Titans release pair of offensive linemen that should garner interest from Falcons

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It is no secret the Falcons are in the market for offensive linemen. After all, they boasted one of the worst units in the league last season. Given the team’s recent investment in the position through the draft, Atlanta could benefit tremendously from a veteran free agent that can step in immediately. And one who Falcons fans have been clamoring for since 2019 just became available.

Saffold was highly sought after during 2019 free agency, and the Falcons were in the market for a guard during that time. In what is an infamous blunder by the former regime, Atlanta came away with Jamon Brown and James Carpenter while Saffold played outstanding football in Tennessee.

He’ll be 34 during the 2022 season and has struggled to stay on the field the past two seasons — 15 regular season games. So this signing wouldn’t come without risk. However, Saffold has a history with Arthur Smith, who has praised him in media sessions since he took over as Falcons head coach. Saffold could give the offense a reliable guard duo while simultaneously giving Jalen Mayfield time to develop behind a veteran.

Saffold isn’t the only Titans’ offensive lineman that recently became available too. Tennessee also released Kendall Lamm.

Lamm signed a two-year deal worth $6.8 million with Tennessee last offseason and was set to count over $4 million against the cap in 2022 — an apparent cap casualty. The release creates over $3 million in cap space for the Titans. He entered training camp last offseason with a shot at the starting right tackle position, but an injury halted that. Lamm appeared in 12 games for the Titans in 2021, starting one, and could replace Matt Gono as the team’s swing tackle.

Photographer: Fred Kfoury III/Icon Sportswire
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