, 2011
2:10 pm

Who looks good between Franks and Owens?

MaxxFalcon

August 8th, 2011
2:19 pm

That Depth chart is all jacked up

ueeediot

August 8th, 2011
2:21 pm

Hopes William Moore and DeCoud are up to it….

KMarch

August 8th, 2011
2:28 pm

You’ve got your OG spots swapped. Haven’t heard much about Sidbury in camp, yet he’s the 4th DE on the chart. Is he looking good?

ueeediot

August 8th, 2011
2:29 pm

Julio Jones didnt even make the depth chart?

ueeediot

August 8th, 2011
2:30 pm

found it…..
cannot delete comment?

BoomBoomJoe

August 8th, 2011
2:33 pm

Ueeediot, you must can’tread

Falcon Fanatic

August 8th, 2011
2:37 pm

Wow, so Justin has moved to the right side or is that wrong?

GA Fan

August 8th, 2011
2:40 pm

ueeediot???

Idiot maybe…………?

Read before posting. Hard to miss say um………….. THE FIRST NAME on the list!!!!

Keep up the good work D.O.L

gregKennesaw

August 8th, 2011
2:40 pm

Chauncey davis will be cut, he makes too much money

Falcon Fanatic

August 8th, 2011
2:41 pm

Ueeeediot, nope can’t delete comment, unfortunatley your dumba*& comment will stay for everyone to see and ridicule. :)

OK

August 8th, 2011
2:43 pm

Is that Matt’s blind side tackle?

ueeediot

August 8th, 2011
2:43 pm

hahahahaa

I was reading from the bottom up.

hahahaha

Paddy

August 8th, 2011
2:45 pm

It won’t belong before someone comes on and does some crazy talk. IE: Johnson should be the starter because he was a higher draft pick at went to Alabama and Reynolds went to a no-name school like UNC. It has happened before on these pages.

I hear

August 8th, 2011
2:46 pm

New Hawks owner is outside Falcons camp “hawking” pizza slices.
He’ll be at Turner Field next.

@paddy

August 8th, 2011
2:49 pm

we all know UNC stinks in football….
even Duke gets a player here and there

Jamaaliver

August 8th, 2011
2:51 pm

Depth really is a concern for us at every position except RB.

Now....

August 8th, 2011
2:52 pm

about that blind side…..

FalconFan

August 8th, 2011
2:59 pm

You can tell this depth chart is unofficial. It’s all out of sorts.

FalconFan

August 8th, 2011
3:02 pm

Jamaaliver, we have tremendous depth. There’s no questioning that. We could use a bit more depth in the secondary, but other than that we’re good.

Sickenedbird

August 8th, 2011
3:02 pm

Olando- thats a great outfit. you is definitely the cutest.

Love at first blog

August 8th, 2011
3:06 pm

We moved up for Julio..better be worth it..we should have taken a step further for Green.
Looks like AJ Green is having his way in Cincy.

@sickenedbird

August 8th, 2011
3:07 pm

D-Led is winking at ya

Will this team ever draft the right....

August 8th, 2011
3:08 pm

Jamaaliver

August 8th, 2011
3:15 pm

Falconfan,

Our WRs after Roddy…all young unproven guys with massive upside.

Our TEs after T Gonzales…all young unproven guys.

Our DEs after Edwards/Abraham…all young unproven guys.

Backup OL, a bunch of guys with 0 to few starts in the league.

Linebacker has a fair amount of guys with experience. But those other positions are simply guys drafted with modest expectations who have yet to prove themselves.

honest_abe

August 8th, 2011
3:16 pm

did we resign nicholas to be a backup and special teamer?

D. Orlando Ledbetter

August 8th, 2011
3:19 pm

I think they have the guards reversed. I’m going to get clearance to change them.

Put me in coach....

August 8th, 2011
3:20 pm

Enough with the negativity jamaalball.

Beckzhere

August 8th, 2011
3:21 pm

We need some depth at safety!!

D. Orlando Ledbetter

August 8th, 2011
3:21 pm

It’s the depth chart the team put out with it’s Miami game press release. I’m reluctant to change it. (Other than the guards). That’s pretty clear. GR has been lining up at RG since the first day of camp.

Put me in coach....

August 8th, 2011
3:22 pm

Welcome to the jungle D-Led!

waynester

August 8th, 2011
3:22 pm

first blog
Don’t forget that we DID try to trade up for AJ but the other team balked….

