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Falcons Offensive Line Could Have a New Look Following This Offseason

Pro Football Weekly reports that as the Falcons get set to start working on the team this offseason, one position that is going to have to be upgraded is that of the offensive line.

The offensive line will once again command the attention of the Falcons’ decision makers this offseason. Re-signing OG Justin Blalock and ORT Tyson Clabo last offseason didn’t prevent some serious issues from befalling the unit as inconsistency in pass protection and struggles to get a push at the line of scrimmage in short-yardage situations were a couple of the team’s more maddening problems.

This year, the only starting O-lineman due to hit the open market is longtime C Todd McClure, who wants to continue his career, but there are question marks at left tackle, and the ORG situation will be impacted by whatever happens with McClure, as Joe Hawley could slide from right guard to center if McClure does not return. OLTs Sam Baker and Will Svitek are both signed through next season, but neither is viewed as a long-term solution at the position. Also, there will be a new assistant coach responsible for the O-line, as Paul Boudreau was released earlier this month.


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