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Report: Falcons interested in Browns RT Mitchell Schwartz

Free agency rumors continue to slip in as the legal tampering period starts.

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And the Falcons rumors suggest the team is short on ideas for improving their roster. Atlanta's best offensive lineman last season was tackle Ryan Schraeder, who received a 2nd round tender earlier today. The team is now looking at potential replacements.

Mary Kay Cabot of has the news.

Browns right tackle Mitchell Schwartz has drawn interest on the first day of the free agency negotiating period from the Bucs, Giants, Vikings and Falcons.

Pro Football Focus ranks Schwartz one spot better than Schraeder on their list of tackles, and is about a year younger than Schraeder. What would he cost? Reportedly, a substantial amount of money.

Schwartz stands to become the highest-paid right tackle in the NFL at about $8.5 million a year.

If Atlanta's offseason plans includes paying a significant amount of money for a slight improvement on one of their strongest positions, 2016 is not going to be a great year.