Falcons to sign tackle Austin Pasztor

Posted on Aug 18 2017 - 7:31pm by Chase Irle

If there is a position of weakness on this Atlanta Falcons team, it is on the offensive line. The retirement of Chris Chester created an immediate void to fill, one the Falcons did not seem to mind during the draft or free agency. The Falcons have internal options in backup Ben Garland and former sixth round pick Wes Schweitzer, but from the outside looking in, Atlanta can use all the help they can get to protect last year’s MVP Matt Ryan.

Beyond that, the Falcons also lost last season’s backup tackle Tom Compton to Chicago in free agency. Atlanta will constantly be keeping their eyes peeled for bodies to add across the line, and on Friday, they did just that. Via Austin Pasztor’s agent, the former Brown will be signing a one-year deal with the dirtybirds.

In five seasons, Pasztor has played in 58 games, starting in 43 them. He has spent his entire career at the tackle position, so this signing seems like Pasztor will be filling the same role that Compton did last year. But with the guard position still a question mark, who knows what kind of role Pasztor can play for Atlanta this season.

 

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