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Matt Bosher returns, Chris Lindstrom now designated to return to Falcons

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It’s good news for the Falcons, though it won’t save a season beyond salvaging.

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The Falcons have announced that Matt Bosher and John Wetzel are back, with Chris Lindstrom designated to return from injured reserve. All of these moves are better late than never, and it’s particularly exciting to think we might get a look at Lindstrom before the end of the year, given the state of the offensive line.

The moves explain why Ryan Allen and Jermaine Grace were released. Wetzel, of course, will be on the roster for a week or two until Lindstrom is ready and then will likely be kicked to the curb yet again.

The return of Bosher marks the end of the punter carousel the Falcons have been riding this year, one hopes. The team has gone through Bosher, Matt Wile, Kasey Redfern, and Ryan Allen thus far in 2019, and a healthy Bosher hopefully stabilizes things for them. It’ll be interesting to see if he returns to kickoff duties or if Younghoe Koo has locked those down after faring well there and putting forth a killer onside kick clinic against the Saints.

Lindstrom will be returning to a starting job, as well, assuming he returns. The Falcons have 21 days to do so, which means they could essentially wait until the final game of the season to give him a shot. Given that experience is important and Lindstrom needs to be a prominent part of the 2020 offensive line—which better be better than this one—it’d be nice to see him out there sooner than later. The only question is whether James Carpenter will continue to hold down the left guard spot when he gets back or if Wes Schweitzer or Jamon Brown take it over, because Lindstrom should start at right guard.

Big things afoot, even in a lost season.