9/16/18 - Atlanta - Atlanta Falcons offensive guard Wes Schweitzer (71) celebrates after the Falcons first TD. The Atlanta Falcons played the Carolina Panthers in an NFL football game Sunday, Sept 16, 2018, at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, GA. BOB ANDRES /BANDRES@AJC.COM
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Falcons release official depth chart for Saints’ game 

Schweitzer to take over at left guard for Levitre 

With Andy Levitre out for the season, Wes Schweitzer isprovi the proverbial next man up at left guard for the Falcons.

Schweitzer lost the starting right guard battled to Brandon Fusco and was the backup swing guard.

Levitre was placed on injured reserve with a torn tricep on Tuesday. 

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Schweitzer started all 18 games last season, but received a 43.7 grade from profootballfocus.com and was the 54th rated starting guard in the league. 

However, the Falcons have seen continued growth in Schweitzer and believes he is much improved. 

“When Wes stepped in for Andy we certainly knew what to expect for a guy who had really put the time in,” Falcons coach Dan Quinn said on Monday. “This summer, the battle that he had in him with Brandon to get going, we knew if he was going to go in the game he would be ready.”

Here’s the depth chart the team provided in the weekly release for the Saints’ game: 

OFFENSE

WR 11 Julio Jones ,14 Justin Hardy, 17 Marvin Hall

LT 70 Jake Matthews, 74 Ty Sambrailo

LG 71 Wes Schweitzer, 63 Ben Garland

C 51 Alex Mack, 71 Wes Schweitzer

RG 65 Brandon Fusco, 68 Zac Kerin

RT 73 Ryan Schraeder, 77 Matt Gono

TE 81 Austin Hooper, 82 Logan Paulsen, 85 Eric Saubert

WR 12 Mohamed Sanu, 18 Calvin Ridley, 83 Russell Gage 

QB 2 Matt Ryan, 8 Matt Schaub

RB 24 Devonta Freeman, 26 Tevin Coleman, 25 Ito Smith, 32 Brian Hill 

FB 30 Ricky Ortiz 

DEFENSE 

DE 44 Vic Beasley, Jr. 90 Derrick Shelby, 56 Steven Means 

DT 99 Terrell McClain, 94 Deadrin Senat, 92 Justin Zimmer DT 97 Grady Jarrett, 95 Jack Crawford

DE 98 Takk McKinley, 50 Brooks Reed

MLB 42 Duke Riley, 36 Kemal Ishmael

WLB 54 Foyesade Oluokun

SLB 59 De’Vondre Campbell, 55 Corey Nelson

CB 23 Robert Alford, 20 Isaiah Oliver, 33 Blidi Wreh-Wilson CB 21 Desmond Trufant, 34 Brian Poole, 28 Justin Bethel 

FS 27 Damontae Kazee, 35 Keith Tandy 

SS 37 Ricardo Allen, 29 Jordan Richards 

SPECIALISTS

K 3 Matt Bryant

KO 5 Matt Bosher

P 5 Matt Bosher 

KR 18 Calvin Ridley, 14 Justin Hardy 

PR 14 Justin Hardy, 17 Marvin Hall

LS 47 Josh Harris

H 5 Matt Bosher

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