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“I saw the ball and the way it was dropping and I was like, ‘Wow, I’ve got to get up under this,’” Malone said. “It was a post, and I just flattened it and got under it. I just thanked Andy for giving me the opportunity to make a play.”
It was the second consecutive game in which Malone played after being inactive for the first five.
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“It wasn’t hard to stay patient,” Malone said. “Just watching the older guys like Brandon (LaFell) and A.J. (Green) is a good learning experience to see how they carry themselves and how they run their routes and how they get open. Once I got out on the field, I felt like once I got the opportunity, I took advantage of it.”