Marcus

August 8th, 2011
3:23 pm

@honest_abe,
yeah, I thought Petersen was going to be 2nd string w/Nicholas bieng starting WLB.

kinda sad, by boy’s name (P. Sylvester) didn’t even make the depth chart .. guess I better check the waiver wire :(

Put me in coach....

August 8th, 2011
3:24 pm

@waynester, I know….wish we tried harder.

D. Orlando Ledbetter

August 8th, 2011
3:29 pm

My observations:
–Jacquizz fifth on the RB chart.
–Cliff Matthews is ahead of someone. Also, he could push Davis for that last DE spot.
–Peterson at starter. I’m cool with that. I’m not ticking off Mike Pete!
–Bosher is going to be the holder. Not good news for Parrish
–Yeah, I’ll go tell them about P. Sylvester. He’s playing well in camp. Repping for the MEAC!

**Frederick(Bailey)Douglass**

August 8th, 2011
3:30 pm

Harvey Dahl was a beast for the Falcons. If I were T.D., I would have kept Dahl and Clabo…Blaylock could have walked outta here. But, we’ll see how it all works out.

**Frederick(Bailey)Douglass**

August 8th, 2011
3:33 pm

P.S. DOL, the boys from Westview Dr. will handle the Georgia Ave. gang with relative ease come Sept 10th. RFK will be marooned!!!

D. Orlando Ledbetter

August 8th, 2011
3:36 pm

FBD — That’s never happened before. Are they going to hit the Georgia Ave. boys over the head with their purses? I’m just sayin . . .

The Real Falcon

August 8th, 2011
3:45 pm

Keeping Blaylock was the right move, period!

Shaggy

August 8th, 2011
3:49 pm

What happened to that K/P Harfley from USC who was signed a week or so ago? Has he already been cut?

**Frederick(Bailey)Douglass**

August 8th, 2011
3:49 pm

Low blow DOL…real low. LOL!!!

Recall my friend, the boys from Westview Drive made the D-II playoffs last year, with players coming back.

We will see on 9/10 in DC!

Monduj1

August 8th, 2011
3:55 pm

@waynester & Put me in coach…

I’ve heard no confirmed reports that the Falcons ever tried to move up to get Green or targeted Green over Jones. Can you elaborate on where you heard that?

Moreover, I for one am EXTREMELY happy that we did get Jone over Green. It has nothing to do with where he played, but moreso with his potential. I simply don’t see Green having the durability to last more than 3-4 years in the NFL. I also don’t think he brings the complete package that Jones does – size, hands, speed, route running and blocking ability. Jones has shown nothing but brilliance in all of the camp reports I’ve heard or read.

@Monduj1

August 8th, 2011
4:05 pm

Reported by AJC around draft.
Falcons wanted to move up for Green.

@Monduj1

August 8th, 2011
4:06 pm

I believe quotes from Falcons after draft they tried.

Bird Dawg Country

August 8th, 2011
4:08 pm

Yes the Falcons tried to get AJ, but Cincy wanted him more.

TB

August 8th, 2011
4:09 pm

@Monduj1 I know I saw Adam Schefter tweet right after the Falcons draft pick came in that we came really close to making a deal for Green. But I hope you’re right about Julio! Now that he’s here, I’m going to be the biggest Julio Jones fan!

Paddy

August 8th, 2011
4:24 pm

I as well hated to see Dahl leave the Falcons. Everyone said he was real mean and real nasty. Never heard anyone say he was real good. I will trust the coaching staff on this one and say they liked Blaylock better because they signed Blaylock.

Pretty Boy Floyd

August 8th, 2011
5:07 pm

Hmmmm… I would take Johnson over Reynolds any day….. one word – mobility. He was drafted to play tackle. In the Pro’s I’d really like to see a guy play the part he is drafted for… Never saw Bob Whitfield line up as a Guard….. just saying…..

PMC

August 8th, 2011
5:12 pm

yeah but Bob Whitfield should have been a guard later in his carrer during the “Holding 70″ era.

The Fantastic Falcon Fanatic

August 8th, 2011
5:13 pm

Will Dent make the team as a 3rd string MLB? Is Meier’s knee good enough for him to contribute at WR? With Snelling back, does Johnson make the cut at RB? Can Rogers beat out Smith at RB? Will Sidbury make the cut over Matthews at DE, Will there be a surprise WR make the final cut?