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Falcons should be interested in released Washington Redskins guard Chris Chester

Solving Atlanta's guard problem may be quicker than expected.

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

As mentioned a few days ago in our guard review, the Atlanta Falcons have Jon Asamoah and "Uh Oh" at guard. Justin Blalock was replaced with Mike Person, a player who has never started an NFL game.

Many expect the Falcons to closely monitor released veterans to supplement some of the roster's bigger holes, including the guard position. Luckily Washington is not waiting until final roster cut downs to make some of their veterans available, according to ESPN's Adam Caplan.

Chester was likely too small and expensive to fit well in Washington's new blocking scheme, but he is obviously a schematic fit after playing in Kyle Shanahan's offense.

The 32 year-old, 305-pound, 6-foot-3 guard was selected 56th overall in the 2006 NFL draft, later signing a five-year deal with Washington. He has started every single game the last four seasons.

The positive here is that Chester should come cheap, and played well overall in 2014. PFF gave him high grades in pass blocking, but he appeared to struggle in run blocking.

The Falcons should be very interested in Chester, who should provide the team with more flexibility in the guard competition. Now if Chester could only play free safety, he would be the perfect signing.