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Chris Lindstrom signs, all 2019 Falcons rookies now under contract

The rookie guard is expected to be a key component of the 2019 offensive line.

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The Falcons only had one rookie who wasn’t under contract when they kicked off their rookie minicamp last week, and less than a week later, Chris Lindstrom is signed. That was pretty easy.

Lindstrom was one of the surprises of the first round, but the hyper-athletic guard is expected to step in as a starter on day one at either left or right guard. The hope is that Lindstrom can alleviate some of the seemingly endless guard woes the team has endured in recent years, and he has the talent to be a top-flight starter for a decade or more. For the moment, I’ll settle for a good rookie season.

With Lindstrom under contract, the entire class is signed and the Falcons can look ahead to their upcoming priorities, which include OTAs and new deals for both Grady Jarrett and Julio Jones. With any luck, this class will be an impactful one, but it all starts with what Lindstrom can do to help stabilize the guard position.