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Falcons sign RT Ty Sambrailo to a 3 year deal

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A slightly surprising deal with potentially big ramifications

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The Falcons offensive line has been mentioned as a key unit to see some upgrades and changes in the 2019 season. The regression of starter Ryan Schraeder was significant enough in 2018 that the coaching staff felt compelled to replace him with Ty Sambrailo. Well, it looks like Dan Quinn and the coaching staff liked what they saw, as they’ve now awarded the young right tackle with a 3 year contract.

Sambrailo turns 27 in March, so he’s still on the right side of the 30-wall. This deal is a little bit of a surprise. Most people would have predicted a shorter term, though it should be noted that we do not know the full details of the contract yet. The total amount of the deal could be an indication on whether the team thinks he’s a replacement for Ryan Schraeder or someone that could be a key backup.

Given his strong finish to the 2018 season (PFF gave him high marks to close out the year), at minimum he should get a chance in training camp to prove he’s capable of being an every down starter.

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