The 2015 Falcons may be looking to bolster their offensive line, as the former 1st overall pick in the NFL draft Jake Long worked out with them and was subject to a medical exam. Jake was an issue within the salary cap conversation in St. Louis, coupling that with his second ACL tear in the 2014 season and the Rams decided it was best to let him explore other options.
A healthy Jake Long is a force to be reckoned with in the most important position on the field. Left tackles have a inherently difficult and important job, being responsible for the majority of quarterback’s blind side. His tenure can benefit the offensive line in Atlanta by way of mentorship and expertise should he be signed.
The 7 year veteran has proven himself in multiple cities when healthy, beginning his career in Miami for a half decade then spending the last two with the Rams. Knee problem in mind, the Falcons could be setting themselves up for a low-cost contract while locking up one of the best in the game.
A deal will likely to be coming soon, if at all as player report for camp on Thursday of this week, and start practice on Friday.
Also in Atlanta Falcons acquisition news, the birds have signed another familiar and
high profile addition to their ranks. The ball boy known as Red Lightning has signed on to run the sidelines as he did so well for the Florida State Seminoles. Seeing the familiar face, who was all over the internet during college football, is a bright spot as many FSU fans and beyond cheered at the news.
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