The Falcons have made it blatantly known through free agency that they are no longer going to tolerate the poor offensive line play that took place in parts of 2017 and all of 2018. Before today, Atlanta released the likes of Andy Levitre and Ryan Schraeder while adding guards Jamon Brown and James Carpenter. On Wednesday, another addition to the group was announced.
Former Giants, Bucs and Redskins offensive lineman Adam Gettis is signing with the Falcons, per source. Gettis provides depth at guard. Can also play center.
— Jordan Raanan (@JordanRaanan) April 3, 2019
Gettis has bounced around as a reserve for the Redskins, Giants and most recently, the Bucs, starting in one game over his seven-year career. Even though he did not play at all in either of the last two seasons, Gettis does come from Tampa Bay, where new offensive coordinator, Dirk Koetter, was previously the head coach.
This move is purely for depth at the guard and center position. If things go accordingly, Gettis will never see the playing field. Although, the transaction could foreshadow the departure of one of the current reserve lineman on the roster. Right now, Wes Schweitzer, Brandon Fusco, and Sean Harlow are all candidates to be released, as the Falcons continue to overhaul their offensive line.