The Atlanta Falcons continue to focus on the defensive side of the ball in free agency. The team is scheduled to meet with defensive end Adrian Clayborn today, according to ESPN's Vaughn McClure.
Clayborn was the No. 20 overall pick of the 2011 NFL Draft. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers selected him in hopes of developing Clayborn as a pass rusher, but injuries have marred his short NFL career.
In four years Clayborn has missed 28 games. He only played Week 1 of the 2014 season before landing on injured reserve due to a torn bicep.
As a rookie, Clayborn finished the season with 8 sacks, 10 hits and 32 hurries in 874 snaps (per Pro Football Focus). He didn't offer much against the run, but he showed promise in getting after the quarterback. He followed that season up by playing just three games in 2013.
Clayborn isn't a top-tier pass rusher in free agency, but he would be a solid signing for the Falcons. The injuries will likely keep his price down. Clayborn could play either defensive end in Dan Quinn's defense.
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