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Falcons rule out lineman James Stone, who was injured in practice yesterday

It leaves the offensive line a little thinner heading into Sunday's tilt with the Jaguars.

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James Stone hasn't gotten a ton of run this year, but his absence this Sunday will still be a blow to the team's depth, with freshly promoted guard Ben Garland now likely stepping in if injury strikes anyone else.

The 23-year-old center and guard has played in seven games thus far in 2015, earning one start where he blocked fairly well and snapped very poorly in relief of Mike Person. He's still developing and is likely to be part of the team's plans for 2016, but we'll have to see how serious the injury is before we pencil him into any more playing time this season.

In addition to starters Person, Chris Chester and Andy Levitre, the Falcons' interior depth consists of 27-year-old Garland and former Raven center Gino Gradkowski. The Falcons will have some work to do to improve that group this offseason.