Fal­cons’ Carimi may make

The Covington News - - WORLD -

FLOW­ERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — One week ago, Gabe Carimi was be­ing groomed to be the Fal­cons’ ver­sion of John Havlicek who could play backup roles across the of­fen­sive line.

Now Carimi ap­pears bound for his first ca­reer start at left tackle.

Carimi re­placed in­jured rookie left tackle Jake Matthews late in the first half of last week’s 37-34 over­time win over New Or­leans. He played well enough to help At­lanta set a team record for to­tal yards while al­low­ing only one sack.

“That’s just how it is on ev­ery po­si­tion on ev­ery team in the league — it’s the next player in,” Carimi said Thurs­day. “You al­ways have to just go in there and do your job. That’s why you’re there.”

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