The Atlanta Falcons didn't wait long to add tackle depth to their depleted roster. They've signed Sean Locklear, who will wear #77 when he suits up in the Georgia Dome. Contract terms not yet available.
Reported Falcons worked out veteran tackle Sean Locklear yesterday. Now No. 77 has a locker here— vaughn mcclure (@vxmcclure23) November 13, 2013
#Falcons signed OT Sean Locklear.— D. Orlando Ledbetter (@AJCFalcons) November 13, 2013
Locklear was a 10 game starter for the Giants just a year ago, but the 32-year-old suffered an ACL injury in December and went through a long rehabilitation process as a result. That helps to explain why a pretty solid tackle was unsigned for so long.
Locklear is being brought in purely for depth reasons. With Sam Baker going on injured reserve this week, the Falcons were down to three active tackles. Lamar Holmes and Jeremy Trueblood have started, but rookie UDFA Ryan Schraeder has had only limited snaps, and you really don't want just three tackles on a roster with question marks. It's possible Locklear or Schraeder could get into games now, but given that this is a lost year regardless, I'd hope Locklear remains a steadying bench presence.
Still, solid signing to shore up the position. Your thoughts on Locklear?
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