Offensive lineman Jalen Mayfield‘s pursuit of progress and a grip on a starting job with the Atlanta Falcons encountered a detour recently, but he’s found his way back to the main route.
After missing two practices with a lower back issue, Mayfield returned to the field on Monday, per ESPN’s Michael Rothstein.
Mayfield endured a difficult rookie season in Atlanta but seemed to be in position to stake his claim to the starting left guard job in Year 2. Such a pursuit begins with this camp, where Mayfield appeared to fall behind veteran guard Elijah Wilkinson in the battle for the job before missing time due to the injury.
Now that he’s back, the 2021 third-round pick will resume competing for the spot. He has a month to secure it before the regular season begins in Atlanta against the New Orleans Saints.
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Patriots CB Joejuan Williams suffered a shoulder injury that will knock him out for the season, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported. Find out what other NFL news we’re tracking this Tuesday.
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