Predicting the Falcons’ 53-man roster before preseason

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Offensive Centers: Joe Hawley, James Stone

August 9, 2012; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Falcons center Joe Hawley (61) warms up before the game against the Baltimore Ravens at the Georgia Dome. The Ravens beat the Falcons 31-17. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports

The center position was very shaky in 2014 for the Atlanta Falcons after Joe Hawley went down with a knee injury. James Stone stepped in and did a decent job and has secured a roster spot in 2015 because of it. On top of playing center, Stone has also played left guard while Mike Person has played some center as well.

Hawley is the guy, at this point it is who the team will want to run out there when Hawley needs a break.