Falcons Designate Rookie OL Chris Lindstrom To Return From IR, Activate P Matt Bosher


The Atlanta Falcons announced Monday that they’ve designated rookie OL Chris Lindstrom to return from injured reserve and activated P Matt Bosher from the list. 

The Falcons also re-signed OL John Wetzel.

This officially opens a three-week window of time for Lindstrom to practice with the team before Atlanta will need to add him to their active roster.

Lindstrom, 22, was selected by the Falcons with the No. 14 overall pick. He agreed to a four-year, $14,708,738 rookie contract that includes $8,717,264 signing bonus. 

Lindstrom’s deal includes a fifth-round option for the Falcons to pick up in the coming years. 

The Falcons placed Lindstrom on injured reserve back in September with a broken foot. 

During his college career at Boston College, Lindstrom was a four-year starter, a first-team All-ACC selection in 2018 and a second-team All-SEC recipient in 2017.  

Bosher, 31, is a former sixth-round pick by the Falcons in the 2011 NFL Draft. After finishing his rookie contract, Atlanta re-signed him to a five-year extension through the 2019 season. 

The Falcons placed Bosher on injured reserve with a groin injury before recently designating him to return. 

In 2019, Bosher has appeared in three games and recorded nine punts for 377 net yards (41.9 YPP), two touchbacks, and a long of 52 yards. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 31 overall punter out of 31 qualifying players.  

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