Beadles Likely to Have Larger Role on Offensive Line

Zane Beadles, then with 49ers, tries to hold off Jadaveon Clowney

Changes could be coming after line suffers another rought week

Given the trouble and insecurity offered by the offensive line last week, veteran Zane Beadles could play a more prominent role in the rotation.

Beadles, a 6-foot-4, 205-pound product of Utah, is in his seventh season in the league. He has played four games since being signed earlier this season when Brandon Fusco was injured and ruled out for the season with a broken ankle.

Beadles has played four games, but has yet to make a start. He played in 16 games last year for San Francisco and started five games.

He’s certainly in the mix for a possible start this week, as the Falcons look for answers on the line.

“We definitely moved (Beadles) around already in practice where he's played a good bit of time at guard and tackle,” Quinn said. “So he's actually played some at center, too, but over the last few weeks he's been here we have definitely worked him both at guard and tackle.”

Beadles was named to the Pro Bowl in 2012 when he played for the Broncos. He started all 16 games during his four seasons in Denver. He started all 16 games both seasons in Jacksonville in 2015 and for San Francisco in 2016.

Quarterback Matt Ryan said he was comfortable with Beadles in the lineup.

“Zane has done a great job,” Ryan said “He’s a veteran guy who's played for a long time. You can tell he is very professional in his approach. That’s been the case since he’s stepped into this building. We have confidence in him just like we have confidence in the rest of our guys.”

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