The Falcons have at least one, if not more, glaring holes along their offensive line. After coming away with only one 7th round offensive linemen, they had begun kicking the tires on a few free agents. The team has signed the versatile offensive lineman Tyler Polumbus, per Tyler Polumbus on twitter.
Made some incredible memories in DC and some lifelong friendships. I will miss it, but excited for the next chapter! pic.twitter.com/ShlK5cHAb1— Tyler Polumbus (@Tyler_Polumbus) May 13, 2015
The 6-foot-8, 308-pound player has had stints with the Denver Broncos, the Seattle Seahawks, and most recently the Washington Redskins after being undrafted in 2008.
Polumbus has played predominately at the right tackle position, notably under new offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan in Washington. Prior to that, he has generally shuffled around the offensive line, including time at left guard. He could potentially provide competition for the right tackle position, but will most likely fill in at Atlanta's wide open left guard spot.
The signing likely puts Atlanta out of the running for Joe Barksdale, the other offensive lineman the Falcons had worked out since the draft.