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  • Brandon Fusco: Axed by Falcons

    The Falcons released Fusco (ankle) on Monday under the failed physical designation, freelance NFL writer Howard Balzer reports.

    Fusco started seven games in Atlanta last season before landing on injured reserve due to a broken ankle. The same injury now appears to be to blame for the Fusco being cut by the team. The 30-year-old guard will face an offseason of recovery before searching for a role elsewhere in the league.

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  • Falcons' Brandon Fusco: Expects to play in 2019

    Fusco (ankle) is still in a walking boot Monday but expects to return for the 2019 season, Jason Butt of The Athletic reports.

    Fusco suffered a broken ankle during an Oct. 22 matchup against the Giants, which he considered to be the most serious injury of his career. The 30-year-old will face a difficult offseason of recovery, but he appears on track to retake the field in 2019. "I don't think they've put a pinpoint on when I'll be back," Fusco said, "but I'll definitely be back for next season."

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  • Falcons' Brandon Fusco: Placed on IR

    Fusco (ankle) was placed on injured reserve Wednesday, William McFadden of the Falcons' official site reports.

    Fusco had already been declared out for the season, but his placement Wednesday made it official. The 30-year-old was the second offensive lineman in Atlanta to suffer a season-ending injury, which prompted the team to sign offensive linemen Austin Pasztor and Rees Odhiambo.

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  • Falcons' Brandon Fusco: Out for season

    Fusco (ankle) is out for the season with a broken ankle, D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

    Fusco started all seven games for the Falcons this season and didn't miss a single snap entering Monday's game. He went down in the second quarter with the ankle injury and was replaced by Ben Garland. Look for Atlanta to move the veteran to injured reserve soon.

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  • Falcons' Brandon Fusco: Out for remainder of Monday's game

    Fusco (ankle) will not return to Monday's game against Atlanta, William McFadden of the Falcons' official site reports.

    The Falcons appear to be approaching this situation with a fair amount of caution, naturally unwilling to risk losing Fusco for a longer period of time than necessary. Zac Kerin figures to fill in at right guard during Fusco's temporary absence.

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  • Falcons' Brandon Fusco: Leaves game with ankle injury

    Fusco is questionable to return to Monday's game against New York with an ankle injury, William McFadden of the Falcons' official site reports.

    It's unclear as to how serious Fusco's ankle issue is at the moment. Whether he's able to return to the contest will likely hinge on the decision of the medical staff. We'll likely garner a more clear understanding of his status following the contest. In the meantime, Zac Kerin appears to be the next man up.

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  • Falcons' Brandon Fusco: Wins starting role on offensive line

    Head coach Dan Quinn announced Tuesday that Fusco will begin the season as the Falcons' starting right guard, Kelsey Conway of the team's official site reports.

    A summer of high-fueled competition with the incumbent Wes Schweitzer culminates in Fusco earning the nod to become Atlanta's No. 1 option at right guard, where he has started in 46 of a possible 48 games over the past three seasons with San Francisco and Minnesota. Though it's his first year with the team, Fusco entered training camp in an advantageous position due to familiarity in a Kyle Shanahan-led 49ers' offense that mimics many of the blocking schemes that Atlanta currently deploys. With Fusco stepping in as the starter at right guard, Schweitzer will move to swing guard and backup center, according to comments from head coach Dan Quinn following Tuesday's practice.

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  • Falcons' Brandon Fusco: In line for starting role

    Fusco is the favorite to be named Atlanta's starting right guard for the start of the regular season, Kelsey Conway of the Falcons' official site reports.

    Fusco was the first man up at right guard in Atlanta's game against Kansas City on Friday, after Wes Schweitzer got the nod in the preseason opener against the Jets last week. While head coach didn't go so far as to outright declare Fusco as the starter for the season, he did say that the seven-year veteran, "earned the right to be the starter again" for the Falcons' upcoming preseason tilt against the Jaguars.

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  • Falcons' Brandon Fusco: Taking snaps with starters

    Fusco worked out with the first-team offensive line during Falcons OTAs on Wednesday, D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

    As right guard Wes Schweitzer continues to rebound from an undisclosed injury, Fusco is building momentum in his bid to earn a starting role for Atlanta. Among Falcons offensive linemen, Fusco ranks third behind Andy Levitre (141) and Alex Mack (133) with 80 career regular-season starts. If Fusco's contract is any indication of the team's plan for him, it's highly probable that he will get the nod over Schweitzer at guard given the fact that he is making roughly six times more in annual guaranteed money.

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  • Falcons' Brandon Fusco: Inks three-year deal with Atlanta

    Fusco agreed to terms on a three-year deal worth $12.75 million, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

    Fusco becomes the Falcons' first external acquisition of the 2018 offseason, bringing with him a sound familiarity of the team's run scheme due to his time playing under former Falcons offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan. The 29-year-old offensive guard played his first six NFL seasons in Minnesota before being signed by San Francisco last May, and he has missed only two starts over the past three seasons due to injury. Fusco is an injury-resistant player who possesses respectable run-blocking abilities, as 49ers backs averaged 3.9 yards per carry on runs behind him last season.

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  • 49ers' Brandon Fusco: Expects to play Sunday

    Fusco (biceps) won't carry an injury designation into Sunday's game against the Cardinals, Mike Jurecki of Arizona Sports 98.7 FM reports.

    Fusco missed a pair of practices again this week after playing every offensive snap in Sunday's loss to the Eagles, but it seems as though the team was just being cautious early in the week. The 29-year-old faced no limitations Friday appears set to go for Sunday.

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  • 49ers' Brandon Fusco: Set to play Sunday

    Fusco (biceps) is listed as active Sunday against the Eagles.

    Although Fusco missed two practices this week, he returned to action Friday, which was enough to keep him off the Week 8 inactive list. He'll presumably draw the start at right guard, though the regular tackle to his right, Trent Brown, will miss the game due to a concussion suffered in Week 7.

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  • 49ers' Brandon Fusco: Questionable for Sunday

    Fusco (biceps) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Eagles, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

    Fusco didn't practice this week until a limited session Friday, so it's difficult to pinpoint how likely he is to play at this point. Zane Beadles is the likely starter at right guard if Fusco is unable to play Sunday.

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  • 49ers' Brandon Fusco: Sustains biceps injury Sunday

    Fusco exited Sunday's loss to the Cowboys with a biceps injury and was unable to return, Matt Barrows of The Sacramento Bee reports.

    The severity of the injury is unknown at this point, but his practice participation in the coming days should provide a few answers. Zane Beadles would likely fill in at right guard should the 29-year-old be forced to miss any time.

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  • 49ers' Brandon Fusco: Signs with 49ers

    Fusco signed a contract with the 49ers on Monday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

    Fusco was released by the Vikings in February after spending the first six seasons of his career with Minnesota. The veteran guard has started 63 games in his career and will add depth to San Francisco's offensive line in 2017.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-4, 306 lbs
Birthplace: Dayton, OH, USA
Age: 35
School: Slippery Rock
Experience: 9