Falcons tackle Austin Pasztor, who is recovering from a pectoral injury, will not play against Arizona on Saturday.
“He came on the trip with us,” Falcons coach Dan Quinn said. “He did a little bit pregame and just got right into the meetings. We’ll put him on a limited basis for awhile. He’s coming off a rehab for an injury.”
Pasztor, who started all 16 games with Cleveland last season, was signed on Saturday.
“He’ll do individuals and that type of thing for a good week or so,” Quinn said. “He won’t participate this weekend. He and (Damontae) Kazee will be out for the game.”
Pasztor has made 43 starts and played 58 games over five seasons in the NFL.
Pasztor, who’s 6-7 and 305 pounds, played three seasons with Jacksonville and two with Cleveland since coming out of Virginia in 2012.
Behind starting tackles Jake Matthews and Ryan Schraeder, the Falcons now have a potential backup tackle with NFL starting experience in Pasztor.
Last season’s swing tackle, Tom Compton, signed with the Bears in free agency.
“I am anxious to see what he can do,” Quinn said. “We want to make sure that we have a better feel for where he’s at before we extend out (more). The first couple of days will be assessing where he’s at with strength, conditioning and movement. We’ll give him more and more each day.”
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