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Falcons re-sign OT Bryce Harris; no word on Jake Long

In a blockbuster move on the second day of free agency, the Falcons have locked up a backup tackle.

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According to the NFL's transaction wire, the Falcons made a bold move today, re-signing backup offensive tackle Bryce Harris.

Harris was claimed off waivers from the New Orleans Saints prior to the start of the 2015 season and was generally inactive on game days. As our own Matthew Chambers pointed out in our roster review series, Harris is young, he's inexpensive, and he's been durable in his career. Harris has played in 35 NFL games over the course of his four-year career with four starts.

The Falcons have two very good tackles in Jake Matthews and Ryan Schraeder, who will hopefully remain in Atlanta after testing the market as a restricted free agent with a second round tender. Teams are able to make offers to Schraeder, but the Falcons will have the opportunity to match any offer sheet Schraeder signs. If the team chooses to not match the offer, they will receive a second round pick in exchange for Schraeder.

Both Matthews and Schraeder have been reasonably durable. Matthews struggled with some injuries during his rookie season, but he didn't miss much time.

There hasn't been any news about tackle Jake Long, who was signed by the Falcons mid-season on a one-year deal. As of right now, Harris is the primary backup tackle.