The long wait is over.
What wait? Ryan Schraeder signing his tender, of course! Crisis averted!
ESPN's Vaughn McClure was the first to report that Schraeder has signed.
Schraeder has been the best undrafted player under Thomas Dimitroff, and quickly became one of the team's best offensive linemen. Schraeder has been nearly as effective as former 1st-round selection Jake Matthews, and should remain a major building block for the team in the future.
Assuming no other team wants to take a shot at signing him away. After the Valdosta State tackle finished out his three-year, ~$1.5 million deal, the Falcons placed a second round tender on his fourth year. The Falcons will pay him $2.553 this season, as long as no other team wants to offer him a long-term deal and part with a second round draft pick.
Schraeder should be safe for one more year, but considering his age and performance, do not be surprised if a desperate team takes a shot on stealing him away.