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Washington signs ex-Falcons OL Wes Schweitzer to 3 year deal

Austin Hooper and Schweitzer are out the door, with De’Vondre Campbell likely to follow.

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Wes Schweitzer was not exactly beloved during his time in Atlanta, but despite that, he wound up spending four surprisingly productive seasons with the Falcons. Schweitzer battled Chris Chester almost to a draw for the job in 2016, took over right guard in 2017, was demoted in 2018 but wound up starting 13 games due to injuries to Brandon Fusco and Andy Levitre, and started 7 more games in 2019 thanks to injuries to Chris Lindstrom, James Carpenter, and Jamon Brown.

For a sixth-round pick, 36 largely decent starts in four season is pretty impressive. Now Schweitzer has parlayed that into what could be a starting gig in Washington.

It’s a good landing spot for Schweitzer, given that they’re a little unsettled on the interior of their offensive line at the moment, and he can play three positions credibly if called upon. There was no way the Falcons were going to give him that kind of money, so kudos to him for landing a nice deal.

The Falcons made it clear they were going to let him explore the market when Thomas Dimitroff noted the Falcons were happy with their three man competition at left guard, which will include Jamon Brown, James Carpenter, and Matt Gono. Things are a little less settled behind Alex Mack at center, where Schweitzer was the emergency option. Chances are good the Falcons will either have to draft somebody or count on Sean Harlow in 2020.

Good luck, Wes!