Report: Jaguars interested in former Falcons RT Tyson Clabo

4/5/13 in NFL   |   Mia781   |   953 respect

Atlanta Falcons released their starting right tackle Tyson Clabo in a surprise move on Thursday. Tyson Clabo was owed $4.5 million for the 2013 season and the Atlanta Falcons were trying to free cap room to accommodate a new contract for quarterback Matt Ryan.
Now, he veteran offensive tackle Tyson Clabo hasn’t been an unrestricted free agent for long and is reportedly already drawing interest from two teams on the open market. The Dallas Cowboys and Jacksonville Jaguars are both reportedly interested in Tyson Clabo, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.
Originally going undrafted in 2004, Tyson Clabo was signed by the Denver Broncos, but had hard luck in his first few seasons as he bounced around the league from the Broncos to the New York Giants (2004) then to the San Diego Chargers (2005) and back to the Broncos for a second stint. However, all the while, Tyson Clabo didn’t appear in a single regular season game. It wasn’t until his second-year with the Atlanta Falcons that Tyson Clabo made his NFL debut in 2006.
Gradually, the player who was initially signed onto the Atlanta Falcons’ practice squad made his way up to the starting lineup and made a place for himself there. The 31-year-old Tyson Clabo has been a regular starter for the Atlanta Falcons over the past six seasons. Tyson Clabo has also briefly seem time at the guard position and left tackle.
However, with the2013 NFL draft just three weeks away, Ian Rapoport further reports that at this stage teams are in no hurry to sign Tyson Clabo. He will be likely signed later in the offseason if a team is unable to find a starting caliber-right tackle in April’s draft.
While Tyson Clabo is also familiar with Jacksonville Jaguars general manager Dave Caldwell, who was also the Atlanta Falcons’ former director of player personal, signing Clabo would go against the Atlanta Falcons’ long-term vision that they projected in their free agency signings. But if the Atlanta Falcons find themselves with a gaping hole at right tackle, which has been primarily filled by veteran Guy Whimper as well as third-year pro Cameron Bradfield over the past two seasons, and they can still find no draft replacement, then Tyson Clabo may have a shot at a bargain price.
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