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Report: Atlanta Falcons swing tackle candidate Austin Pasztor won’t play against the Arizona Cardinals

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The Atlanta Falcons have a solid offensive line and that factors heavily into their confidence with the regular season only a few weeks away. Jake Matthews and Ryan Schraeder are talented offensive tackles; they help keep franchise quarterback Matt Ryan upright, which means they’re important. But that said, depth matters too, and the Falcons want to have a viable swing tackle at their disposal should they need one. That’s why they went out and signed swing tackle candidate Austin Pasztor.

Pasztor has been with the team since last week, getting acclimated and learning the ropes. Unfortunately it appears Pasztor is still rehabbing a nagging injury and won’t play against the Arizona Cardinals this week.

The Falcons are just taking a cautious approach here. They obviously see Pasztor as their best option in terms of tackle depth and they aren’t willing to take any chances. Pasztor doesn’t have a ton of time to get up to speed, but he’s a 26 year old professional with 40+ starts under his belt, and I’m sure the team has his situation under control. In short, this has no roster implications whatsoever.

But what say you? Is sitting Pasztor the right call?