The Atlanta Falcons have agreed to terms with former Cleveland Browns and Green Bay Packers offensive lineman Justin McCray as part of a flurry of signings which were announced late Sunday afternoon.
This is yet another veteran signing that crosses off a potential need in the draft for Atlanta, who figured to be looking at acquiring a potential swing tackle or versatile depth piece for 2020 in April.
The Falcons have agreed to terms with OL Justin McCray, who played last season for the Browns and previously played for the Packers, a source said. The versatile lineman played in 15 games last season (four starts) and has 15 career starts to his credit. https://t.co/uHPJENJNAJ— Rob Demovsky (@RobDemovsky) March 22, 2020
McCray figures to step in as the favorite to be the team’s swing tackle in 2020; that’s a role which was vacated with the cut of Ty Sambrailo before the beginning of this free agency period.
McCray provides versatility along the offensive line, having NFL experience playing every position along the offensive line except for center.
McCray played in 14 games for the Cleveland Browns last season but a look at the PFF scores doesn’t instill a lot of confidence in his ability as anything more than a depth piece. He ranked as Cleveland’s third-worst lineman with a grade of 50.8 and was the team’s worst pass blocker with a 41.8 mark.
The saving grace was that he was a very solid run blocker with a 65.0 grade — the best on the team among offensive lineman.
McCray figures to be a solid depth signing at a cheap price.