Jake Matthews shaking off ankle injury; still adjusting to NFL pass-rushers

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. — Atlanta Falcons rookie left tackle Jake Matthews was missing from the open locker room for quite a while and was obviously preoccupied with getting treatment on his ailing left ankle.

 The bye week at the start of the month gave Matthews a little more time to recover. One can tell the sense of relief in his tone.

“I’m ready to get that behind me,” Matthews said during a locker room appearance on Thursday. “They told me, right when the sprain happened, it was going to be something that I’d have to deal with the whole year.

via ESPN.com – NFL Nation http://ift.tt/1BiP2e4

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