Jake Matthews shifted to left tackle for Atlanta Falcons after Sam Baker injury

Former Texas A&M offensive lineman Jake Matthews takes part in a drill during the 2014 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 22, 2014
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The Atlanta Falcons look to solve the injury woes caused by Sam Baker's absence by shifting rookie Jake Matthews to left tackle in pre-season.

The Atlanta Falcons have decided to shift Jake Matthews to left tackle as they look to deal with Sam Baker's season-ending injury.

Baker is thought to have torn a patella tendon as the Falcons took part in a pre-season fixture in Houston, with Matthews now having to fill in for the veteran he had sought to learn from next season.

Matthews has little experience in the position, having represented Texas A&M at right tackle for the majority of his junior career.

However, the Falcons have put their faith in the rookie who trained in the position on Monday, while Lamar Holmes was deployed on the right edge.

Sam Baker in action against Baltimore on August 15, 2013
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