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Week 3 Outlook
Former Falcons C Alex Mack is expected to sign with the 49ers, as per NFL's Ian Rapoport.
Mack played under HC Kyle Shanahan in Cleveland and Atlanta, so they are quite familiar with one another. Combined with the resigning of LT Trent Williams, the 49ers' offensive line has really come together in the last two days. Mack's best years may be behind him, but adding a 3x second-team All-Pro and 6x Pro Bowler who is familiar with the coach's system is never a bad thing. This should be a bump for 49ers' RBs, but figuring out who to start for fantasy every week in a Shanahan backfield is the real issue.
Atlanta Falcons beat writer D Orlando Ledbetter is reporting center Alex Mack (leg) has fully recovered from his broken leg suffered against the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Championship Game.
Now that Mack has recovered, he is expected to be a full-go for OTAs and moving forward. He was arguably Atlanta's biggest free agent acquisition in 2016 that pulled their front five together to make their Super Bowl run.
ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Atlanta Falcons center Alex Mack (leg) will play Super Bowl LI against the New England Patriots Sunday with a fracture in his left leg. Schefter adds that the team is "uncertain how well, or long he'll play."
Mack, who was a limited participant in practice all week and was removed from the Super Bowl LI injury report, will, in fact, play against New England with a fractured left leg. Due to the severity of the ailment, the Falcons are concerned about his effectiveness and longevity in the Championship game as a result. Mack will join Jack Youngblood, Charles Woodson and Terrell Ownes as the only players who've played in a Super Bowl with a fractured leg.
ESPN's Vaughn McClure reports Atlanta Falcons center Alex Mack (fibula) is "ready to go" for Super Bowl LI despite being limited in Friday's practice.
Although Mack remained limited in Friday's practice, he will play in Super Bowl LI Sunday against New England. As Mack plays an unsexy position, he has quietly been Atlanta's best free agent acquisition from the 2016 offseason, coming over from the Browns.
Atlanta Falcons center Alex Mack (fibula) was limited during Monday's practice. However, Falcons head coach Dan Quinn expects Mack's "activity to increase as the week progresses."
Mack is dealing with a fibula injury suffered in the NFC Championship Game against Green Bay. However, he is fully on track to play in Super Bowl LI, barring a setback.