Vaughn Mcclure of ESPN announced the Falcons reached a three-year contract extension with offensive tackle Ty Sambrailo on Tuesday.
Falcons agree to three-year extension with OL Ty Sambrailo, the starting right tackle at the end of last season.
— vaughn mcclure (@vxmcclure23) February 19, 2019
The Falcons traded a fifth-round pick to the Denver Broncos for Sambrailo before the 2017 season to add to their offensive line depth.
In 2017, he started in two games for Atlanta as a replacement for an injured Ryan Schraeder and was serviceable. But in 2018, Schraeder saw Sambrailo take his spot while he was healthy at the end of the year. Sambrailo started the final four games for Atlanta and performed better than many would have expected.
The three-year extension does not mean Sambrailo will be the starter to begin next season, but it could foreshadow the release of Ryan Schraeder who really struggled last season. With Sambrailo in the fold, it makes it much easier to move on from Schraeder and try to find a younger body to fill the void.
On the signing, Dan Quinn said, “We are excited to bring back Ty as a part of our brotherhood. His versatility has proven to be one of his many strengths. We look forward to him being a valuable piece of the offensive line.”
Dan Quinn on Ty Sambrailo, who agreed to a three-year extension with the Falcons: “We are excited to bring Ty back as a part of our brotherhood. His versatility has proven to be one of his many strengths. We look forward to him being a valuable piece of the offensive line.”
— Jason Butt (@JasonHButt) February 19, 2019
The numbers on the contract have yet to be released. More details coming soon.